New features available with macOS Ventura.

macOS Ventura makes the things you do most on Mac even better, with powerful new ways to get more done.

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Key Features and Enhancements


Smart search suggestions

See a richer view of shared content and more from the moment you begin to search for email messages.

Undo send

Easily unsend an email message that you just sent before it reaches the recipient’s inbox.1

Scheduled send

Schedule email to be sent at the perfect moment.

Remind me

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.

Rich link

Add rich links that give your email messages more context and details at a glance.

BIMI support

Easily identify authenticated email messages with BIMI (Brand Indicators for Message Identification) verified brand iconography.


Preview files with Quick Look

Press the Space bar on a result to view files in Quick Look.

Quick actions

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.

Rich results

Brings together all the information you’re looking for in one rich result. Available for contacts, actors, musicians, movies, TV shows, businesses, and sports.

Image search

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.2

Web images search

Spotlight allows you to search for images of people, animals, monuments, and more from the web.3


Shared Tab Groups

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 Group start pages

Tab Groups have dedicated start pages that you can customize with a background image and favorites.

Pinned tabs in Tab Groups

Customize your Tab Groups with pinned tabs for each group.

New web extension APIs

Enables developers to create more kinds of Safari web extensions.

Web push notifications

Adds support for opt‑in notifications from Safari pages on macOS.

Extensions syncing

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.

Website settings sync

Settings you’ve set for specific websites, like page zoom and automatic Reader view, will sync across devices.

New languages

Adds support for Arabic, Korean, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Polish, Indonesian, and Dutch in Safari web page translation.

Web page image translation

Added support for translating text in images using Live Text.

Additional web technologies support

Gives developers more power and control over styling and layout of web pages to enable more engaging content.

Strong password editing

Edit strong passwords suggested by Safari to adjust for site‑specific requirements.

Wi-Fi passwords in Network Preferences

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.

Safe from phishing

Passkeys never leave your device and are specific to the site you created them for, making it almost impossible for them to be phished.

Safe from website leaks

Nothing secret is kept on a web server, so you don’t have to worry about website leaks compromising your accounts.

Sync across devices

Passkeys are end-to-end encrypted and sync across your Apple devices through iCloud Keychain.


Collaboration invitations

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.

Collaboration updates

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.

Messages Collaboration API

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.

Shared with You API

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.

Edit a message

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.4

Undo send

Edit or unsend a message for up to 2 minutes after sending it.

Mark as unread

Mark messages as unread when you don’t have time to respond but want to be sure to reply to the sender later.

Recover recently deleted messages

You can recover recently deleted messages for up to 30 days after deleting them.5

SharePlay via Messages

Share synchronized activities like movies, music, workouts, games, and more with friends while chatting in Messages.

iCloud Shared Photo Library

Share a photo library with your family

Share a separate iCloud photo library with up to five other people.

Smart setup rules

Share all your past photos, or use setup tools to contribute specific photos based on start date or people.

Smart sharing suggestions

Contribute photos manually or use smart sharing suggestions in a new sidebar item.

Collaborate on the collection

Everyone has equal permissions to add, edit, favorite, caption, and delete.

Relive more complete memories

Enjoy shared photos in Memories, Featured Photos, and the Photos widget.

Stage Manager

Resizable windows

Resize your windows to make them the perfect size for your task. You can even move them around on the center canvas.

Center app

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.

Fast access to windows and apps

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.

Updated apps on the side

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.

Group apps together

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.

Access to desktop

Click the desktop to get back to it so you can find that file you’re looking for.

Mission Control integration

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.

Spaces integration

Create different spaces dedicated to specific interests or apps that you need to work with in full screen.

Easy mode switching

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.


Handoff in FaceTime

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.

Continuity Camera

Use your iPhone as your webcam

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.6

Use your iPhone as your Mac microphone

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.6

Portrait mode

With Continuity Camera, Portrait mode is now available on any Mac. Portrait mode blurs the background to keep the focus on you.6

Center Stage

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.7

Studio Light

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.8

Desk View

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.7

Game Center


See your friends’ play activity and achievements all in one place on the redesigned Game Center dashboard and profile.

SharePlay support

Games that use Game Center multiplayer support have SharePlay integration. You can start playing automatically with friends on a FaceTime call.


Flexible canvas

Freeform’s canvas is perfect for diagramming new projects, aggregating important assets, or just brainstorming on a board limited only by your imagination.

Fully collaborative

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.

Rich communication

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.

Rich multimedia support

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 Settings

Refreshed design

System Preferences gets a refreshed design that’s easier to navigate and a new name: System Settings.

Simpler navigation

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.

Organized by category

Settings are organized by category, with similar categories grouped close together — providing more consistency across macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.

More spacious panes

With more space in each settings pane, it’s simple to find the settings you want right away.

Powerful search

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.

AirPods Settings

Access and customize AirPods features and settings in one place. When AirPods are connected, an AirPods menu will appear at the top of Settings.


Lock Hidden and Recently Deleted albums in Photos

The Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are locked by default and can be unlocked using your login password or Touch ID.


Rapid Security Response

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.

Lockdown Mode

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 for Mac

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.

Buddy controller

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.

New languages and voices for VoiceOver and Spoken Content

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.

Text checker for VoiceOver

Discover common formatting issues such as duplicate spaces and mistakenly capitalized letters in documents and email before sharing with others.

Even More

NewClock App

New to Mac

The Clock app on iPad and iPhone is now available on Mac, enabling seamless continuity between devices.

Set world clocks, timers, and alarms

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.

Extend with shortcuts

Extend Clock functionality to meet your needs using shortcuts that you can access from the menu bar or the Finder.


Automatic punctuation

Dictation inserts commas, periods, and question marks for you as you dictate.9

Emoji support

Insert emoji using your voice while dictating on device.10


New dictionaries

Five new bilingual dictionaries are available: Bangla–English, Czech–English, Finnish–English, Hungarian–English, and Turkish–English.


Focus filters

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.

Focus filter API

With the new Focus filter API, developers can use the signal that you’re using to enable Focus to hide distracting content.

Focus schedules

Have a Focus turn on automatically at a set time or location or while using a certain app.

Easier setup

Get started with Focus with a personalized setup experience for each option.

Allow and silence list

When you’re setting up a Focus, select apps and people you want to receive notifications from by either allowing them or silencing them.

Font Book

Font gallery

Browse your fonts in the new grid and sample modes.

Multifield search

Search fonts by name, family, designer, character, and copyright.

Streamlined installation

Preview multiple font families and manage installation options in a single window.


All-new Home app

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.11

Whole-house view

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.

Updated sidebar

An updated sidebar layout includes categories and rooms so you can get to them quickly.

New camera view

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.

Tile design

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.

Updated architecture

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.11

Matter support

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 on Apple devices.12


Hide My Email in apps

Keep your personal email address private with Hide My Email in third‑party apps.


New Shuangpin layout

An additional layout called Changyong is now available for Shuangpin users.

Cantonese input

Users can now input Cantonese words and phrases using Jyutping and other phonetic methods.

Sichuanese dialect support

Extends the regional dialect to include Sichuanese.

New languages for autocorrect

Autocorrect supports three new languages: English (New Zealand), English (South Africa), and Kazakh.

New languages for emoji search

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 for keyboard layouts

New languages supported are Apache, Dzongkha, Samoan, and Yiddish, and the English Dvorak keyboard is now available.

Live Text13

Live Text in videos

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.

Quick actions

Data detected in photos and videos is actionable with a single click. Track flights or shipments, translate foreign languages, convert currencies, and more.

New languages for Live Text

Live Text adds recognition of Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian text.


Transit fares

See how much your journey will cost with transit fares.


More sticker poses

Memoji stickers include six new expressive poses.

Contact stickers

All Memoji stickers can be used as contact pictures, and there are three new contact sticker poses to choose from.

More hairstyles

Choose from 17 new and updated hairstyles, including new curly styles, updates to tight curl styles, box braids, and boxer braids.

More headwear

Style your Memoji with a bonnet.

More noses

Choose from more nose options when you customize your Memoji.

More neutral lip colors

Customize your Memoji with more options for a neutral lip color.


Keep track with favorites

Keep track of the artists you care about most with new music notifications and improved recommendations.


Enhanced Smart Folders

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.

Lock with password

Encrypt locked notes end-to-end with your login password.

Notes grouped by date

Notes are grouped by chronological categories like Today and Yesterday for easy reference in your list and gallery views.

Collaborate with a link

Share notes that allow anyone with the link to join.

Filter by any or all

Choose whether to filter for any or all of the criteria in a Smart Folder or the Tag Browser.


Duplicate detection

Photos identifies duplicates in a new sidebar item, so you can quickly clean up your library.

Lock Hidden and Recently Deleted albums in Photos

The Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are locked by default and can be unlocked using your login password or Touch ID.

Copy and paste edits

Copy the edits you’ve made to a photo and paste them onto a batch of photos.

Sort people alphabetically

Sort your People album alphabetically.

New Photos picker in system apps

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.

Tap to restart a video in Memories

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

New memory types for This Day in History and children playing.

Apple Music in Memories

Apple Music subscribers can add any of the tens of millions of songs from the Apple Music library to enjoy on their devices.

Turn off featured content

Disable Memories and Featured Photos in Photos and the Photos widget.

Reference Mode with Sidecar

Reference Mode with Sidecar

Use the 12.9-inch iPad Pro as a secondary reference display for your Mac with Apple silicon.14


Pinned lists

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.

Completed Smart List

View all your completed reminders in one place, along with details like time of completion.

Improved Scheduled and Today Lists

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.

Improved list groups

Click a group to see a combined view of the lists and reminders it contains.

Notifications in shared lists

Get notifications when tasks are added to or completed in your shared lists.

Richer notes

Create bullets and underline, bold, or strike through text when adding notes to your reminders.

Filter by any or all

Choose whether to filter for any or all of the criteria in a Custom Smart List or the Tag Browser.


Earnings dates

See the date for a company’s upcoming earnings report and add it to your calendar.

Multiple watchlists

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.

New widget options

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.


New languages

System-wide translation adds support for Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Polish, Indonesian, and Dutch.

Visual Look Up

Lift subject from background

Lift the subject from an image or isolate the subject by removing the background. This works in Photos, Screenshot, Quick Look, Safari, and more.

New domains for Visual Look Up

Visual Look Up adds recognition of birds, insects, and statues.15


Weather app on Mac

The Weather app comes to Mac, with a design optimized for the larger display, including immersive animations, detailed maps, and clickable forecast modules.

More weather details

Tap any module in the Weather app to reveal a new, deeper set of data.

Animated backgrounds

Enjoy thousands of variations of animated backgrounds that represent the sun position, clouds, and precipitation.


See the most important weather information in a smart layout that adjusts to the current conditions.

Weather maps

View weather maps showing precipitation and temperature. Explore the map alongside the location view or in full screen.