As a Mac user, you must be super excited to upgrade your system to macOS Ventura. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best Apple operating systems to date, and the features like Continuity Camera, FaceTime Handoff and Stage Manager are transforming the way Macs are used. In addition, the introduction of Metal 3 puts Mac systems on gamers’ radars and allows them to play their favorite games like Sonic Generations, Resident Evil, etc.
While checking out Ventura, be prepared that technical issues are never far away. The good news is the problems can be tackled without much hassle. Keep scrolling to get a lowdown on these issues and their fixes.
macOS Ventura Download is Stuck
The first is to download macOS Ventura because it has been released in the public beta version. Unfortunately, you may face your first hiccup here because the download may fail for several reasons.
If that happens, check if your Internet connection is working correctly or go to Apple’s System Status page and ensure the servers are working.
You must also check if there’s enough disk space on your system for this download. If not, you must clear storage space. Finally, go to the Downloads folder and find the broken download file. Delete the file and try downloading again.
Ventura is Not Getting Installed on your Mac
The installation will not work if your system is too old and not compatible with macOS Ventura. So, before you go ahead with the download and installation process, you must check if your Mac model supports Ventura.
Once you are confirmed your system is compatible with the new OS but still cannot install it, you can try and install the new OS in Safe Mode.
Lack of space might be another reason why the installation process is incomplete. You will need about 40GB of free space to finish the installation process smoothly. You can check how much storage space is left by clicking the Apple menu > clicking About This Mac > and clicking Storage.
If everything else fails, restart your Mac and reinstall the new OS.
Your Computer is Running Slowly after the Update
Many users have complained about the problem of MacBook slow after the macOS Ventura update. However, the problem can be solved by following these steps.
- Ensure all the apps are updated as they are needed to run Ventura properly. Go to the App Store and if you see any updates available, download and install them.
- To speed up the performance of your system, you can run some maintenance tasks.
- Click the Spotlight icon in the menu bar to fix the Spotlight problem and see its progress. Your device will probably speed up after Spotlight completes reindexing.
Apps Crashing After the Update
If the apps are unresponsive or crashing after the update, you must ensure they are updated. First, check if there are any updates available in the App Store. You can also uninstall the apps giving problems and reinstall them.
Encountered Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Issues
Many users have reported that they have encountered the problem of connecting to their Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth.
If this happens with you, try starting your Mac in Safe Mode and see if you can connect to your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Next, you must check the signal strength of your Wi-Fi network and find out if any network issues are causing this problem.
The Bluetooth problem can be fixed by turning on or off the Bluetooth or forgetting all the Bluetooth devices and reconnecting them.
Battery Draining more than Normal
Terrible battery life is another problem faced by Mac users right after updating the OS. Some solutions you can consider are:
- Delete unwanted applications to save your system’s battery life.
- Don’t use Chrome but switch to Safari because Chrome consumes a lot of battery.
- Switch on the low power mode on your system to save battery life. Head to Battery Preferences and switch on the low power mode.
Your System is Restarting Automatically
Some Mac users have reported that their system has been restarted automatically after they have installed macOS Ventura. Also, the fan is running too fast and making a loud noise.
The problem can be fixed by deleting and deactivating the self-starting programs and removing any VPN software you might have installed. However, these might interfere with system permissions and result in frequent restarts. Also, it would be best if you disabled filtering extensions in network extensions and kernel extensions.
When trying to solve these problems, it is best to restart your computer in Safe Mode.
As for the loud fan noise, several background processes might run after the update. Wait for a few hours, and it should return to normal.
The Bottom Line
macOS Ventura presents specific technical issues, but they’re not grave problems that you should panic about. The fixes to the issues are mentioned here. So, go ahead and update your system.