On June 6, 2022, Apple revealed its new macOS, and Mac users cannot keep calm. The features introduced with Ventura are aimed at further enhancing the productivity of Mac users. Some of the notable features are:
- Mail updates – Users can now undo send and rectify typos with smart search corrections. There are also smart search suggestions, and you can schedule to send emails at a later date.
- Spotlight upgrades – Users can preview files with Quick Look, search by scenes or locations, etc.
- Passkeys – Passkeys enable safer sign-in as they replace passwords. They are end-to-end encrypted and can be synced across your devices.
- Stage Manager – You can organize all the apps and windows with Stage Manager and resize them, making them perfect for your tasks. You can also group the apps to make it easier for you to continue with your work.
These are some notable features of macOS Ventura that will enhance your Mac-using experience. However, like all the other Apple operating systems in the past, Ventura has its share of performance issues and bugs. Luckily, there are no major issues seen so far. Continue reading to know about the common Ventura issues and their fixes.
Ventura Doesn’t Download Or Install
Hopefully, you won’t have to encounter this issue. However, this may be the first obstacle you must overcome before using the Ventura features.
If you see the macOS Ventura download has failed error, these steps can help solve the problem:
- Check if your Internet connection is stable and working perfectly.
- Ensure there’s enough disk space for the upgrade.
- Check Apple’s System Status page to ensure the servers are working correctly.
- Check the Downloads folder for the partially downloaded file and drag it to the Trash. Then, start the process from scratch.
Assuming you have downloaded Ventura, but it isn’t getting installed on your system, there might be several reasons for this. However, the most common reason is that your system is incompatible with the new macOS. You must check Ventura’s system requirements before proceeding with the download and installation process.
However, if your system is compatible with Ventura but isn’t getting installed, you need to reboot your system in Safe Mode. Click Apple Menu > Restart > hold and press the Shift key while it boots. When it has booted in Safe Mode, install Ventura again.
After you have upgraded your system to macOS Ventura, you may encounter Bluetooth issues. Many users have reported that either Bluetooth won’t connect devices at all or it keeps disconnecting.
While it might be challenging to get to the root cause immediately, you can start by turning Bluetooth off and switching it back on. You can try connecting to the wireless devices again. You can also restart the Bluetooth device to see if the problem is solved. For a more detailed guide on fixing Ventura Bluetooth problems, click https://setapp.com/how-to/fix-ventura-bluetooth-problems.
Ventura is not Stable
If Ventura runs very slowly or crashes, there might be several reasons for this. It may be that your system is older and only qualified to be supported by Ventura. In that case, additional resources will be required by the new OS, and that might be why your system is running slowly. You can follow these steps to rectify this problem:
- Update the Applications
Most applications should run smoothly with Ventura. However, you must update them to take advantage of the new features. Some apps may become unstable unless they are updated. Therefore, you must update all the applications you use regularly, or they will crash or run slowly.
You need to check for Updates on the App Store, or you can click on the Application name > check for updates.
- Use Activity Monitor
Activity Monitor helps users identify services or applications that are taking up a lot of system resources and causing the system to slow down. You need to go to Applications > Utilities, double-click Activity Monitor > click the CPU column, and see the CPU cycles used by different programs and apps. If processes use too many resources, you must click Quit and close them.
You can also uninstall applications to solve performance issues after you have upgraded to Ventura.
Mac is Slow after the Update
Is your Mac running slowly after the update? Your apps aren’t up-to-date, and they need to be updated. It could also mean that Spotlight is reindexing after the update, and you need to give it some time. You can click on Spotlight to check the progress bar. Wait until this process is finished and your system may start functioning as normal.
The Bottom Line
Ventura is the latest version of Mac’s operating system, and it comes with a lot of improvements and features. However, users are complaining about some problems, and you can keep the fixes in mind to get back on track.