macOS Ventura has many new features and updates, and one change that may come as a surprise is the revision of System Preferences in System Preferences. However, the Mac system account isn’t where it used to be.
macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16.1 arrived a month after iOS 16. The latest major update for Mac comes with new features like Stage Manager, Continuity Camera for using your iPhone as your Mac webcam, weather and clock apps, and more.
One of the big visual changes in Ventura is the change to System Preferences, now called System Settings – losing the tiled interface and adopting a sidebar list design.
While clicking the in the upper-left corner offered quick access to the Mac System Account, it’s now found two levels deeper in System Preferences in macOS Ventura.
See the Mac system report in macOS Ventura
- Select > About this Mac in the upper left corner
- Click on it More information
- At the bottom of the System Settings window that appears, select System report (You may need to scroll down)
Option 2 to view your Mac system account
- Open it System parameters on your Mac
- choose general From the left sidebar, then click about
- Choose at the bottom System report (may need to scroll down)
Note: Unfortunately, Siri cannot open the system account yet.
Ventura system settings
As for the new System Settings overhaul with macOS Ventura, it may take some getting used to, as it’s quite different from the tiled UI Apple has been using for years.
Two customization tips:
- Don’t forget to use the search bar in the top left corner
- If you think iPhone/iPad when you open System Preferences on Mac, this may give you a mental boost – the order and layout matches iOS 16/iPadOS 16
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