Apple formally unveils a new operating system every year in the fall, and in 2022, Apple wowed its users with macOS Ventura. The OS became officially available to the public on October 24th, and this update is touted to be the most mind-blowing. With Ventura, Apple promises to enhance user productivity and experience by introducing features like Continuity Camera, Passkeys, Stage Manager, and more.
Unfortunately, new systems lead to new problems. Although Ventura does not experience critical performance issues as its predecessors, early adopters of this OS did report some troubles. So here’s a round-up of the common Ventura problems and their solutions.
Download getting stuck is the first problem you may come across when trying to upgrade your system to Ventura. However, you might not get any indication that the download has failed, or you may see the message that the download has failed.
You can fix this by checking your Internet connection. If your Wi-Fi is working correctly, check the Apple servers. Also, ensure you have enough space for the download.
The next obstacle arises during the installation if the download process is complete. The primary reason for the failed installation is that your Mac model is not compatible with macOS Ventura update. Therefore, you must check whether your system is eligible for the upgrade.
Immediately after the update, your system may freeze or become unresponsive. It might be because of low CPU processing power or too many apps running simultaneously.
Also, right after the update, your system will be working extra hard to keep all the processes and programs up-to-date with Ventura.
So don’t get disheartened thinking my MacBook pro is frozen. The problem may resolve itself in a few hours, or you can go to the Activity Monitor and stop some processes or apps from running.
During the first few days, your system will consume a lot of battery. This is because Ventura is getting set up and ready in the background. For example, Spotlight will be getting re-indexed and other such processes.
The solution is to quit the top power-consuming processes so your battery can last longer. For example, press Command + Spacebar to open Spotlight and search for Activity Monitor. Then, click the Energy tab and find applications consuming the most battery. Choose those apps and click the Quit button or the X icon.
Furthermore, you can go to the System Preferences app > choose Battery > Power Adapter > Low Power from the Energy Mode pop-up menu. With this setting turned on, your Mac will consume the least amount of energy while allowing you to work on energy-intensive projects.
After you have upgraded to Ventura, the old settings might need to be recovered. In addition, some services like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi may not connect automatically.
Fix Wi-Fi problems by turning off Wi-Fi in the menu bar and, after ten seconds, turn it on. You can also uninstall VPS and other applications that might interfere with the connection. Lastly, you can forget the network and try reconnecting to the same network by entering the password.
If Bluetooth is not working, turn it off in the Control Center and then turn it on after ten seconds. Then, restart your computer and disconnect all Bluetooth-enabled devices. After that, you can reconnect the devices one by one.
Generally, you won’t hear fan noises from your Mac. However, if the noise is too loud, the fans work extra hard to keep the CPU cool.
You can stop the fan noise by checking if any strange programs or processes are eating the CPU and memory resources. If you find them, choose them and select Quit.
Also, upgrading to Ventura means your system is working in the background, trying to set things up for the new OS update. Wait for some hours, and the fan noise should subside.
Some users have reported issues with their external monitors. So if you have created a dual monitor set-up, updating your system may result in problems like undetected external display, unstable connections, or flickering screens.
If you encounter such problems, these are some quick fixes:
- Adjust the screen’s resolution.
- Unplug and replug the external monitor.
- Turn off Automatic Graphics Switching in Battery Settings if your system has two graphics systems.
- Boot your Mac in Safe mode.
On macOS Ventura, applications may experience unexpected quits or crashes. They might become unresponsive. The primary for this is the apps not updated for Ventura.
Head to the App Store and look for app updates. Install the updates and see if the problem is solved. If the issue persists, uninstall the apps and reinstall them.
Ventura is the most hyped-up macOS update and promises to change how Macs are used. So don’t shy away from checking out this update. But if it doesn’t match your expectations, you can roll back the update and wait for the next OS update.
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