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macOS Ventura 13.6 Release Date: Tips & Tricks

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The macOS Ventura 13.6 release date is close and some Mac users should start preparing for the software’s arrival right now.

macOS Ventura 13.6 is the next macOS Ventura update for Mac. It’s a milestone upgrade, but it’ll be much smaller than a typical milestone release. The software will bring under-the-hood enhancements to compatible Mac devices.

Apple hasn’t confirmed a specific macOS Ventura 13.6 release date, but it will land soon because Apple jumped straight to the final version of the beta. We expect the software to touch down sometime in September, probably alongside macOS Sonoma.

With the macOS Ventura 13.6 release date on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about its arrival. In this guide we’ll outline some tips and tricks that will come in handy as we close in on the next macOS Ventura update for Mac.

Prepare for the macOS Ventura 13.6 Release Date

macOS Ventura 13.6 will likely require a sizable chunk of space on your Mac’s internal storage.

If your Mac is getting low on storage, use this time to do some cleanup. Go into your Mac’s storage and delete files you no longer need. This will help make room for macOS Ventura 13.6. It could also improve your Mac’s performance.

You should also start backing up the important data you store on your Mac. Data loss issues are rare, but there’s always a chance something goes wrong during the transition from your current version of macOS to macOS Ventura 13.6.

The installation process may also log you out of some of your apps and services. We recommend having your Apple ID, iCloud information, third-party app login info handy just in case it does.

Get Familiar with macOS Ventura 13.6 and Older Updates

You should get familiar with the changes coming on board macOS Ventura 13.6. If you do this ahead of time you won’t get caught off-guard.

We’ve put together a guide that will take you through the most important things to know about Apple’s next version of macOS Ventura.

If you’ll be moving up from macOS Monterey, we’ve released a guide that will walk you through most of the changes on board macOS Ventura.

Most People Should Avoid the macOS Ventura 13.6 Beta

Installing the macOS Ventura 13.6 beta on your Mac might be tempting, but most people should avoid the beta and wait for the official release.

The macOS Ventura 13.6 beta will help Apple tackle bugs and performance issues before they become major headaches for millions of Mac users.

It’s also fun to try out new features before they’re released to the general public. That said, beta software can be extremely problematic.

The macOS Ventura 13.6 beta is causing problems for testers and you could run into some of these very same issues if you install it on your Mac.

If you rely on your Mac to get through a day of school or work, you’ll probably want to stay put on whatever version of macOS you’re currently running.

Monitor Feedback from the macOS Ventura 13.6 Beta

If you skip the macOS Ventura 13.6 beta, and again most people should, make sure you monitor feedback from beta testers as we push toward the software’s official release.

Monitoring this feedback will keep you up-to-date about the software’s potential problems and it will also alert you to its potential benefits. More importantly, it might help you decide if you want to install macOS Ventura 13.6 on you Mac right away or wait.

We’ve seen macOS Ventura 13.6 feedback emerge on sites like YouTube, the MacRumors forums, and Twitter. Check those sites if you’re curious about the software’s current performance.

macOS Ventura 13.6 Release Time

If you’ve owned a Mac or any other Apple device for awhile you already know this.  For those of you who are new Apple’s ecosystem, here’s your PSA.

Apple almost always rolls software updates out around 10AM Pacific. That will likely be the case for the final version of macOS Ventura 13.6.

Here’s what that looks like for other time zones in the United States:

  • Eastern – 1 PM
  • Central – 12 PM
  • Mountain – 11AM

Keep this in mind if you plan to install the final version of macOS Ventura 13.6 right away.

macOS Ventura 13.6 Download Size

We don’t know how big the macOS Ventura 13.6 download will be, but again, you can expect it to require quite a bit of free space on your Mac.

You can expect long download times, especially in the moments after Apple pushes the update live, but the installation process will probably take longer. Plan accordingly.

Prepare for macOS Ventura 13.6 Problems

macOS Ventura 13.6 has gone through Apple’s testing process, but the final version won’t be perfect. Problems will slip through the cracks.

Common macOS problems include abnormal battery drain, Bluetooth issues, Wi-Fi problems, app instability, UI lag, crashes, and Exchange issues.

These problems appear after every single macOS release and there’s a good chance we’ll see them emerge in the minutes, hours, days, and weeks after the macOS Ventura 13.6 release date.

It’ll be difficult to predict what kind of performance you’ll get once you move your Mac to macOS Ventura 13.6 so you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared to tackle issues you encounter on day one and beyond.

We’ve released a list of fixes for common macOS Ventura problems. If you don’t consider yourself a macOS expert, you’ll want to bookmark these fixes.

You’ll also want to bookmark or follow Apple Support on Twitter and bookmark the Apple Support page on the company’s website. You should also be familiar with Apple’s Discussion forums.

Learn How to Downgrade

If you run into into issues with macOS Ventura 13.6 you will be able to downgrade back to an older version of macOS.

If you aren’t familiar with the macOS downgrade process, now is a great time to get familiar with it.

Keep Your Apps Updated

If you want the best possible experience on macOS Ventura 13.6, make sure you keep your apps updated before, and after, the software’s released.

As we speed toward the macOS Ventura 13.6 release date, keep an eye out for support updates. These updates should help stabilize performance and help your device make a smooth transition to new software.

Before you download an app update, make sure you read reviews from users. These reviews will alert you to potential benefits and problems with the latest version.

Take Your Time with macOS Ventura 13.6

macOS Ventura 13.6 is an exciting upgrade and some of you might be tempted to install it the second it arrives.

For some of you, particularly those dealing with macOS Ventura problems, that might be the right move. However, some of you will be better off waiting a few hours, a few days or, in some cases, a few weeks before installing the software.

There are plenty of reasons to skip macOS software updates on day one. For one, macOS updates can wreak havoc on your device’s performance.

If you’re feeling leery, dig into feedback from Mac users who download macOS Ventura 13.6 right away. If you’re still undecided, think about waiting.

4 Reasons Not to Install macOS Ventura 13.6.4 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install macOS Ventura 13.6.4 for Better Security

Install macOS Ventura 13.6.4 for Better Security

If you want to protect your Mac and its data from harm, you'll probably want to download the latest version of macOS Ventura.

macOS Ventura 13.6.4 is a small upgrade, but an important one because it has 10 crucial security updates on board. 

As for older updates, macOS Ventura 13.6.3 had several patches on board. If you're interested in the particulars, you can dig a little deeper on Apple's security site.

macOS Ventura 13.6.1 patched up issues with FindMy, PassKeys, and more. You can learn more about these patches right here.

Apple's macOS Ventura 13.6 update had a trio of security patches on board. Check out the company's security site for more info.

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. 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.

macOS Ventura 13.1 delivered 35 security patches and it also brought upgrades to Advanced Data Protection for iCloud.

macOS Ventura 13.0.1 brought two security patches and the first version of macOS Ventura, macOS Ventura 13.0, had a ton of patches on board

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