macOS Ventura 13.3.1 Released with Fix for Apple Watch Unlock Issue

In addition to iOS 16.4.1, Apple has also released macOS Ventura 13.3.1 to all users. The update includes bug fixes for emojis and the Auto Unlock feature, as well as critical security updates that address two vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited.

After launching macOS 13.3 last week with a host of new features, including improved VoiceOver support, bug fixes, and new emojis, Apple has now released a new security and bug fix update for the operating system.

According to Apple, the release of macOS Ventura 13.3.1 is a minor update to the macOS Ventura operating system that was initially released in October of last year. The update arrives approximately two weeks after the release of macOS Ventura 13.3 and includes bug fixes for issues related to emoji and the Auto Unlock feature, as well as important security updates that address two actively exploited vulnerabilities.

To check if the macOS Ventura 13.3.1 update is available for your Mac, go to System Preferences, click on General, and then click on Software Update. If the update is available, click on Update Now to download and install it.

One of the notable fixes included in the update is for a bug that previously caused Auto Unlock with Apple Watch not to work properly. Additionally, the update addresses an issue that prevented the pushing hands emoji from displaying skin tone variations.

Here are the official release notes of macOS Ventura 13.3.1:

macOS Ventura 13.3.1 provides important bug fixes and security updates for your Mac including:

  • Pushing hands emoji does not show skin tone variations
  • Auto Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch may not work

Apple has emphasized that it will be sharing more information about the security updates included in macOS Ventura 13.3.1 shortly. We will keep you updated on any further details as soon as they become available.

Apple has started beta testing macOS Ventura 13.4, which will succeed macOS Ventura 13.3 and is expected to be released in the coming weeks. The update will likely bring new features and improvements to the operating system, although specific details are not yet available.

Source: Apple

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