How to fix macOS Mojave beta problems

Beta versions usually come with their clear share of issues, especially developer betas. Public betas seem to be more stable, but it is still not perfect. If you are trying to install a developer or public beta of macOS Mojave version and are getting troubles, here are some things you should try to fix the problem.

Back up data on your Mac

By the time you read this post, it seems too late to remind you to back up the data on your Mac before downloading a beta, but we are going to anyway.

Before you download or install any beta (or even official MacOS update), it’d better create a fresh data backup. In case something gets crashed and your screen turns purple, a backup is your saving grace.

Can’t download macOS Mojave beta

If you have already had a macOS Mojave beta profile installed on your Mac, but when downloading the macOS Mojave beta, you see a message “You must enroll your Mac to download the beta” appearing on the screen. The first thing you need to do is un-enrolling and then re-enrolling your device. The process is pretty simple and does not take too long.

  1. Click on Apple iconin your Menu Bar.
  2. Select System Preferences > App Store.
  3. Click on Changenear Your computer is set to receive beta software updates
  4. Click on Do Not Show Beta Software Updates
  5. Once done, restart your Mac.

It will delete the Developer Beta Access Utility from your device, so you need then to start from scratch.

iCloud is not syncing properly

After you’ve successfully downloaded and installed macOS Mojave, you may come across issues with the version itself. One of common problems that usually happens after installing a beta is that iCloud doesn’t sync properly with your devices running the beta version.

If some of your programs that normally sync with your iCloud account isn’t syncing, then you should give it a little time. After a few days, things can catch up and your iCloud content will eventually sync up.

If iCloud is still not syncing after a few days, it’s time to try signing out of iCloud account on your Mac and logging it back in. To do so:

  • Click on Apple icon in your Menu Bar.
  • Choose System Preferences > iCloud.
  • Click on Sign out.
  • Once you’ve successfully logged out of iCloud, sign it back in.

If after signing out and logging back into iCloud account on your Mac, but nothing iCloud-related is syncing properly, you should trash the clouddocs file to trigger re-downloading of iCloud Drive files. To do so:

  1. Click on your desktopand choose Finder.
  2. Hold down Shift + Command + Gkeys to open the Go To Folder
  3. Select the CloudDocs folder
  4. Move the CloudDocsfolder to the trash.

Also read: How To Use Time Machine When AirPort Time Capsule Disconnected

You should also quit the cloudd and bird processes from Activity Monitor. To do this

  1. Open Activity Monitoron your MacOS.
  2. Search for cloudd and choose cloudd
  3. Click on the Xbutton in the left corner of Activity Monitor and click on Quit.
  4. Search for bird and select bird
  5. Click on the Xbutton in Activity Monitor and select Quit.

These are common problems with macOS Mojave as well as their fixes. Let’s know your thoughts in the comment below.

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