macOS Ventura 13.5.1 update fixes location services bug

An update from Apple is here to address a rather irritating bug that’s been causing a stir among macOS Ventura users. The macOS Ventura 13.5 update, launched on July 24, brought with it an unexpected glitch impacting location services.

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What’s inside macOS Ventura 13.5.1?

Upon updating to the latest software version, users found themselves unable to manage location permissions for their apps. Under System Settings > Privacy and Security > Location Services, the app list was mysteriously absent. Users couldn’t toggle location access for apps, nor could they identify which apps were using their location data.

Even recently installed apps were impacted by this bug. They had no way to activate location services, which hindered their performance. This problem has been around since macOS Ventura 13.5 was launched, but it wasn’t widely noticed because only a few apps were seeking location access.

Users no longer have to worry as Apple has swiftly released the macOS Ventura 13.5.1 update to tackle the location permissions issue head-on. This update is designed to fix the glitch that was preventing location permissions from showing up in System Settings. This solution comes just a few weeks after the launch of macOS Ventura 13.5. Initially, Apple highlighted it for ‘important bug fixes and security updates.’

The freshly rolled-out macOS Ventura 13.5.1, identified by the build number 22G90, is easily downloadable through the Software Update section in your System Settings. Mac users can now breathe easy as their Macs regain the ability to manage location permissions for all apps.

On a similar note, Apple recently took action to fix a concerning issue with certain SATA hard drives on the 2023 Mac Pro. Despite the Mac Pro mainly featuring SSD storage, it also includes SATA ports intended for connecting internal hard drives. Unfortunately, a glitch led to the unexpected disconnection of certain drives.

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In a support document, the tech giant admitted that these drives were prone to unexpectedly disconnect after the computer woke up from sleep mode. With the macOS Ventura 13.5 update, Apple effectively addressed the issue and ensured a seamless user experience. Mac Pro users can now easily update their macOS to rectify the concern, and it is anticipated that this resolution will also be included in the macOS Sonoma beta.

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