TestFlight encountered problems in macOS 13 Ventura Beta 5 and was unable to install or update the Beta App
The first Beta version of Apple's iOS 16 had some compatibility issues with TestFlight, which were later fixed in an update. Now Mac users running macOS 13 Ventura Beta 5 are also experiencing TestFlight issues, no longer allowing users to install or update Beta apps.
TestFlight is an Apple-owned platform that lets you easily test Beta versions of macOS apps and provides valuable feedback to developers before they release their apps to the App Store. Testers are invited via email or a public link.
The House of IT has learned that with the development of macOS 13 Ventura, a number of developers have submitted Beta versions of their applications containing new features ready for macOS 13.
The TestFlight issue appears to have affected nearly all Mac users running the latest Beta 5 Beta of macOS 13 Ventura, which was released to developers on August 8. But Apple hasn't released any updates to the macOS Ventura Beta since, and the iOS 16 Beta has been updated twice in the same period.
This incompatibility problem forces users to replace the Beta application with a regular release, since each Beta release has a 90-day time limit before it expires. Since the TestFlight app no longer works and the beta app stops working after it expires, there's nothing users can do about it.
Developers have been complaining about the same bugs. After clicking to install or update the Beta app, TestFlight downloads the app, but nothing else happens. As a result, developers will not be able to get feedback from users on new versions of their applications.
It is unclear what caused the TestFlight error on macOS, and Apple has not commented. Similar to the iPadOS 16, the macOS 13 Ventura is expected to be released to the public later this year.