If you are preparing your system to upgrade to Ventura and have already checked whether it is compatible, you must be aware of some of the problems reported by Mac users.
For the uninitiated, macOS Ventura is the latest software update released by Apple, and it comes packed with exciting features. Some of them are listed below.
- Stage Manager – The tool augments productivity as you can use multiple apps and windows simultaneously.
- Desk View and Continuity Camera – With these, you can attach your iPhone to your Mac and take advantage of your phone’s camera for video calls.
- Improved Mail – With an enhanced Mail application, you can now undo send messages and even schedule messages to be sent later.
- Safari enhancements – Safari gets revamped and comes packed with additional features like shared tab groups, new web extensions API, pinned tabs in tab groups, etc.
- Passkeys – In Ventura, Passkeys are replacing passwords, ensuring safety and security online. So you don’t need to remember complicated passwords anymore to sign into your accounts.
However, software updates are rarely without bugs and problems. Luckily, the problems faced by users after upgrading to Ventura are solvable. So take a look at the macOS Ventura problems you’ll be facing and their quick fixes.
Mac isn’t Booting After the Update
If the update has gone wrong, your system will refuse to boot, and it will not load the new macOS. This might be due to several reasons. For instance, a minor display problem or your device is bricking. However, a bricked Mac has not been reported by Mac users so far.
You can get your system to boot by following these suggestions:
- Check the display setup and ensure your system gets the power it requires. You must ensure the charging cables are undamaged and connected to a functional electrical outlet.
- Disconnect all the accessories and peripherals, including the mouse, keyboard, external display, headphones, USB drive, etc.
- Boot your system into macOS Recovery Mode to repair the startup volume.
- If everything else fails, you can reset the SMC.
Battery Draining Faster than Before
After upgrading your device to Ventura, make a note that a lot of energy will be used by your system for the first few days. In addition, your device will be working hard behind the scenes as it has to update all the apps and reindex Finder. Once all this settles, the battery drainage issue should sort itself out.
If the problem isn’t solved, you can consider quitting top power consumers by going to the Activity Monitor. Then, go to the Energy and CPU tab. Check for the processes and programs that consume most system resources. Then, quit those processes, so they don’t consume too much energy.
You can also consider running your system in low power mode so that most irrelevant processes are disabled.
Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is Giving Trouble
The previous Bluetooth and Wi-Fi settings might be lost when upgrading to Ventura. Therefore, you may face connectivity problems.
You can fix Wi-Fi problems by turning off Wi-Fi in the main menu bar, and after ten seconds, you can turn it on. You can also uninstall VPNs or any applications that might be interrupting your connection. Furthermore, you can forget the Wi-Fi network you connect to and reconnect to it by giving the correct password.
Bluetooth problems can be fixed by turning off Bluetooth in the Control Center and then turning it back on after ten seconds. Then, you can disconnect all the Bluetooth-enabled devices and see if the problem is solved. Restarting your system might also do the trick.
Performance is Not up to Par
The noticeable underperformance of the Mac is another common problem faced by users. But there’s no need to panic. Since your system has just been upgraded to a new operating system, it will take time for your device to get accustomed to the changes.
Some performance issues you might encounter are your system overheating, loud fan noises, the system running slower than before, or apps crashing occasionally.
As for system overheating and hearing loud fan noises, it should subside once your system has finished updating in the background. Also, if you quit unnecessary programs by going to the Activity Monitor, your system should start functioning as quickly as before.
If the apps are crashing regularly and making it difficult for you to work, you have to check if they are updated. First, go to the App Store and check for updates. If you find any pending updates, you must click the install them. If the apps continue freezing or misbehaving, uninstall and then reinstall them.
The Bottom Line Ventura
This will help you address the issues you might face after you have upgraded to macOS Ventura. If you encounter new problems, feel free to mention them.