New Update Apple releases macOS 13.1 with expanded iCloud encryption, Freeform app, more


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Alongside iOS 16.2, the latest update for Mac is now available for all users. macOS 13.1 comes with the new Freeform app, end-to-end encryption for Messages, Photos, backups, and more in iCloud, and a variety of bug fixes.

macOS 13.1 is rolling out now, head to System Settings > General > Software Update to see if it’s showing up for your Mac.

The two major updates with the release are Advanced Data Protection – which brings end-to-end encryption to a total of 23 iCloud categories – and the launch of Freeform.

Advanced Data Protection is a big security and privacy enhancement for iCloud. It offers end-to-end encryption for Messages, backups, Photos, Notes, and more that are stored in iCloud.

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