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Apple Releases macOS Ventura 13.5.1 With Fix for Location Services Bug

by Kyle Meranda

Apple Releases macOS Ventura 13.5.1 with Bug Fixes for Location Services Issue

Apple has released a new update for its macOS Ventura operating system. The update, called macOS Ventura 13.5.1, is a bug fix release that aims to address an issue with location services settings on Mac computers.

The macOS Ventura 13.5.1 update comes three weeks after the launch of macOS Ventura 13.5, which was released in July. It can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings.

The main focus of the update is fixing a bug that has been affecting location services settings on Mac computers. Users have been reporting since July that they are unable to access and control location permissions for both first and third-party apps. Under System Settings > Privacy and Security > Location Services, macOS Ventura 13.5 did not list any apps, preventing users from adjusting location services toggles or seeing which apps have access to their location information. Even newly installed apps were unable to be given access to location.

With the release of macOS Ventura 13.5.1, Apple aims to resolve this issue and ensure that location services work as expected on Mac computers. The update will allow users to regain control over their location privacy settings and grant or revoke access to location for specific apps.

It is recommended that all Mac users install the macOS Ventura 13.5.1 update to ensure that their location services are functioning properly. To download and install the update, simply go to the Software Update section of System Settings on your Mac and follow the prompts.

In addition to the macOS Ventura 13.5.1 update, Apple has also released iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 updates for iPhone and iPad devices. These updates bring bug fixes to the new software released by Apple recently. Users can download the updates over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update on their eligible devices.

As always, it is recommended to keep your software up to date to ensure the best user experience and security on your Apple devices.

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