5 Most Common macOS Mojave Problems and Solutions

Mac OS Mojave Errors and Fixes

Many Mac users are enthusiastic about the new mountain inspired Mac OS Mojave. The gorgeous dark mode, dynamic desktop and the smart ‘stacks’ feature to tidy up your Mac desktop are some of the most prominent features, users are excited about.

But like it usually happens with new software, the new Mac OS Mojave also has some issues and glitches you should be aware of. This blog post will discuss 5 most common issues with Mojave and also provide solutions to resolve them.

Issue 1: Mojave installation issues

One of the most reported problems with Mac OS Mojave is with regard to its installation. Many users complain that they are unable to install Mojave successfully. This is mostly because your Mac is not compatible with the new OS. Below is a list of Mac’s that are compatible with Mojave. So make sure you are using one of these to install Mojave.

  • MacBook 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air 2012 or later
  • MacBook Pro 2012 or later
  • Mac Mini 2012 or later
  • iMac 2012 or later
  • iMac Pro and Mac Pro (2010, 2012 and 2013)

Next, clean all unnecessary files and system junk in your Mac and make a backup. Then try installing Mac OS Mojave from scratch.

Issue 2: Frequent freezes/crashes at the login screen

This is a typical problem encountered with Mojave that mostly occurs due to lack of coordination between applications and the OS. It could be possible that the apps are not supported by the new Mojave OS. In order to resolve this problem, try the following solutions.

As a first step, disable all trouble causing login applications.

  1. Disable trouble causing login apps
  2. Download the software called CleanMyMac
  3. In the left menu, select Optimization > Login Items
  4. Then disable trouble causing login items

In the next step, click on Launch Agents in the same CleanMyMac tool and remove the items that are not necessary. This will also help fix the crashing problem at login.

Issue 3: A slow Mac

Many users have complained that their Mac has slowed down after the Mojave update. In order to fix this problem, first, clear up items on the desktop. Fewer desktop items mean less space occupied on RAM, hence this will help you improve the speed of your Mac.

Additionally, you can also use the new ‘Stacks’ feature in Mojave to organize the chaos in your desktop.

As a next step, install latest versions of all your Mac applications. This will help all apps to be updated with Mojave and avoid unnecessary problems. Also, check the Activity Monitor to see any apps occupy an insane amount of memory. If they do, stop those apps and see if you’re Mac has an improved speed.

Also, removing the old cache, system junk, and old updates etc. will help improve the performance of your Mac. The CleanMyMac tool is a fantastic tool for this purpose.

Issue 4: iCloud not syncing properly

The next most reported complaint with Mojave is iCloud not syncing properly. In order to fix this problem, first sign out from iCloud. You can do that by going to Apple icon > System Preferences > iCloud > Sign Out.

Then log back into iCloud to see if the syncing trouble is fixed. If not, delete the ‘CloudDocs’ folder to resolve the problem. To do so, go to Finder and find the ‘CloudDocs’ folder and delete it.

These tips should help you fix the iCloud syncing trouble on your Mac Mojave.

Issue 5: Bluetooth issues

Bluetooth not working/Mac not connecting to Bluetooth is another known issue in Mojave. In order to solve this problem, it is advised that you delete the ‘plist’ file in Bluetooth. Of course, you can save it in a safe location if you are afraid of deleting it. Usually, the ‘plist’ file will be recreated when you turn ON Bluetooth again, but to be on a safe side, you can have a copy.

To delete the ‘plist’ file, open Finder and go to Folder. Then type ‘/Library/Preferences’ and delete the ‘com.apple.Bluetooth.plist’ file. Restart your Mac and re-connect Bluetooth.

In this blog, we’ve seen 5 of the most common problems in Mac OS Mojave. But there are many others like Mojave not installing on an external storage device, third party apps not working, Time Machine not working etc. So, it is best to be aware of these problems beforehand, in order to solve them easily.

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