Compared to Windows, macOS offers a pretty seamless experience in updating the operating system. Updates automatically appear as a notification on your Mac, which is entirely free.
After Monterey, the latest macOS version is Ventura, and its beta version was released in June 2022. The update includes many new features that promise to transform how you use your system. However, like previous macOS updates like Big Sur and Monterey, you may face issues while upgrading your system to Ventura. For instance, Mac won’t update, or the download has stuck.
Here’s a lowdown of the common problems and solutions, so upgrading to Ventura seems like a breeze.
Ventura is publicly releasing on October 24, 2022, but those who downloaded and installed the public beta version complained of some issues.
Some users ran into problems while downloading macOS Ventura. The stuck macOS download error appears on the screen, which can be because the Internet connection is unstable, there’s no space for the new OS, or Apple services are temporarily unoperational. Fix the problem by clearing storage space, connecting to a stable Wi-Fi network, and waiting until the Apple servers are up and running.
As for those facing installation errors, their Macs are incompatible with the new OS. So check whether your MacBook is compatible before going ahead with the installation.
Ventura not booting is an issue that might happen on any Mac running macOS Ventura. However, there are some quick ways to fix this problem.
- Ensure the desktop version has a power source and your system has a sufficient battery.
- Check the display, as it might occasionally create the appearance that your device is not booting. You can attach an external monitor to eliminate this possibility.
- Check the login items and change to a different user profile to see what’s interfering with booting.
The battery life of your device may significantly reduce after upgrading to Ventura. It is primarily because Ventura is setting itself up in the background. However, everything should cool down after a couple of hours, and the battery performance should return to normal.
You must ensure all the applications are updated. Besides this, you can tap on the battery symbol in the menu bar and get a list of the activities and programs consuming most of the battery capacity. Then, close those activities and programs and check the battery life.
Instead of using other web browsers, use Safari. This is the in-built Mac web browser and uses less battery life. You can also activate the low-power mode to extend the system’s battery life.
After upgrading to macOS Ventura, you may have trouble accessing the Internet through a Wi-Fi connection or an Ethernet cable. You may consider booting your system in Safe Mode and see if you can connect to the Internet.
You can uninstall VPN and other apps that might obstruct your network connection. This might solve the problem.
Problems with Bluetooth are also quite common after updating to Ventura. You can resolve this by switching Bluetooth on and off or disconnecting and reconnecting your Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Most apps will typically function without problems with Ventura. However, many might need an upgrade to benefit from the new capabilities. Go to the App Store’s update section to verify that the apps are updated if they frequently crash or act strangely.
You can also delete and reinstall the apps to see if the problem is solved.
If your system is running slowly or crashing frequently, the most likely cause is the existence of flaws or malware on it. Also, you may have to update all the third-party and system applications to be compatible with macOS Ventura.
You can wait a few hours to let your Mac finish updating to Ventura, setting itself up to the new OS, and reindexing the files.
Alternatively, you can also perform some maintenance on your system to normalize the functioning of your device. You can clean your system’s storage space by removing apps, redundant files, folders, downloads, and the Trash and cache files to accelerate the sluggish Mac.
Check the Activity Monitor and pause or stop the programs that are taking up a lot of system resources. This should speed up your system.
You can also install Mac cleaning software, so your device can speed up in a few clicks.
So, these are some of the Ventura problems commonly reported by Mac users and their solutions. You can easily overcome the issues and stay on track. If the problem persists, contact a technician.
Alternatively, you can wait for the official release of the OS and then update your system.