Alongside iOS and iPadOS 16.3, Apple has also released macOS Ventura 13.2 with many of the same improvements, including support for Advanced Data Protection globally, Security Keys and more. ‌‌macOS Ventura‌‌ 13.2 update is available now and can be updated by going to System Settings > General > Software Update.

Many of the features seen in iOS 16.3, can be seen here, including Security Keys for Apple ID and Advanced Data Protection.

Advanced Data Protection

macOS Ventura‌‌ 13.2 adds support for Advanced Data Protection globally for the first time, initially when the feature was announced it was only in the US to start with. This new feature mans that users can now choose to enable end-to-end encryption for Photos, Notes, Voice Memos, Messages backups, device backups, and more. This means no-one, not even Apple will be able to access the data you have stored. iWork collaboration, Shared Albums in Photos, and sharing content with “anyone with a link” do not support Advanced Data Protection. See here for more information about Advanced Data Protection.

Release Notes

This update introduces Security Keys for Apple ID, and includes other enhancements and bug fixes for your Mac.

  • Security Keys for Apple ID allow users to strengthen the security of their account by requiring a physical security key to sign in
  • Fixes an issue in Freeform where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or your finger may not appear on shared boards
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver may stop offering audio feedback while you are typing

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: