Apple’s released a new macOS Ventura 13.4.1 update for Mac.
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 is a point upgrade. It doesn’t have any known features or bug fixes on board, but it does bring important security patches to compatible Mac devices.
If you’re still lingering on macOS Monterey or an older version of macOS, this is the version of macOS Ventura you’ll see if you decide to move your Mac to Apple’s latest operating system.
If you’re moving up from macOS Monterey or an older version of macOS, macOS Ventura 13.4.1 will deliver the features from macOS Ventura 13.4, macOS Ventura 13.3.1, macOS Ventura 13.3, macOS Ventura 13.2.1, macOS Ventura 13.2, macOS Ventura 13.1, macOS Ventura 13.0.1, and macOS Ventura 13.0.
Apple’s also pushed a new macOS Security Response 13.4.1 (c) update. Rapid Security Responses are a new type of software release and they arrive in between software updates. These releases are delivered only for the latest version of macOS Ventura.
With that in mind, we want to take you through everything there you need to know about Apple’s latest macOS Ventura update for Mac.
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We’ll start out with some quick impressions about macOS Ventura 13.4.1 update’s performance.
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 Review
If your Mac is currently running macOS Ventura 13.4, you’ll see a pretty small download. It’s less than a gigabyte. However, the download will be bigger if you’re jumping up from macOS Monterey or an older version of macOS.
For more on the macOS Ventura 13.4.1 download and installation process, take a look at our guide. It’ll walk you through everything you need to know.
As for the macOS Security Response 13.4.1 (c) update, it requires an extremely tiny download.
We’ve been using the macOS Ventura 13.4.1 update on a MacBook Pro (2017) for several days now and here’s what we’ve learned about the software’s performance thus far:
Battery Life & Connectivity
- Battery life is stable right now. We haven’t noticed abnormal drain.
- Wi-Fi connectivity is fast and reliable.
- Bluetooth is working normally.
- Third-party apps, including Twitter, Slack, Chrome, and Spotify, are all working properly.
- First party apps like Safari and Podcasts are also stable at the moment.
- macOS Ventura 13.4.1 feels fast and we haven’t noticed abnormal amounts of UI lag.
If your Mac is struggling on macOS Ventura 13.4 or an older version of macOS, you might want to install macOS Ventura 13.4.1 on your Mac right now.
We’ve released a list of the best reasons to, and not to, install the latest version of macOS Ventura and it should help if you’re feeling leery about the move to macOS Ventura 13.4.1.
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 Problems
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 went through testing behind the scenes, but problems have unsurprisingly slipped into the final release.
We haven’t noticed any major bugs or performance issues during our time on the software, but some users are complaining about bugs and performance issues.
The current list of problems includes abnormal battery drain, Wi-Fi issues, Bluetooth problems, and problems with various first and third-party applications. If you run into issues with the macOS Ventura, here are a few resources that could help.
Before you get in touch with Apple’s customer support, have a look at our list of fixes for the most common macOS Ventura problems. If your Mac’s battery life is struggling, check out our fixes for macOS Ventura battery life problems.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our guides, head over to Apple’s discussion forums. If the users there can’t help you, you might want to get in touch with Apple Support via Twitter or with customer support via Apple’s website.
If you still can’t fix your issue(s), you’ll probably want to schedule an appointment at your local Apple Store.
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 Features
Apple’s point updates (x.x.x) typically focus on patching up lingering issues and that’s precisely what macOS Ventura 13.4.1’s focus is.
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 brings two very important security patches to compatible Mac models and you can learn more about them over on Apple’s security site.
As for the macOS Security Response 13.4.1 (c) update, it includes a security update for a WebKit issue and you can learn more about it right here.
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 Downgrade
If you run into problems on macOS Ventura 13.4.1 you can try moving your Mac’s software back to an older version if you think it could help.
If you’re interested in moving back to older software, have a look at our downgrade guide. It will help you get familiar with the process if you’re interested.
If your Mac is struggling on macOS Ventura 13.4.1 or an older version of macOS, you’ll be on your own for a bit.
Apple’s working on a new macOS Ventura 13.5 update and the software will arrive sometime later this year ahead of macOS 14 Sonoma. We expect the release to come in July.
The company will release macOS Sonoma for Mac later this year and the first beta is now available to download. For more about macOS Sonoma and its release, check out our guide.
Install macOS Ventura 13.6 for Better Security
Apple's new macOS Ventura 13.6 update has a trio of security patches on board. If you're interested in the particulars, check out the company's security site.
As for older updates, macOS Ventura 13.5.2 brought one security patch with it and it was an important one. If you want more information about the fix, head over to Apple.
macOS Ventura 13.5 brought 29 security patches to Mac, making it an extremely important upgrade. To learn more about these patches, head over to Apple's website.
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 had two essential security patches on board. If you want to learn more about them, head on over to Apple's website.
Apple's macOS Security Response 13.4.1 (c) update also included a security update and you can learn more about it right here.
macOS Ventura 13.4 had numerous security updates on board and you can read more about them on Apple's security site.
macOS Ventura 13.3.1 patched up two actively exploited vulnerabilities which made it an important download. You can learn about the two patches right here.
The macOS Ventura 13.3 update brought numerous security patches to Macs. If you want to learn more about these changes, check out Apple's guide.
macOS Ventura 13.2.1 brought four security patches to compatible Mac models. You can read more about those over on Apple's security site.
The macOS Ventura 13.2 update brought 25 security patches to Mac devices. You can read about those right here.
In addition, the software came with support for physical security keys for Apple ID. These will beef up your account security by requiring a physical security key as part of the two factor authentication sign in process. Learn more about the change right here.
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