Apple will no longer help you set up a dial-up modem on your Mac

Remember the nice outdated days when you needed to plug a phone line into your pc to entry the web? Well, these weren’t precisely good days, and fortunately expertise has come a great distance since then. And to mirror the fashionable occasions we dwell in, Apple will no longer help you set up a dial-up modem on your Mac.

Dial-up is gone with macOS Ventura

Apple on Wednesday launched macOS Ventura beta 4 to builders, and whereas as we speak’s launch is not precisely full of new options, it does include one very fascinating change. We’re not speaking about a new function, however relatively one thing that has been faraway from the Mac working system.

Looking via the interior macOS information, 9to5Mac has been capable of verify that Apple has now eliminated the help articles associated to the right way to set up a dial-up modem. These articles have been a part of the system till macOS Ventura beta 3, however they’re gone for good now.

Of course, it has been years since Apple discontinued Macs’ built-in dial-up modem, however customers nonetheless had the choice to purchase and set up a USB modem for no matter purpose. With macOS Ventura, Apple has rebuilt the System Preferences app (which is now referred to as System Settings) from scratch. This in all probability explains why the corporate is eliminating references to dial-up.

These articles are proven to customers once they seek for one thing utilizing the built-in macOS Help function. The similar article that was faraway from macOS Ventura continues to be out there on Apple’s web site. It explains to customers the right way to join a Mac to the Internet utilizing an inside or exterior dial-up modem.

If your modem is not on the listing, be sure that it is related to your Mac (both internally or externally), then click on the Add button on the backside of the listing. Click the Interface pop-up menu, select Modem, give the modem a identify, then click on Create. Enter the settings supplied by your ISP, such because the entry telephone quantity, your username and your password.

At this level, I’m not so certain that many individuals will miss help articles about dial-up modems anyway. But maybe you may need to try this different step-by-step information from Apple:

More about macOS 13

macOS Ventura (or macOS 13) comes with a number of new options. The subsequent model of the working system enhances the continuity options between iPhone and Mac, in order that an iPhone can now be used as a pc webcam. Another new continuity function lets you switch a FaceTime name from an iPhone to a Mac or vice versa.

Just like on iOS, iMessage customers can lastly edit and unsend messages on macOS. Mail has additionally been up to date with choices to unsend emails and Safari now helps passkeys, a new method to authenticate to apps and web sites with out a conventional password.

There are many different new options like Desk View, new gaming APIs, redesigned Game Center dashboard, Stage Manager, and a Weather app for the primary time on a Mac.

The subsequent main replace to macOS will be out there to all customers this fall. For now, macOS Ventura is accessible as a beta for builders and customers registered within the Apple Beta Software Program. Check out our full information on the right way to set up macOS Ventura beta on your Mac.

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