macOS Ventura

Works smarter.
Plays harder.
Goes further.

macOS Ventura makes the things you do most on Mac even better, with powerful new ways to get more done, share and collaborate in your favourite apps, immerse yourself in next‑level games and take full advantage of your other devices.

Mail

New mailbox features

Undo send.
Schedule send.
Follow up.
Add rich links.

Spotlight

New search design

Richer search results bring together all the information you need for contacts, albums, musicians, movies, TV shows, actors, sports and businesses. View large, scrollable previews of your files in Quick Look by pressing the Space bar.

Spotlight quick actions

You can now use Spotlight to quickly set an alarm, start a Focus, find the name of a song with Shazam, run a shortcut and more.

Safari and Passkeys

Sign in more safely with passkeys

Passkeys introduce a more secure and easier way to sign in.

Safari performance

The world’s fastest browser.

Shared Tab Groups

Share tabs and bookmarks, send messages and start FaceTime from Safari. Whether you’re planning a trip with friends or shopping for a couch with your partner, you can share all the tabs in one place. And when they find something great, they can add tabs too.

Messages

Everyday messaging enhanced

You can now edit a message you just sent or unsend a recent message altogether. And you can mark a message as unread if you can’t respond in the moment and want to come back to it later.7

SharePlay via Messages

Watch the latest episode of your favourite show or listen to a new song with friends while chatting about it in Messages.8 Shared playback controls ensure that you’re always synced up.

Richer collaboration

Share notes, presentations, reminders, Safari Tab Groups and more in Messages to start collaborating instantly. See updates on shared projects in the thread, and easily get in touch with your collaborators from the app you’re working in.

Photos

iCloud Shared Photo Library

Share photos and videos seamlessly with up to five other people, so everyone can collaborate on the family’s collection and enjoy more complete memories. With iCloud Shared Photo Library, family memories are in one place for everyone to enjoy at any time, even if you’re not the one who snapped the shot or edited the photo.

Smart ways to share

Choose what to include based on a start date or the people in the photos. Once the Shared Photo Library is set up, you can share photos manually or get smart suggestions for adding photos to the shared library in a new For Your Shared Library sidebar item.

Edits and changes sync everywhere

Everyone has equal permissions for adding, editing and deleting photos in the shared library. Favourites, captions and keywords sync too, so if one person organises the collection, everyone benefits.

Stage Manager

Introducing Stage Manager

Stage Manager automatically organises your apps and windows in a single view on any Mac, so you can stay focused while easily moving between tasks.

Switch between apps

Switch between apps and windows seamlessly with a simple click. Or click anywhere on your desktop to quickly get back to a file or folder.

Create your ideal workspace

Make different groups of apps for specific tasks or projects. And arrange, resize and overlap them in your ideal layout.

FaceTime

Handoff comes to FaceTime

Move a FaceTime call from one device to another with just a click. So you’ll always be able to join a call from the right device.

Continuity Camera

Use iPhone as your webcam

Use the powerful camera system of iPhone with your Mac to do things never before possible with a webcam. Simply bring iPhone close to your Mac and it automatically switches to iPhone as the camera input. And it works wirelessly, so there’s nothing to plug in.9

Centre Stage

When using Continuity Camera, Centre Stage is now available on any Mac. So you can stay centred in the camera frame during video calls or meetings even as you move around.10

Studio Light and Portrait mode

Studio Light artfully illuminates your face and dims the background. Add Portrait mode to blur the background and keep the focus on you.11

Desk View

Collaborate virtually using Desk View, which mimics an overhead camera, showing your desk and your face at the same time.10

Games

Advanced gaming features

Amazing visuals, accelerated performance and quicker loading.

Amazing visuals, accelerated performance and quicker loading.

Play together with SharePlay

SharePlay makes it simple to join and play games together. Join a SharePlay session with friends to play a multiplayer game that uses Game Center.*

Redesigned Game Center dashboard

See what your friends are playing, view their achievements and find out when they beat your high score, so you can go and beat theirs.

Freeform

Coming later this year

Introducing Freeform

Freeform is a productivity app where you and your collaborators can bring ideas to life. Plan projects, collect inspiration, brainstorm with your team or draw with a friend. Share files and insert web links, documents, video and audio.

Collaborate in real time

Invite collaborators, share a link and start working together instantly. As others add their thoughts, you can see changes on the canvas in real time.

System Settings

Redesigned look and feel

A new sidebar design in System Settings — instantly familiar to iPhone and iPad users — makes it easier than ever to navigate settings and configure your Mac.

Privacy and Security

Rapid Security Response

Security improvements. Applied faster than ever.

Locked Hidden album in Photos

Hidden and Recently Deleted albums. Locked by default.

Voice Control spelling mode

Dictate names, addresses and other spellings, letter by letter.13

Buddy controller

Team up with a friend or care provider while gaming.

And so
much more.

Clock App.

The Clock app you know and love from iPhone and iPad is now on Mac. See the local time in different time zones around the world, or set an alarm that plays a customised alert at a specific time. Ask Siri “What time is it in London?” or “Wake me up tomorrow at 7 am”.

Weather.

Click forecast modules for more detailed local forecasts. You can also receive government notifications about severe weather events like cyclones, thunderstorms, flash floods and more.

Notes.

Lock a note using just your Mac login password, eliminating the need to remember a separate password. New, customisable filters in Smart Folders enable organisation based on creation date, attachments, checklists and more.

Reminders.

Save, create or share lists as templates to reuse them for routines, packing lists and more. Pin your favourite lists for easy access. Today and Scheduled Lists now group items by time and date, making it easier to view and add reminders. And an all‑new Completed Smart List lets you view all of your completed reminders in one place, along with details like the time they were completed.

Live Text.

Pause a video on any frame that contains text to use familiar interactions like copy, translate, look up, share and more.14

Home.

The redesigned Home app makes it easier to navigate, organise and view your smart home accessories in one place, and updates to the underlying architecture make it more efficient and reliable.15 Support for the Matter home connectivity standard lets you choose and connect even more smart home accessories.16

Maps.

Plan multiple stops along your route in advance and see them on your iPhone when you’re ready to go.

Memoji.

Express yourself with new Memoji stickers and customisation options like nose shapes, headwear, and hairstyles that represent more natural hair textures and curl patterns. And new Memoji contact sticker poses bring even more personality to your Contacts app.

Focus.

When you’re setting up a Focus, you can now select apps and people you want to receive notifications from by either allowing them or silencing them. And draw boundaries in Apple apps like Calendar and Messages by hiding distracting content with Focus filters.

Dictation.

Dictation automatically punctuates text with commas, full stops and question marks as you speak.17 You can also insert emoji with just your voice.18

Siri.

An updated design provides more focused results so you get just the information you’re looking for.

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