Apple has officially unveiled macOS Ventura, the next version of their operating system (OS). It’s only available as a beta at the moment, so most people won’t be able to try it out until the official release date in Fall 2022. However, you can get an idea of what to expect from this article detailing all the new features and enhancements that come with macOS Ventura.
What is MacOS VENTURA?
macOS VENTURA is Apple’s operating system that powers a wide range of its devices, from desktop computers to mobile phones. This release is Apple’s latest update to macOS VENTURA, and it adds several key features and enhancements to Mac. Let’s take a look at some of these new features below.
Installing the Ventura software
Installing Ventura is as easy as any other MacOS software. It’s offered in over 100 languages, but most of them are handled through auto-detection. After opening up your package, you’ll see a setup icon on your desktop. Double-click it to open an installation wizard that will guide you through all of its key features.
Customizing your desktop in Ventura
One of our favorite new features in Apple’s macOS Ventura, lets you customize your desktop by adding widgets that automatically display real-time information about things like stock market data, weather updates, or social media updates. If you want to add a widget to your desktop in macOS Ventura, go to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop. Then click on Add Widget… under User Widgets.
Organize your home screen
Apple’s latest operating system—macOS Ventura—introduces a new way to organize your apps on your home screen. If you decide not to use it, that’s fine. You can always organize apps into folders or stick with icon view. Regardless of how you arrange your app icons, macOS requires that you save any changes before exiting its settings menu.
How to use Siri on macOS
Apple updated its Mac operating system with macOS Ventura, which will be available on all new Macs released in 2022. This means that Siri has been integrated into macOS, allowing you to perform voice commands across a variety of apps, including Safari, iMessage, Notes, Reminders and more. Find out more about Siri on macOS Ventura soon.
Use your iPhone with your Mac using Handoff
With Handoff, you can be on your Mac and receive text messages or phone calls, or start a task that was started on your iPhone. It’s now easier than ever to switch between devices when using them with macOS Ventura. There are new apps in macOS, like Stocks that let you track stock portfolios on both your iPhone and your Mac; now when you open it up on your Mac after having used it previously on iOS, it pulls all of your data right in.
Automatically back up files using Time Machine
With macOS Ventura, Apple automatically backs up files on your computer to iCloud. Additionally, Time Machine allows you to quickly recover individual files that have been deleted by mistake.
Auto Unlock using Touch ID
Apple have introduced new security measures in macOS Ventura that use your fingerprint to unlock your computer when you touch it. With Auto Unlock, you no longer need to type a password or click your trackpad. It’s an instant, smooth experience that makes entering your password less of a burden and more natural to get into your computer without being noticed.
Protecting data using FileVault
FileVault is Apple’s solution for encrypting your data so that no one but you can access it. You can turn on FileVault by opening System Preferences > Security & Privacy, clicking on FileVault, then turning on FileVault. If you already use a Mac with FileVault, you’ll need to decrypt it before upgrading to macOS Ventura (this process takes an hour or two). To learn more about how to configure your Mac for maximum security, check out our guide.
Use iCloud Drive with your Mac
One of macOS Ventura’s best features is AirDrop, which makes sharing files between devices quick and easy. With AirDrop, you can share anything with anyone—even if they don’t have a Mac. See our guide on how to use AirDrop for more information.
Set up multiple desktops on a single monitor or TV screen
When using macOS software, you can set up multiple desktops on a single screen. You can also switch from one desktop to another instantly with a keyboard shortcut. This feature is especially useful for MacBook Pro users, who have only one screen. The previous macOS software included multiple desktop spaces, but it wasn’t always intuitive to use; fortunately, it’s been vastly improved in macOS Ventura. To make setting up different desktops easier than ever before, follow these steps.
Use AirDrop to share files between devices easily and wirelessly
With AirDrop, you can quickly share photos, videos, or other files between your Mac and nearby iPhones. This makes it easy to show someone an image on your iPhone’s screen by sending it directly to your computer or vice versa. It also allows you to easily send documents back and forth with a coworker who’s sitting at a desk next to yours. And there are no setup requirements—it just works! macOS Ventura is smart enough to sense when devices are nearby that support AirDrop functionality.
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