macOS Ventura Public Beta 4 Issues, Bugs Fixed, Features

macOS Ventura public beta 4

macOS Ventura Public Beta 4

Apple has released macOS Ventura Public Beta 4 one day after the rollout of Developer Beta 6. This update has the same build number 22A5331f and it continues to fine tune macOS 13 for the public release expected this autumn. Check out known issues, fixes, features and more.

macOS Ventura Public Beta 4 Issues

Before you update check out fresh problems reported for this version:

  • 1. Touch ID not working properly after update on MacBook Pro M1 Pro. | Reported by 3adel_bassiony
  • 2. Safari search field too small when using compact tabs. | Reported by krantalon
    Fix: Go to Safari settings (preferences), click on Tabs and select Separate view and the Compact again.
  • 3. FaceTime opening every time macOS boots.
    Fix: Disable call forwarding to Mac from iPhone. On your iOS device go for Settings -> Phone -> Calls on Other Devices.
  • 4. Pasting link in Messages doesn’t work if copied from Safari or other apps.
    Fix: Exit Messages, return and paste again.
  • 5. Notes app crashes when selecting Quick Notes in the sidebar.
  • 6. Bitdefender not able to update in this release. Reported by Martyimac.
  • 7. Safari synced tab groups issue causes tab so reappear a couple of seconds after you close them.
  • 8. Instapaper not working since Public Beta 4 update. | Reported by Gary F.
  • To be updated!

macOS Ventura Public Beta 4 Bugs Fixed

The problems addressed by this update are mentioned below:

  • 1. powerd process overloading Mac and causing various issues (fan not stopping), has been fixed!
  • 2. Stage Manager has been improved. No more freezing and other similar glitches.
  • 3. Installing apps from TestFlight now works.
  • 4. Highlighted search snippets remain visible after search is closed.
  • 5. macOS Big Sur computers can now be updated to macOS Ventura beta, without having to upgrade to Monterey first.
  • 6. Safari is showing up in Launchpad after a restore, it did not in previous versions.
  • To be updated!
  • Tip: You can also check the Beta 6 Developer release notes over here, for more details.

macOS Ventura Public Beta 4 Features

Changes spotted when compared to PB 3 are highlighted here:

  • 1. Show windows from an app now available, allowing you to displays windows ‘All at once’ in the same stage.
  • To be updated!

macOS Ventura Public Beta 4 Update

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This release is available, over-the-air in the System Settings app if your Mac is already running a previous macOS 13 beta version.

If your machine is on a public macOS Monterey rerelease, you have to download and install the macOS Ventura Beta Profile first.

It’s available for free on the Apple Beta Software Program platform. Here is a step-by-step guide that shows how to enroll your Mac!

Have you installed macOS Ventura PB 4 on your Mac? Did you spot any changes not mentioned in this article? What about bugs fixed or new issues? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Apple has also rolled out recently iOS 16 Public Beta 5 (20A5356a), iPadOS 16.1 (20B5027f) and watchOS 9 Public Beta 5 (20R5359a).