If you install Apple’s new macOS Ventura 13.6.1 update, you might run into bugs, glitches, and/or performance issues.
macOS Ventura 13.6.1 went through testing behind the scenes, but problems have slipped through the cracks into the final release.
Some of these problems are brand new and exclusive to macOS Ventura 13.6.1 while others have carried over from older versions of macOS Ventura and older operating systems like macOS Monterey.
In this guide to macOS Ventura problems we’ll take you through the current state of its issues. We’ll show you where to find potential fixes for the most common macOS Ventura problems and provide you with some resources that should help if do you run into trouble.
Updated on October 25th to reflect the release of macOS Ventura 13.6.1. This post was first published on Wednesday, November 9th.
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We’ll also touch on the macOS downgrade and fill you in on Apple’s plans to fix these lingering issues with new versions of macOS Ventura.
macOS Ventura Problems
Some Mac users are having trouble downloading and installing the latest version of macOS Ventura. If your installation gets stuck, try performing a hard reset or powering down your Mac. This typically resolves the issue.
We’re also seeing complaints about the following problems:
- Abnormal battery drain
- Lag and stuttering
- Issues with first and third-party applications
- iMessage issues
- Wi-Fi problems including random disconnects and slow speeds
- An assortment of issues with Notifications
- Bluetooth problems
- Universal Control and Handoff features are broken
We expect the list of macOS Ventura problems to grow as more people transition from older versions of macOS to Apple’s latest firmware
If you haven’t downloaded the macOS Ventura 13.6.1 update yet, we recommend preparing your Mac for the download. Some prep work ahead of time can help you avoid major headaches.
We’ve put together a step-by-step pre-installation process and it will take you through the best way to prepare for the move to a new version of macOS.
Where to Find macOS Ventura Feedback
If you’ve already moved your Mac to macOS Ventura 13.6.1 or if you’re planning to upgrade in the near future, you’ll want to sift through feedback from early adopters. This feedback will alert you to potential bugs and performance issues.
We’ve also put together a list of the best reasons to, and not to, install the latest version of macOS Ventura and it’s worth a look if you’re on the fence.
How to Fix macOS Ventura Problems
Some of macOS Ventura 13.6.1’s issues and bugs might require a fix from Apple though you may be able to fix some problems on your own.
Before you make an appointment at your local Apple Store, have a look at our list of fixes for the most common macOS Ventura problems. You may be able to find what you’re looking for there.
If your Mac’s battery is draining faster than it should be, we’ve released a guide that will show you how to fix macOS Ventura battery life problems.
If you still can’t fix your issue(s), you might want to schedule an appointment to see a Genius at your local Apple Store. They should be able to diagnose your problem in minutes.
macOS Ventura Downgrade
You can downgrade your Mac’s software from macOS Ventura to older macOS firmware. There is no time limit and it’s easy if you have a good backup for your Mac.
If you want to get your Mac off of macOS Ventura, you need to start your Mac in safe mode and choose Restore from Time Machine Backup.
This will take some time, so you’ll need to remain patient, but it’s an option if you can’t wait for Apple to release the next version of macOS Ventura.
Next macOS Ventura Update
If your Mac is struggling on macOS Ventura, you’ll be on your own for a little bit.
Apple will continue to support macOS Ventura with security patches and occasional bug fixes throughout the year. These updates will more than likely roll out alongside new macOS Sonoma updates.
For more about macOS Sonoma, the update that replaced macOS Ventura, have a look at our guide.
Install macOS Ventura 13.6.1 for Better Security
If you want to protect your Mac and its data from harm, you'll probably want to download the newest version of macOS Ventura.
macOS Ventura 13.6.1's focus is on security and the firmware brings important security patches to Macs. The software patches up issues with FindMy, PassKeys, and more.
As for older updates, Apple's macOS Ventura 13.6 update had a trio of security patches on board. If you're interested in the particulars, check out the company's security site.
macOS Ventura 13.5.2 brought one security patch with it and it was an important one. If you want more information about the fix, head over to Apple.
macOS Ventura 13.5 brought 29 security patches to Mac. To learn more about these patches, head over to Apple's website.
macOS Ventura 13.4.1 had two essential security patches on board. If you want to learn more about them, head on over to Apple's website.
Apple's macOS Security Response 13.4.1 (c) update also included a security update and you can learn more about it right here.
macOS Ventura 13.4 had numerous security updates on board and you can read more about them on Apple's security site.
macOS Ventura 13.3.1 patched up two actively exploited vulnerabilities which made it an important download. You can learn about the two patches right here.
The macOS Ventura 13.3 update brought numerous security patches to Macs. If you want to learn more about these changes, check out Apple's guide.
macOS Ventura 13.2.1 brought four security patches to compatible Mac models. You can read more about those over on Apple's security site.
The macOS Ventura 13.2 update brought 25 security patches to Mac devices. You can read about those right here.
In addition, the software came with support for physical security keys for Apple ID. These will beef up your account security by requiring a physical security key as part of the two factor authentication sign in process. Learn more about the change right here.
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