The first iOS 16 beta had some compatibility issues with TestFlight, which were later fixed with an update. Now, Mac users running macOS Ventura beta are also having issues with TestFlight, which no longer allows users to install or update beta apps.
For those unfamiliar, TestFlight is an Apple-owned platform that allows developers to invite regular users to try beta versions of their apps. With macOS Ventura in development, many developers have submitted beta versions of their apps with new features ready for macOS 13.
The TestFlight bug appears to affect almost all Mac users running the latest macOS Ventura beta, which was released on August 8 for developers. Unfortunately, Apple has not released any updates for the macOS Ventura beta since then, while the iOS 16 beta has been updated twice during the same period.
As noted John Voorhees from MacStories, the bug forces users to replace beta apps with regular versions, as each beta version has a 90-day time limit before it expires. Since the TestFlight app no longer works, beta apps also stop working once they expire, and there is nothing user can do about it.
The developers also complained about the same bug, and the 9to5Mac staff have also experienced this while running the macOS Ventura beta. After you click to install or update a beta app, TestFlight downloads the app, but nothing else happens. Because of this, developers won’t be able to get user feedback on new versions of their apps.
No word from Apple regarding the TestFlight bug
It’s unclear what causes the TestFlight bug on macOS, and Apple hasn’t said a word about it – not even in the release notes for macOS Ventura beta 5. Similar to iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura is expected to be released later this fall.
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