Widgets Not Working On Mac in macOS Ventura? (Fix?)
Last updated on December 9th, 2022 at 04:31 amPosted in Errors and Issues by Tyrone on September 10, 2022
Widgets not working after macOS Ventura update? Do you get blank widgets in Notification Center on Mac? ‘People failed’ error message might be displayed too, as glances aren’t loading any data!
Widgets Not Working On Mac In macOS Ventura
This issue has been reported after the macOS 13 Public Beta 5 & Developer Beta 7 updates.
Most widgets are blank and not loading any info. Some of them display the People failed error.
Widgets not working are: Weather, Reminders, News, Notes, Photos.
Working Widgets: Calendar, Clock, Find My, Podcasts, Screen Time and Tips.
Do you experience problems with the same widgets? Share it in the comments please!
Important: If you haven’t updated to macOS Ventura 13 PB 5 already, you might want to think twice if you’re a fan of the Notification Center widgets.
How to Fix Widgets Not Working in macOS Ventura
Restarting Mac doesn’t help, as blank widgets persist even after several reboots.
Update: This issue persists for some users after the public release of macOS Ventura.
(Update, December 9)
1. Use Activity Monitor
Dean informs that he managed to fix blank widgets on Mac by quitting the following processes:
- 1. Open Activity Monitor, using Spotlight Search (commands + spacebar).
- 2. Search for Notification Center, select it and use the ‘x’ icon to kill the process.
- 3. Confirm by clicking Force Quit.
- 4. Do the same with UserNotificationCenter.
Fact: This will force the widgets to reload. Does it help?
(Update, September 15)
A fix has been provided via email by Brock P. It involves running a few Terminal commands:
Important: Use this fix at your own risk! It might brick all widgets if not applied properly.
Update: Fix has been removed. Not working as expected!
1. Open Terminal using Spotlight Search (cmd+Space). 2. Paste and run the following command:
defaults delete com.apple.notificationcenterui; killall NotificationCenter
3. Restart Mac. 4. Run in Terminal:
open -a NotificationCenter
Does it help? Confirm it in the comments!
Important: We’ve submitted feedback for this issue and have added the link to this article as reference.
If you encounter the same macOS Ventura widget problems please share your feedback in the comments. It will show how widespread the issue is.
Did you manage to find a workaround for this macOS 13 widgets bug? Or you encounter other issues? Use the comments to share your feedback.
Related: WiFi not working after macOS Ventura update? Here is how to fix it!
Same problem with my MacBook Pro 16″ 2019 model. Trying to understand how such an obvious bug got introduced at this late stage of the beta cycle. Even for a dev beta, this is, frankly, outrageous!
Agreed, it’s kinda sloppy. We might get the next beta quicker than planned, to patch this significant issue.
Same Macbook here, tried the steps in the article and now i have a blank area and can no longer edit/add widgets………..
Same problem; used a terminal command to kill NC: and all data vanished. Simply redownloaded the Beta profile and installed from the popup that appears the previous beta 6. All back to normal now.
(don’t use any terminal commands on NC)
Thanks for the feedback. You mean that you’ve reverted to Beta 6?
Yes; and all widgets now work fine in Beta 6
Just discovered that if you’ve updated to 7; then reverted to 6; the photo library might not be compatible with Photos app as Photos app update occurred in 7. Prolly be fixed with RC soon.
Thanks for the follow up. Yes, they should be addressed soon in another beta. However, it might take a while until RC is released as macOS Ventura seems to be due only in October.
can you elaborate on how to downgrade to public beta 6? I rely on my widgets daily, so this is absolutely killing me.
I used you method, now I have nothing left in widgets list, can‘t search a widget to add it either.
Same result, 😭
Sorry to hear this.
New beta is available that fixes this issue:
Tried the terminal method – all widgets have been deleted and unable to re-add any of them
Fix was confirmed on over email for M1 Max machine. What Mac model are you trying to fix?
I have M! Max and followed the terminal method and indeed all my widgets have vanished and not able to add any of them
I have M1 Max and followed the terminal method and indeed all my widgets have vanished and not able to add any of them.
UPDATE: AFTER 2 RESTARTS AND RUNNING TERMINAL SECOND COMMAND, WIDGETS ARE BACK THOUGH NOT ALL OF THEM. THANKS
Thanks for confirming Zack. Are there at least more widgets available, compared to the initial problem, before you ran the first Terminal command?
I have M1 Macbook air, as widgets were not loading even after multiple restarts, Used that command and now no widgets are being listed to add in notification center. No change even after multiple restarts and any manual command too,
Problem persist and can’t get the widgets working even I can’t add any one too. Waiting for some solution.
Any suggestions for M2 Air? All the widgets disappeared and a fresh ventura install didnt solve the problem. I got no widgets.
Sorry to hear this. You might have to wait for the next beta.
Why do you post such a sh*tty post so that so many people lost the widgets totally.
Because it fix has worked for some and it comes with a heads-up. Anyway, sorry for the inconvenience caused. It has been removed. I recommend you to reinstall the beta to get a part of your widgets back.
I’m running MacOS Ventura 13.0.1 and the weather widget says “Forecast Failed” when I try to view it by clicking the time at the top right of my screen. Apple Q/A is not what it used to be. System is Apple MacBook Air M2.
Thanks for reporting Joe. Try to right-click the widget, choose Edit ‘Weather’ and instead of My Location, select your city from the list or use the Search function to locate your city. Does it help?
tried using Activity Monitor and killed off Notification Center + UserNotificationCenter ..- all sorted
Thanks for confirming. Updating your contribution in the main content of the article.
That worked. Thanks!
I used the Act Mtr method and it fixed my problem on the release ver of 16.2
Thanks for confirming.
I have this issue persisting on a mac on 13.1… is this an issue confirmed to only persist with beta ventura, or does this also persist with non-beta. I own a tech support shop and one of my customers had this issue yesterday, and i resolved it by quitting the tasks in activity monitor. But when i checked the macos version it just said 13.1, not anything about beta.
Yes, this happens outside of the beta versions too.
the one with Activity Monitor really worked. thanks!
You’re welcome. Glad it did!
I had the same problem after ugrading to Ventura 13.1. Fixed it by restoring permissions.
Thanks for confirming. macOS 13.2 is out in the meantime. You might want to check it out.
Whoa, killing the instances and letting OSX 13.2 automatically restart the widgets did the trick for me! Now all of the options show up and when I enable them, they work properly. :) Thanks so much!
Thank you! For me, it did worked perfectly!