Last week, Apple released the latest macOS Ventura 13.1 beta. While this update primarily focuses on the Freeform app and improvements to Stage Manager, there is one tweak to the Find My app that has been around for at least a year. Now it’s easier to find an AirTag using your Mac.
As spotted by 9to5Mac‘s Chance Miller, macOS Ventura 13.1 beta 4 lets you ping nearby accessories in the “Items” tab. Previously, you could only use your Mac to get directions to a lost AirTag or other third-party object tracker. With this update, an additional Apple device can help you find a missed item.
Once macOS Ventura 13.1 is available to all users in the next few weeks, you need to open the Find My app, choose the Items tab, select an AirTag (or other item tracker), click the “i” and tap on the new “Play sound” option. If you are still using macOS Ventura 13, you will only find the “Directions” option.
As Miller noted, besides AirTag item trackers, users can take advantage of this new option with a few other third-party accessories, such as the Chipolo Card Spot.
According BloombergAccording to Mark Gurman, Apple plans to release iOS 16.2 – and other OS updates – in mid-December.
While the new Macs won’t debut until next year, the company still has some software to come. The iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates, which began beta testing last week, are expected to be released around mid-December.
Although Gurman only highlights iPadOS 16.2 and iOS 16.2, it’s safe to assume that macOS Ventura 13.1 will also launch alongside, as all three operating systems share some of the same new features, such as the Freeform app.
With the Find My app updated to help users find AirTags more easily, Apple is to update its web app to start showing people’s trackers on the iCloud web.