macOS Ventura is packed with exciting features like handoff in FaceTime, Continuity Camera, smarter Spotlight search, Mail and Messages improvements, Stage Manager, Passkeys, etc. These features and functions guarantee to help users complete their tasks more efficiently on their Macs.
Before upgrading your device, you must ensure your Mac model is eligible with Ventura and also ensure there’s enough storage space. However, right after updating your Mac, you might come across some macOS Ventura issues like battery drainage, loud fan noises, slow performance, Wi-Fi not connecting, etc. These problems can be quickly solved once your system finishes setting up Ventura in the background.
But one of the most annoying problems reported by Mac users is crashing or unresponsive applications. Although this problem is rare, it has caused enough frustration among users. The main reason for this problem is the incompatibility of the apps, a bug in the app, or too many applications running in the background. Luckily, you can do a few things to deal with this. Let’s take a look at your options.
Update the Applications
If the apps are incompatible, they will crash when you start your system. You must update them to a compatible version with macOS Ventura.
For this, go to the App Store and check for updates. Then, click on Update Now to finish the process.
If you are running applications downloaded from the web, you cannot update them through the App Store. Instead, you must go to the app’s official website and check if there’s a new version compatible with macOS 13. If there is, follow the on-screen instructions and update the applications.
Remove App Cache
App cache files consist of images, files, java scripts, multimedia, and other data. They are designed to load applications quickly, and if you delete them, they must be recreated again the next time you use them.
You can delete unwanted app caches by opening the Finder window > pressing Shift + Command + G. Then, paste ~/Library/Caches into the search box and press Return.
Then, locate the app cache you want to remove and drag it to the Trash.
Force Quit the Applications
You can fix an app freezing or crashing by force quitting it and then restarting it. Go to the Apple menu > click Force Quit and then find the application that keeps misbehaving. Then, select the Force Quit button.
Restart the application and see if the problem is solved.
Stop the Memory-Hogging Processes
As mentioned above, your system might be running out of memory space, and this is causing the applications to crash. The key here is to free up the memory space.
Go to the Activity Monitor and click on the memory and CPU tab. Next, you need to go through the programs and processes that are running and check which ones are using the most memory space. Then, stop those programs and processes right now to free up memory space and system resources.
Open the Activity Monitor via Launchpad or Spotlight and click the Memory tab. Then, find and delete the applications and programs using too many resources and stop them. Finally, click on the Quit or Stop button.
Remove App Preference Cache
An app’s preference list file is one that comes with a .plist extension. The file will be located in ~/Library/Preferences/.
If your application is misbehaving, resetting the file’s preference will help the application get back to normal and start functioning correctly.
You can delete the application’s preference by clicking the Go menu in Finder > choose Library > open the Preferences folder > locate the plist file of the application > right-click on the plist file > choose to Move to Trash. Then, don’t forget to empty the Trash.
Then, you can restart the application again and check if the problem has been solved.
Uninstall the Application
If the applications are still crashing on Ventura, the last straw is to uninstall the applications. After that, you can reinstall the apps again from the App Store.
For uninstalling the applications, you can use Finder and find them. Open Finder > click Applications > drag the app you wish to uninstall and take it to the Trash.
After that, you must click the Go menu in Finder and choose Library. Next, you must check for the app leftovers and then remove them in the following folders: Caches, Application Support, Saved Application State, and Preferences.
The Bottom Line
Apps crashing and freezing are common problems Mac users report after upgrading to Ventura. But you don’t need to feel frustrated because following the above mentioned methods can resolve the issue quickly.
If you haven’t upgraded your Mac yet, it is high time to click Software Update and update your system. Then, take advantage of the remarkable features like Continuity Camera, Stage Manager, etc.