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 favorite 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.

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 right 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.5

SharePlay via Messages

Watch the latest episode of your favorite show or listen to a new song with friends while chatting about it in Messages.6 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 right 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. Favorites, captions, and keywords sync too, so if one person organizes the collection, everyone benefits.

Stage Manager

Introducing Stage Manager

Stage Manager automatically organizes 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.7

Center Stage

When using Continuity Camera, Center Stage is now available on any Mac. So you can stay centered in the camera frame during video calls or meetings even as you move around.8

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.9

Desk View

Collaborate virtually using Desk View, which mimics an overhead camera, showing your desk and your face at the same time.8

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 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.

Live Captions

Turn audio into text in real time and follow along more easily with conversations and media.11

Beta

Voice Control spelling mode

Dictate names, addresses, and other custom spellings, letter by letter.12

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 custom alert at a specific time.

Weather.

Click forecast modules for details about air quality, local forecasts, and more. Get hourly forecasts for the next 10 days and receive government notifications about severe weather events like tornadoes, winter storms, flash floods, and more.

Notes.

Lock a note using just your Mac login password, eliminating the need to remember a separate password. New, customizable filters in Smart Folders enable organization 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 favorite 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.13

Memoji.

Express yourself with new Memoji stickers and customization 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, periods, and question marks as you speak.14 You can also insert emoji with just your voice.15

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Incredible power.
Incredibly simple.

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