18 Known macOS Sequoia Beta Issues and How to Fix Them [Up-to-Date]

Clare Phang
Last updated: Jul 4, 2024

This guide presents a list of common macOS Sequoia problems along with troubleshooting tips to resolve them. Read on for more details.

Apple officially announced macOS Sequoia at WWDC on June 10, 2024. This major update brings us many new features, such as Window Tiling and Snipping, iPhone Mirroring, a new Passwords app, and more. To help improve this new macOS, Apple released the first developer beta on the same day.

We installed the beta and found it to work well and stable. But at the same time, we also found some bugs and issues that need attention. Considering that you may also be interested in macOS Sequoia beta issues, we wrote this article covering the known macOS Sequoia beta issues and some effective solutions for common macOS Sequoia problems.

Let's get started.

Known macOS Sequoia Beta Issues and How to Fix Them

18 Known macOS Sequoia Beta Bugs and Issues

The following are known issues found in macOS Sequoia betas.

This is just a list of some known issues, and there may be more yet to be discovered. If you encounter a frustrating problem in the macOS Sequoia beta, don't worry; it should be resolved in future beta updates. All you need to do is wait for the next update. If you want a quicker solution, you can consider downgrading your macOS to a previous version you like.

How to Fix Common macOS Sequoia Issues

In addition to the known issues in the macOS Sequoia beta, there are also common issues that typically arise with every major macOS update. Below, we've provided solutions to help you address these issues.

How to Fix macOS Sequoia Download Issues

If you can't download macOS Sequoia, follow the steps below to troubleshoot.

  1. Ensure your Mac is compatible with macOS Sequoia.

macOS Sequoia Supported Devices:

  • iMac: 2019 and later
  • iMac Pro: 2017 and later
  • Mac Studio: 2022
  • MacBook Air: 2020 and later
  • Mac Mini: 2018 and later
  • MacBook Pro: 2018 and later
  • Mac Pro: 2019 and later
  1. Check your Wi-Fi or internet connection.
  2. Check if there is a problem with Apple Servers.
  3. Ensure that your Mac has enough storage space. (If your Mac is low on storage space, use the best Mac cleaner BuhoCleaner to clean it up.)
  4. Ensure that your Mac is logged in with the correct Apple ID and that your account is not locked or suspended. (See what to do if your Apple ID is locked.)
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How to Fix macOS Sequoia Installation Issues

"The Installation Failed" is also a common macOS Sequoia issue. When you encounter such installation problems, follow the tips below:

  1. Clear enough storage space for macOS Sequoia installation.
  2. Check if your Mac has a stable internet connection.
  3. Ensure that your Mac is supported by macOS Sequoia.
  4. Make sure your Mac has enough power (it is best to connect your Mac to the power cord during installation).
  5. Restart your Mac and try again.
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How to Fix Memory Issues on macOS Sequoia

Some users reported that they experienced memory leaks and memory exhaustion issues on macOS Sequoia.

To fix them,

  1. Quit problematic applications.
  2. Use Activity Monitor to kill memory-hogging processes.
  3. Utilize BuhoCleaner to free up RAM and monitor your RAM usage in real time in the menu bar.
  4. Restart your Mac.

If memory issues persist, wait for the next macOS update or downgrade macOS Sequoia to macOS Sonoma.

How to Fix Mac Overheating Issues on macOS Sequoia

Another common macOS Sequoia problem is your Mac overheating. When this happens, you may also notice your Mac's fans running loudly. The main cause of this problem is high CPU usage on your Mac. To troubleshoot:

  1. Quit unused applications and programs.
  2. Disabled unwanted startup programs.
  3. Close unused browser tabs.
  4. Avoid using your Mac in high ambient temperatures
  5. Wait for more time as your Mac may be indexing files.
  6. Reset SMC.

How to Fix Spotlight Indexing Issues on macOS Sequoia

If you're facing Spotlight indexing issues, the best way to fix them is to rebuild the Spotlight index.

Here are three ways to do it:

  1. Force your Mac to reindex Spotlight.
  2. Rebuild the Spotlight index with BuhoCleaner in one click.
  3. Run commands in the Terminal to reindex Spotlight.

For more details, check out How to Rebuild Spotlight Index on macOS Sequoia.

How to Fix Wi-Fi Not Working Issues on macOS Sequoia

Wi-Fi not working properly is also a big problem on macOS Sequoia. Here are some things you can do.

  1. Make sure your Mac is connected to a stable network.
  2. Turn the Wi-Fi off and back on to try again.
  3. Delete the network you registered and reconnect.
  4. Try the network on another device.
  5. Change DNS settings.
  6. Clear DNS cache.
  7. Delete system configuration files in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/
  8. Disable or delete unnecessary system extensions.

How to Fix AirDrop Not Working Issues on macOS Sequoia

You may encounter various issues when using AirDrop on macOS Sequoia, such as AirDrop not connecting, AirDrop not being detected, AirDrop constantly canceling, and AirDrop not being able to control media. Whatever issue you encounter, follow these steps to troubleshoot:

  1. Turn off and on AirDrop.
  2. Check if the AirDrop settings are correct.
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, then try again.
  4. Bring your devices closer to each other.
  5. Check if the target device has enough storage space.
  6. Temporarily disable the firewall and security software.
  7. Restart your Mac.

The Bottom Line

Now that you're aware of the issues in the macOS Sequoia beta and have learned some tips for resolving common macOS Sequoia problems.

Frankly speaking, the macOS Sequoia beta is more stable than expected. But that doesn't mean you should install it now. For most Mac users, we recommend waiting until this fall to update to the official version.

Clare Phang has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of the iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.