I have "download new updates when available" checked in System Settings -> General -> Software Updates -> Automatic Updates.

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Yet when I click on the Ventura 13.1 update, it starts downloading. This update has been available for almost a week, why hasn't my Mac downloaded it automatically?

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This is a guess, but an educated guess:
It only checks weekly. In the first few days of a new release notifications of it are staggered so the servers don't get hit with a million download requests an hour. You just happen to have hit that gap.

If you'd waited another week, it would have done it in the background.

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