Are you facing slow file transfer speeds after updating to macOS Ventura?
Then you are not alone as the new macOS has been giving nightmares to most Apple users. The Apple community page has users complaining of unbelievably slow transfer speeds where the expected time is two days! One users who wanted to transfer three hundred gigabytes of data from one external USB drive to another just could not continue.
Apparently, Ventura is in its beta phase and one can expect such bugs and errors for a while. So what do you do? In this article, we will discuss a few ways in which you can try to resolve the issue. So let’s get straight into it.
Solution 1: Remove Bugs to Quickly Transfer Files
Bugs are quite common right after you upgrade your software. The same could be true after your macOS Ventura update. It was still in its beta phase which translates to en number of bugs and loopholes. For instance, some users complained that their system did not recognize their USB-C hub after upating to Ventura.
So here’s what you can do:
- Restart your mac or wait for a while after updating to Ventura. One user says that he did not use his mac for a few days after the update. It helped him in resolving some of the bugs on its own.
- If your mac does not respond after restarting, then you can check for the latest updates. To do that, once again click on the Apple icon located in the top left corner of your screen. Further, click on About this mac and choose More info.
- A new dialog box will appear and at the bottom, next to macOS Ventura, you will be able to see if a new version of the software is available.
Solution 2: Renew your mac to transfer files
No matter what your peers and Apple marketing people claim, your macBook will get old and slow with time. Of course, it does not start cracking up like other operating systems, but it surely does not stay new throughout the years. If your mac is old enough, it’s time you give it a little boost. There could be several reasons like junk files and folders from previous years, wear and tear leading to a slower processor.
The obvious solution to this problem is to buy a new MacBook. You can check the age of your computer by clicking on the Apple logo from the top left. Then tap on the About this mac option from the drop-down menu. As you do that, a new window will pop up with all the details of your mac such as specifications.
Further, click on more info from the bottom which will open a bigger window. Under the laptop icon, you will be able to spot the year, for example, 16-inch 2017.
Solution 3: Close Additional Apps
What happens when you have to work on too many things? You slow down right? Maybe the same is happening with your mac. If you have a habit of running multiple applications at a time, then it’s time to close them. macOS Ventura is already a heavy and relatively new software that needs as much free space as possible. Burdening your system with additional and unnecessary processes is bound to slow down transferring of files.
To avoid this, do the following:
- Go to System Preferences and tap on General.
- Click on Log in Items and here you will be able to see the apps that are running automatically in the background.
- You can disable an app that opens on start-up by selecting it and clicking on the dash mark below it.
- Furthermore, you can toggle the switch off to disable it completely.
In addition to the above methods, you can also disable desktop effects by going to system preferences and clicking on Accessibility. Tap on display and uncheck the box next to the option Reduce motion.
Let us know in the comment below which of the above methods are useful for you.