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macOS Ventura – New Features – Apple

macOS Ventura makes the things you do most on Mac even better, with powerful new ways to get more done.
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Intelligent search improves your results by correcting typos and using synonyms for your search terms.1
See a richer view of shared content and more from the moment you begin to search for email messages.
Get notified if you forget to include an important part of your message, like an attachment or a recipient.1
Easily unsend an email message that you just sent before it reaches the recipient’s inbox.2
Schedule email to be sent at the perfect moment.
Move sent email messages to the top of your inbox so you can quickly send a follow‑up.1
Never forget about an email that you opened but didn’t get back to. Select a date and time to be reminded to have messages resurface in your inbox.
Add rich links that give your email messages more context and details at a glance.
Easily identify authenticated email messages with BIMI (Brand Indicators for Message Identification) verified brand iconography.
Press the Space bar on a result to view files in Quick Look.
Use Spotlight to quickly take action. Start a timer, turn on a Focus, find the name of a song with Shazam, run any shortcut, and more.
Brings together all the information you’re looking for in one rich result. Available for contacts, actors, musicians, movies, TV shows, businesses, and sports.
Spotlight uses information from images in Photos, Messages, Notes, and the Finder to enable searching by locations, scenes, or even things in the images, like text, a dog, or a car.3
Spotlight allows you to search for images of people, animals, monuments, and more from the web.4
Share a set of tabs with friends. Everyone can add their own tabs and see the Tab Group update instantly as you work together.
Tab Groups have dedicated start pages that you can customize with a background image and favorites.
Customize your Tab Groups with pinned tabs for each group.
Enables developers to create more kinds of Safari web extensions.
Adds support for opt‑in notifications from Safari pages on macOS.
See available extensions from your other devices listed in Safari preferences. Once installed, an extension will sync so you only have to turn it on once.
Settings you’ve set for specific websites, like page zoom and automatic Reader view, will sync across devices.
Adds support for Arabic, Korean, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Polish, Indonesian, and Dutch in Safari web page translation.
Added support for translating text in images using Live Text.
Gives developers more power and control over styling and layout of web pages to enable more engaging content.
Edit strong passwords suggested by Safari to adjust for site‑specific requirements.
Find and manage your Wi‑Fi passwords in Network Preferences. Reference and share passwords or delete old ones.
Passkeys replace passwords with an easier and safer sign‑in method.
Passkeys never leave your device and are specific to the site you created them for, making it almost impossible for them to be phished.
Nothing secret is kept on a web server, so you don’t have to worry about website leaks compromising your accounts.
Passkeys are end-to-end encrypted and sync across your Apple devices through iCloud Keychain.
Send an invitation to collaborate on a project in Messages, and everyone on the thread will automatically be added to the document, spreadsheet, or project. Compatible with Files, the Finder, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Notes, Reminders, and Safari, as well as third‑party apps.
When someone makes an edit, you’ll see activity updates at the top of the Messages thread. Click the updates to get back to the shared project.
Developers can integrate their app’s collaboration experiences with Messages and FaceTime, making it easy to initiate and manage collaboration from the places where you’re communicating with your collaborators.
Developers can build a Shared with You section into their app, so when someone sends you a video or article that you don’t have time to check out at the moment, it will be easy to find the next time you open the app.
You can edit a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it. Recipients will be able to see a record of edits made to the message.5
Unsend any message for up to 2 minutes after sending it.
Mark messages as unread when you don’t have time to respond but want to be sure to reply to the sender later.
You can recover recently deleted messages for up to 30 days after deleting them.6
Join synchronized activities like movies, music, workouts, games, and more with friends while chatting in Messages.
Share a separate iCloud photo library with up to five other people.
Share all your past photos, or use setup tools to contribute specific photos based on start date or people.
Contribute photos manually or use smart sharing suggestions in a new sidebar item.
Everyone has equal permissions to add, edit, favorite, caption, and delete.
Enjoy shared photos in Memories, Featured Photos, and the Photos widget.
Resize your windows to make them the perfect size for your task. You can even move them around on the center canvas.
Focus on the app you’re working with without going full screen. The app is positioned prominently in the center, at a size that makes it easy to work with.
The window of the app you’re working in is displayed prominently in the center, and your other apps and windows are arranged on the left side in order of recent use. Switch easily between apps and windows by simply clicking them.
View updated information for apps that you’re not working with off to the side, such as new messages and email, so you can stay up to date.
Drag and drop windows from the side or open apps from the Dock to create app sets that you can always click to get back to.
Click the desktop to get back to it so you can find that file you’re looking for.
Use all the Mac tools you’re familiar with, including Mission Control to get an overview of all your open apps and switch to the app you’re focusing on.
Create different spaces dedicated to specific interests or apps that you need to work with in full screen.
Easily move back and forth between traditional windows and Stage Manager to use the method that’s best suited for the work you need to do.
Move FaceTime calls seamlessly from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad, and vice versa. When you hand off a call, your connected Bluetooth headset transitions to the new device simultaneously.
When you’re collaborating in Files, the Finder, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Notes, Reminders, Safari, and supported third-party apps, you can start a FaceTime call with your collaborators with a click.
See automatically transcribed dialogue integrated into your FaceTime video calls. With speaker attribution, it’s easy to follow along with group conversations.7
Use the powerful iPhone camera system as your Mac webcam to do things that were never before possible with a webcam. It works wired or wirelessly, and your Mac can automatically switch to using iPhone as a camera input when you bring it close to your Mac.8
Select iPhone as your Mac microphone. It works wired or wirelessly and can automatically switch as you bring your iPhone close to your Mac or move it away.8
With Continuity Camera, Portrait mode is now available on any Mac. Portrait mode blurs the background to keep the focus on you.8
With Continuity Camera, Center Stage is now available on any Mac. Center Stage adjusts the framing as you move to keep you centered in the frame.9
A stunning video effect artfully dims the background and illuminates your face, so you won’t need to clutter your desk with external lighting. Studio Light is great for difficult lighting situations, like backlit scenes in front of a window.10
Using the Ultra Wide camera on iPhone, Desk View lets you show what’s on your desk during a video conference. It mimics an overhead camera and lets you share your desk and your face at the same time, with no need for complicated setup.9
See your friends’ play activity and achievements all in one place on the redesigned Game Center dashboard and profile.
Games that use Game Center multiplayer support have SharePlay integration. You can start playing automatically with friends on a FaceTime call.
Freeform’s canvas is perfect for diagramming new projects, aggregating important assets, or just brainstorming on a board limited only by your imagination.
With real-time collaboration, you can view others’ contributions as they add content and make edits, just as if you were together, standing in front of a real whiteboard.
Freeform leverages the Messages Collaboration API so you can start a session from FaceTime and see updates from your collaborators right in your conversation in Messages.
Embed images, video, audio, PDFs, documents, and web links. You can add virtually any kind of file to the canvas and preview it inline, without leaving your board.
System Preferences gets a refreshed design that’s easier to navigate and a new name: System Settings.
The sidebar makes it easy to move through different settings panes, so you can quickly configure your device — without having to drill into and out of views.
Settings are organized by category, with similar categories grouped close together — providing more consistency across macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.
With more space in each settings pane, it’s simple to find the settings you want right away.
If you don’t know where to find an option in System Settings, you can search in the search field at the top of the new sidebar.
Access and customize AirPods features and settings in one place. When AirPods are connected, an AirPods menu will appear at the top of Settings.
The Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are locked by default and can be unlocked using your login password or Touch ID.
Get important security improvements to your devices even faster. This isn’t a standard software update. These improvements can be applied automatically between normal updates.
This new security mode provides extreme protection for the very small number of users who face grave, targeted threats to their digital security. It further hardens your device’s defenses and strictly limits certain functions, sharply reducing the attack surface that could potentially be exploited by highly targeted mercenary spyware.
Background sounds are now available on Mac. You can play calming sounds, such as ocean or rain, to mask unwanted environmental noise and help minimize distractions.
Combine inputs from multiple game controllers into one so your care provider or friend can support you in getting to the next level in your game.
Transcriptions are generated automatically in real time for users who are deaf or hard of hearing so they can follow along more easily with conversations, audio, and video.7
See automatically transcribed dialogue integrated into your FaceTime video calls. With speaker attribution, it’s easy to follow along with group conversations.7
You can now hang up FaceTime calls with Voice Control. Just use the voice command “hang up” when Voice Control is turned on (participants on the call will hear you).
VoiceOver and Spoken Content are now available in over 20 additional languages and locales, including Bangla (India), Bulgarian, Catalan, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. You can also select from dozens of new voices optimized for assistive features.
Discover common formatting issues such as duplicate spaces and mistakenly capitalized letters in documents and email before sharing with others.
Type out your response and have it spoken out loud in real time when you use Live Captions during a phone call or FaceTime call or with any video conferencing app on your Mac.
Dictate names, addresses, or other custom spellings letter by letter using Voice Control spelling mode.11
More easily see and manage your information, add cards directly from the Apple Pay experience, and review details about your purchase with an improved summary view.
The Clock app on iPad and iPhone is now available on Mac, enabling seamless continuity between devices.
See the local time in different time zones around the world or set an alarm that plays a custom alert sound at a specific time.
Ask Siri to set timers and alarms or ask for the time in another city.
Extend Clock functionality to meet your needs using shortcuts that you can access from the menu bar or the Finder or by asking Siri.
Dictation inserts commas, periods, and question marks for you as you dictate.12
Insert emoji using your voice while dictating on device.13
Five new bilingual dictionaries are available: Bangla–English, Czech–English, Finnish–English, Hungarian–English, and Turkish–English.
Set boundaries within Apple apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari to draw boundaries for each Focus you enable. For example, choose a set of Tab Groups to show up in Safari while in the Work Focus, or hide your work calendar when you’re using the Personal Focus.
With the new Focus filter API, developers can use the signal that you’re using to enable Focus to hide distracting content.
Have a Focus turn on automatically at a set time or location or while using a certain app.
Get started with Focus with a personalized setup experience for each option.
When you’re setting up a Focus, select apps and people you want to receive notifications from by either allowing them or silencing them.
Browse your fonts in the new grid and sample modes.
Search fonts by name, family, designer, character, and copyright.
Preview multiple font families and manage installation options in a single window.
The Home app has an all‑new design that makes it easier to navigate, organize, view, and control all your accessories. Improvements to the underlying architecture enhance your smart home’s performance and make it more efficient and reliable.14
See your entire home at a glance in the redesigned Home tab. Rooms and favorite accessories are integrated into the app’s main tab, giving you easier access to accessories you use most.
Categories for Lights, Climate, Security, Speakers and TVs, and Water let you quickly access all the relevant accessories organized by room, along with more detailed status information.
An updated sidebar layout includes categories and rooms so you can get to them quickly.
Up to nine camera views are displayed front and center in the Home tab, and with just a scroll, you can see any additional camera views in your home.
Accessory tiles have been redesigned so the different accessories are more visually recognizable through shape and color. Accessories can be controlled directly from their tiles by clicking the tile’s icon, or you can click the accessory name for more detailed controls.
Enhancements to the underlying architecture enable faster, more reliable performance, especially for homes with many smart accessories. Communicate with and control connected accessories more efficiently from multiple devices at the same time using the Home app.14
Matter is a new smart home connectivity standard that will enable compatible accessories to work together seamlessly, across platforms. Matter will allow you to choose from even more compatible smart home accessories and control them with the Home app and Siri on Apple devices.15
An additional layout called Changyong is now available for Shuangpin users.
Users can now input Cantonese words and phrases using Jyutping and other phonetic methods.
Extends the regional dialect to include Sichuanese.
Autocorrect supports three new languages: English (New Zealand), English (South Africa), and Kazakh.
Search for emoji in 19 new languages including Albanian, Armenian, Azeri, Bangla, Burmese, Estonian, Filipino, Georgian, Icelandic, Khmer, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Marathi, Mongolian, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, and Uzbek (Latin).
New languages supported are Apache, Dzongkha, Samoan, and Yiddish, and the English Dvorak keyboard is now available.
Text is completely interactive in paused video frames, so you can use functions like copy and paste, lookup, and translate. Live Text works in Photos, Quick Look, Safari, and more.
Data detected in photos and videos is actionable with a single click. Track flights or shipments, translate foreign languages, convert currencies, and more.
Live Text adds recognition of Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian text.
Plan a driving route with multiple stops on your Mac and it will automatically sync to your iPhone when you’re ready to go.
See how much your journey will cost with transit fares.
Memoji stickers include six new expressive poses.
All Memoji stickers can be used as contact pictures, and there are three new contact sticker poses to choose from.
Choose from 17 new and updated hairstyles, including new curly styles, updates to tight curl styles, box braids, and boxer braids.
Style your Memoji with a bonnet.
Choose from more nose options when you customize your Memoji.
Customize your Memoji with more options for a neutral lip color.
Keep track of the artists you care about most with new music notifications and improved recommendations.
Follow your favorite teams, leagues, and athletes in Apple News. Customize your My Sports feed to see the latest stories, watch highlights, and get scores, schedules, and standings for the teams and leagues you love.
Get more in‑depth coverage from your local city and top newspapers with home pages.
Local news is available in more markets, and you can find local stories in Top Stories and the Today widget.
Quickly access the channels and topics you care about most with a customizable Favorites group in the sidebar.
Automatically organize notes in a Smart Folder based on powerful new filters. Create rules for Date Created, Date Modified, Shared, Mentions, Checklists, Attachments, Folder, Quick Notes, Pinned Notes, and Locked notes.
Encrypt locked notes end-to-end with your login password.
Notes are grouped by chronological categories like Today and Yesterday for easy reference in your list and gallery views.
Share notes that allow anyone with the link to join.
Choose whether to filter for any or all of the criteria in a Smart Folder or the Tag Browser.
Photos identifies duplicates in a new sidebar item, so you can quickly clean up your library.
The Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are locked by default and can be unlocked using your login password or Touch ID.
Copy the edits you’ve made to a photo and paste them onto a batch of photos.
Sort your People album alphabetically.
A new Photos picker makes it easy to import photos and videos into system apps from your Photos library. Search your library to find just what you’re looking for.
When a video is playing in a memory, you can restart the video and play it from the beginning while the music continues to play.
New memory types for This Day in History and children playing.
Apple Music subscribers can add any of the tens of millions of songs from the Apple Music library to enjoy on their devices.
Disable Memories and Featured Photos in Photos and the Photos widget.
Use the 12.9-inch iPad Pro as a secondary reference display for your Mac with Apple silicon.17
Pin your favorite lists to get to them quickly.
Save a list as a template to reuse it for routines, packing lists, and more. Create a link to publish and share a template with others, or download templates that others have shared.
View all your completed reminders in one place, along with details like time of completion.
Time- and date-based grouping makes it easier to view and add reminders. The Today List is grouped by Morning, Afternoon, and Tonight to help divide your day. The Scheduled List has new week and month groups to help with longer‑term organization.
Click a group to see a combined view of the lists and reminders it contains.
Get notifications when tasks are added to or completed in your shared lists.
Create bullets and underline, bold, or strike through text when adding notes to your reminders.
Choose whether to filter for any or all of the criteria in a Custom Smart List or the Tag Browser.
Siri receives an updated design with more focused results, so you get just the information you’re looking for.
See the date for a company’s upcoming earnings report and add it to your calendar.
Create multiple custom watchlists to organize the tickers you follow. Group symbols using any criteria you choose, such as sector, asset type, ownership status, and more.
Use a new two‑column layout in the medium‑size and large Stocks widgets to see even more symbols.
You can now access collections by theme and interest.
System-wide translation adds support for Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Polish, Indonesian, and Dutch.
Lift the subject from an image or isolate the subject by removing the background. This works in Photos, Screenshot, Quick Look, Safari, and more.
Visual Look Up adds recognition of birds, insects, and statues.18
The Weather app comes to Mac, with a design optimized for the larger display, including immersive animations, detailed maps, and clickable forecast modules.
Get a notification when a severe weather alert has been issued near you.
Click any module in the Weather app to reveal a deeper set of data such as hourly temperature and precipitation over the next 10 days.
Enjoy thousands of variations of animated backgrounds that represent the sun position, clouds, and precipitation.
Monitor air quality using a color‑coded scale that displays the air quality level and category. Easily see if air quality is better or worse than the previous day. View air quality on a map and see related health recommendations, pollutant breakdown, and more.
See the most important weather information in a smart layout that adjusts to the current conditions.
View weather maps showing precipitation, air quality, and temperature. Explore the map alongside the location view or in full screen.