Apple is known to bring a new macOS system every year, which ultimately becomes popular among users. The latest one in the line is macOS Ventura, with a new multitasking feature named Stage Manager. As much as its rage and outstanding features, macOS Ventura has issues concerning its users. You may experience issues when downloading, installing, or using macOS Ventura. In addition to that, there are various other macOS Ventura bugs as well.
Despite undergoing a rigorous testing process, issues have surfaced in Apple’s latest release of macOS Ventura, version 13.2. While some of these issues are brand-new and unique to macOS Ventura 13.2, others have existed in early versions of the operating system like macOS Monterey.
Late in January, Apple released macOS 13.2, which included some bug fixes and support for a new Security Keys for Apple ID feature. Unfortunately, after installing the update, people reported that their Pioneer disc drives do no longer recognized by their Macs. Over the past two weeks, complaints about the problem have appeared on the Reddit, Twitter, Apple Support Community, and other websites.
“Pioneer BDR-XD07UHD blu ray drive no longer recognized by MacOS as an optical drive”
Several users on Apple Support Community reported this issue. One of the users said that his system is an Intel iMac which he just upgraded to 13.2. After updating the device to Ventura 13.2, the Pioneer BDR-XD07UHD blu ray drive does no longer recognized by MacOS as an optical drive. He further added that the drive used to recognize correctly and worked properly before upgrading from 13.1 to 13.2.
A macOS user on Reddit asked if there were any temporary solutions for this other than reversing back to version 13.1. Or any information on when Apple might release a 13.2.1 patch to fix it?
Some people tried to do the safe reboot method in their system. But, safe reboot only worked for those who do not have an optical drive. So if you are someone who has an optical drive, you are requested to wait for the next update that might resolve the issue you are currently facing.
Pioneer’s take on the current scenario…
Although the exact cause of the problem is now unknown, Pioneer has acknowledged it on its website and stated that an investigation is being conducted.
They further added that they have verified that the macOS Ventura 13.2 that Apple released on January 23, 2023, is not detecting their optical drives. And they are looking into this symptom right now. They further request that users of their optical drives hold off on updating to macOS Ventura 13.2.
Currently, only Macs with Intel processors have had this symptom confirmed. Macs with Apple silicon chips have not faced this issue yet.
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Is there any temporary solution to this problem?
If you haven’t updated to macOS Ventura 13.2, don’t download the update yet. The company has asked users of its optical drives to hold off on updating to macOS Ventura 13.2.
However, pending macOS updates sometimes download and install automatically by macOS in the background. Therefore, some users might not even be aware that their computer has the most recent updates installed. Fortunately, it’s very simple to stop automatic updates. You just need to disable Install macOS updates via System Settings. Go to System Settings, then find General, after locating it you will see Software update. That is it, from there you can disable the automatic software.
The only option if you’re already using macOS 13.2 is to roll back to macOS Ventura 13.1. As it is compatible with Pioneer drives.
When will there be a new macOS update to fix this issue?
It is quite evident that there is a fault in macOS Ventura 13.2 that prevents it from working with external Pioneer drives. Future macOS updates from Apple should be able to fully fix the issue in software. The macOS Ventura 13.2.1 update or the upcoming macOS Ventura 13.3 release may include a fix. Keep checking this page because we’ll be updating you on the situation as soon as new details are revealed.