Apple releases yearly updates so users can access new features and never feel like they’re in a rut when using Macs. But, although operating system upgrades are exciting, they are not without bugs. This can make you skeptical about updating your system to macOS Ventura.
However, Ventura makes interesting features available to Mac users and guarantees you can do things better and more efficiently. Some standout features include huge advancements to Mail, Spotlight improvements, Passkeys, Stage Manager, and Continuity Camera. To take advantage of these features, you must upgrade your system to Ventura.
As for the issues you might face, here’s a guide to help iron out those kinks.
Problems Related to Download & Installation
Download issues are related to an unstable Internet connection and not enough space. So connect to a stable Wi-Fi network and clear storage space (minimum 100GB of free space), so you can download Ventura without any trouble.
If the Apple server is non-functional, it might be a reason why you cannot download Ventura. For this, you must wait until the server comes back online.
As for the installation problems, the reason might be an incompatibility with Mac. So before you prepare your device for Ventura, you must check if your Mac model is compatible.
After the update, you may encounter a macOS Ventura battery drain. The shorter battery life is because the new operating system is engaged in background work to set itself up.
If you leave your device for a few hours or a day, things should return to normal. However, if the issue isn’t resolved, the next step is to check if all the apps are updated and compatible. You can also head to the Activity Monitor to check whether any applications or programs are draining your system’s battery life. If you find any, close those apps or programs.
You might also want to switch from Google Chrome to Safari because the former is known to hog system resources. Some users have reportedly solved the battery drain problem this way.
Excessive Fan Noise
Have the fans become noticeably louder than before after updating to Ventura? It might be because your device is working hard in the background to update the operating system and smooth things out. For instance, your system is working behind the scenes to re-index Finder and update all the applications to be compatible with Ventura. You may need to give your system a day or a few hours to settle down, and the fans should return to normal.
However, if the problem continues, head to the Activity Monitor and scroll through the list of processes and programs running in the background. Then, head to the CPU tab and see which programs consume most of the memory and system resources. If they are irrelevant, click on the X button to quit them. Then fan noise should be normalized.
Apps are Not Working
If the apps crash after the update, it is prudent to check whether they are compatible with the latest OS version. Go to the App Store and update them.
If this doesn’t solve the problem, uninstall the apps and reinstall them.
Device Running Slowly
Your system might be running slower after the update. But this is normal because many things are happening behind the scenes. For example, the Finder is getting re-indexed, and the apps are getting updated, so they’re compatible with Ventura. All of this might be affecting the performance of your system. However, once the process of optimization is complete, your system’s performance should be back to normal.
But if you do not notice any improvement after letting your device complete the optimization process, you may need to restart your device. Give your system a fresh start and see if all the apps are updated and compatible with the latest OS version.
If any of the software or apps have issues, it might be the reason why your device is running slower than before.
If you are using a new Mac model with the M1 chip or the M1 Max chips, the applications you are using might not be properly optimized with the latest OS version. So you need to check if Apple has released an update for M1 Macs.
You can also head to the Apple menu > click System Preferences > select Users & Groups > click Login Items > choose the applications you wish to stop launching at startup and then click the minus sign. You can add them later by clicking the plus sign.
After updating to macOS Ventura, these are some issues reported by Mac users. The problems can be resolved quickly so you can take full advantage of the exciting Ventura features. So do not think twice about downloading and installing the new macOS and keeping your system up-to-date.