Overview: There is a high number of users who are facing multiple issues after installing macOS Mojave. Today in this post we will troubleshoot and get all the issues fixed with macOS Mojave.
The list of issues reported after installing macOS Mojave
- Syncing problems with iCloud
- Bluetooth not working after installing macOS Mojave
- Unable to log in after installing macOS Mojave
- Apps are not working after installing macOS Mojave
- The battery does not last
- Unable to connect to Wi-Fi or ethernet after installing Mojave
- Chrome browser does not work with Mojave
- Unable to start Mac post installation of macOS Mojave
- Picture preview not working
- The mouse does not work
So, let’s start with real user’s practical scenarios!
Scenario 1: macOS Mojave – System Preference, Security & Privacy, Accessibility – Not Working/Empty
Hi, Just updated to the latest Mojave 10.14 (18A391). After the update my System Preference, Security & Privacy, Accessibility access list is not working, it’s completely empty/blank and I can’t use +/- either. They do nothing. The + does try to add an app and I can select an app via the dialog box but the window just still shows blank after choosing an app. It never adds anything. I have rebooting numerous times and power-cycled also to no avail. I have also used Onyx to repair Permissions and also CleanMyMac utility, all passed perfectly fine. The list never used to be empty, there were several apps listed in there such as DropBox and BetterTouchTool, but they’re all gone now. It’s completely empty. I’m having major issues because apps that were once on the list now won’t run till I add them to the list, but I can’t. I would even purchase another app that could control this list, but I don’t know of any app that does. I hope someone has a solution or an idea of what to do because you’ve experienced the exact same situation. Thanks in advance.
Source: Apple Forum
Scenario 2: macOS Mojave Battery Drain
Just updated my OS to Mojave this morning and brought my laptop to work. It was full charge when I left home. 2hrs after using it, the battery percentage was down to 40% which never happened before during any of my regular use. Also, the texts on the screen are blurry.
Source: Apple Forum
Scenario 3: Can’t see iPhone Pics on Mac
Hi, I’m trying to get my iPhone pics onto my MacBook Pro. When I plug in iPhone 8, the mac recognizes the iPhone but I can’t view all the pictures on my phone. My mac is updated to macOS Mojave 10.14.1 and my iPhone is ios 12.1.
Source: Apple Forum
Like the above users, there are many other users who are facing a lot of issues after installing macOS Mojave. So let’s fix these issue.
Solution 1: Syncing Problems with iCloud
To fix this hit Apple Logo.
Select System Preferences.
Click Sign Out.
Once signed out, login into iCloud and check if it’s working. If it’s not working then we may have to delete the Cloud Docs folder.
Cloud Docs folder is in Finder.
Select Go and then select Go to folder.
Select CloudDocs and delete it.
This should fix the problem, in case it’s not fixed, restart the Mac. It will reset the iCloud and even after doing this, it does not work then turn off the setting off and then switch it on again in Messages, Preferences. Also, update your Mac in case Apple triggered any update for your Mac.
Solution 2: Bluetooth not Working After Installing macOS Mojave
To fix this follow the below steps:
Hit the Bluetooth icon and open Bluetooth preferences.
Select the device and delete it and then pair it once again.
In case Bluetooth does not work at all then delete the plist file for Bluetooth.
Open Finder and select Go to Folder
Type in /Library/Preferences and hit Go.
Look for com.apple.Bluetooth.plist file and delete it.
Now restart the Mac.
It should fix the Bluetooth issue.
Solution 3: Unable to login After Installing macOS Mojave
Shut down your Mac.
Now press and hold the Command + S keys on your keyboard and start the Mac.
You will see a command prompt. On command prompt screen enter the below command
/sbin/mount -uw /
Now hit the Enter key on your keyboard and enter another command
You are not deleting any data so do not worry. Restart your Mac.
Now it will ask you to create a new administrator user account.
Solution 4: Apps are Not Working After Installing macOS Mojave
Most of the third party apps or older apps with 32-bit architecture are not compatible with macOS Mojave. Those apps were supported till macOS High Sierra.
In case 64-bit apps are not working then you may have to update that software. Go to the manufacturer website of those apps and install the latest updates. You can also uninstall and reinstall the apps.
Solution 5: The battery Does Not Last
With macOS Mojave system is not going to sleep when you close the lid, so even if you are not using the device, it continues to drain out the battery when it’s not plugged in.
So please shut the system when you are not using it. Mac should come up with some update to fix this.
Also, Reset PRAM and NVRAM
Shut down Mac and press and press and hold the Command, Option, P, R keys as soon as you start your Mac
Hold the keys till the Mac restart and you hear the startup sound.
- Go to the Apple menu and shut down your Mac.
- Once Mac shuts down, press and hold the Shift-Control-Option on the left side of the built-in keyboard, then press the power button at the same time. Hold these keys and the power button for 10-15 seconds.
- Now Release all keys.
- Press the power button again to turn on your Mac.
Update all the Apps, also check which app is using most of the battery life by clicking on the battery icon.
Solution 6: Unable to Connect to the Wi-Fi or Ethernet After Installing Mojave
In case you are not able to connect to the Wi-Fi or Ethernet, then start the Mac in safe mode and then connect.
In case you are able to connect then there might be an app which is causing this. Update all your drivers and apps and check if Apple has pushed an update for your Mac.
Solution 7: Chrome browser does not work with Mojave
In case you are not able to load pages on chrome and it’s not opening any new web pages then uninstall chrome, restart your Mac and reinstall google chrome. Make sure you are not facing any issue from your ISP.
Solution 8: Unable to start Mac Post Installation of macOS Mojave
In case Mac does not start after installing Mojave then start your Mac and press and hold Command, Option, P and R, it will reset NVRAM. Now press and hold the keys till the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time. Release the keys after you hear the startup sound for the second time. The PRAM will be reset now. In Safe Mode, run Disk Utility.
Solution 9: Picture/PDF Preview Not Working
To fix this clear the icon cache.
Start your Mac in Safe Mode.
Now shut down and restart it normally.
Solution 10: Mouse Does Not Work After Installing macOS Mojave
To get the mouse working, navigate to the location ~/Library/Preferences/ directory in Finder and delete the files shown below
Restart your Mac now, the mouse should start working.
I hope this article helped you to resolve different issues after installing macOS Mojave.