5 common macOS Mojave problems and how to fix them

At this year’s WWDC event, Apple officially announced macOS Mojave, the next version of Mac operating system. Basically, macOS Mojave comes with a lot of new features while revamping the existing ones. With macOS Mojave, Apple brings some new features we have been expecting for years, like dark mode, iOS apps for Mac, and a revamped Quick Look.

Apple has started rolling out the first beta of macOS Mojave to developers for testing purposes. The Cupertino company has not specified the release date of macOS Mojave. But, sources say that the new macOS update will launch to the public in September alongside Apple’s new iPhone models.

The first beta of macOS Mojave has been around for a few days, but we have started to hear some of the issues Mac owners are facing with the new macOS update. With that in mind, we are here to help.

In the section below, we have created a list of the most common macOS Mojave problems and how to fix them. Before we begin, note that macOS Mojave is now available as a beta version for developers, so it may include some errors and bugs that ruin your experience. If you don’t have a developer account, we recommend you wait for some time until the final build releases.

  1. Installation problems

Like any other major software update, macOS Mojave has some problems when it comes to the installation process. A lot of Mac owners have reported that they cannot install the beta version of macOS Mojave on their device. They claim that they get a pop-up message saying that macOS could not be installed on your computer.

If you are among those users who have been hit by the issue since the day one, then close the installer and re-install the update. If nothing changes, make sure you restart your computer and then try again.

If the problem still persists, then the last hope for success is to restore your Mac to a macOS High Sierra backup and then perform the update. If you are not sure if it works, then make sure you stay with macOS High Sierra for a better user experience.

  1. Apps not working in macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave is Apple’s latest version of macOS operating system, with a lot of changes. The new version of macOS is now available in beta stages, which means that Apple is still working on the update.

A number of Mac owners have confirmed that some of their favorite apps fail to work after updating to macOS Mojave. If you are dealing with the issue, then try restarting your Mac and then re-launch the app. If the problem still persists, then uninstall the app, then head to the Mac App Store and re-install it.

Some apps that are not working on macOS Mojave includes Evernote, Cocktail, PowerPhotos, CleanMyMac 3 and more. Third-party developers are updating their apps so they work on macOS Mojave. It seems that Apple has a lot of work to do to make sure everything runs smoothly at launch.

  1. Bluetooth problems

Bluetooth not working is one of the most common issues when Apple releases a new software update. And macOS Mojave is no different. A number of Mac users are complaining that Bluetooth is not working on macOS Mojave.

If you run into the problem, then try removing the Bluetooth plist file (it is usually located in Library/Preferences). Make sure you make a copy of com.apple.Bluetooth.plist before deleting it. After that, restart your Mac and then enable Bluetooth on your device to see if the problem is fixed.

  1. Crashing at login

A lot of Mac owners have reported that your Mac crashes at login, which prevents them from accessing their files. To fix this problem, the first thing you need to do is to boost your computer into safe mode.

To do this, restart your Mac, and while your Mac is rebooting, make sure you hold the Shift key and release it when you see the Apple logo. This will put your Mac into safe mode. Once you are in, head over to System Preferences, then select Users & Groups and click Login Items. Now just simply uncheck items and restart your Mac in normal mode.

  1. Freezing and performance problems

A software update usually comes with performance improvements. However, a number of Mac users claim that they are experiencing slowdowns after updating to macOS Mojave. To fix it, you first need to update all of your apps, then check if an app is acting weird on your Mac. Now just simply restart your Mac.

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5 Comments on "5 common macOS Mojave problems and how to fix them"

  1. You should probably add this to the article, but in any case —

    If anyone is having an issue wherein System Preferences crashes, here is a simple solution I discovered that works on my mid-2015 15″ MacBook Pro:

    Finder Approach:
    1) Navigate to Applications and right-click on “System Preferences”
    2) Click on “Show Package Contents”
    3) Expand Contents, then MacOS
    4) Double-click on the System Preferences icon that looks like a terminal with a little green “exec” label
    5) If it works, then drag that icon to your desktop (or wherever) to create a shortcut to it and then use that to launch System Preferences from now on.
    6) Don’t forget to close the terminal emulator window that will pop-op when using this method.

    Terminal Approach:
    1) You don’t even have to be root, but just do the CLI equivalent of the above.

  2. My Mac still crash in login even tough I have safe mode, what should I do?

  3. ‘After that. restart your Mac ‘

    Why is there a full stop in this sentence?

    Why do so many, many, many on-line articles like this have multiple errors? Is because they are written on mobile devices, with tiny screens, by people in a tearing hurry to be firstest-with-the-latest and be-damned to accuracy?

    Or has texting baby-talk reduced written English to the level of whateverdom?

    Do you even edit?

  4. I have the same problem, my Macbook Pro crash 15 sec after login in even in safe mode.

  5. It’s the same in safe mode so I could not do anything since it crash in 5 seconds. Any suggestions?

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