If you’ve run into issues with the update on your Mac, here are five fixes to update.
While the issue has become widespread enough for us to take notice, it is not new, and software upgrades often get hung in the middle on a Mac. Many Mac customers have claimed that their software will not update. They say that the installation process seems to freeze at either the midst of the process or not update properly at all.
Through our numerous experiences of having encountered and addressed this issue multiple times, we have put together a handful of dependable fixes to fixing the “Mac won’t update” problem. If your PC is also affected, then follow these tips to get help.
1. Make sure your Mac has enough hard drive space.
Before you perform any steps in order to overcome macOS update issues, make sure you have enough free space on your update to hold the new software.
To see the computer’s name, go to the Apple menu and select About This Mac. To get to the Storage tab, first click on the storage tab. The last thing you should notice is your Mac’s entire storage. If your Mac is congested with redundant files and apps, perform a cleanup to rid your system of unused items. Your first task is to download the update files. After that, you need additional room to install the updates. Only during the installation procedure do you require enough disc space for both processes.
2. The Mac must be restarted.
Even if you’ve cleaned up your Mac’s storage, you should restart your Mac if you can’t update it. If anything doesn’t work, a normal restart usually resolves the problem. So, see if you can restart and fix the issue. When your Mac has restarted, you can try to install the update by heading to the System Preferences > Software Update.
3. Turn Wi-Fi connectivity on/off
A frequent problem with software upgrades is that they fail or tend to stall because of a lack of connectivity. So, to ensure your Mac stays linked to a solid internet connection, make sure your system is plugged in.
Go to the Wi-Fi settings, and then uncheck the option. Please wait for a moment and then try to turn it on. To ensure the problem has been solved, run the software update as usual. Try to restart your router, you can either switch Wi-Fi off and on again, or press the reset button on the back of the router.
4. To avoid any server issues, ensure that Apple’s servers are working
Many activities come to a standstill when Apple’s servers encounter an outage, including the update of new macOS software. Make sure the system status for the Mac update is active and functioning.
Make sure the circle to the left of the macOS software update is green on Apple’s system status page. If it has returned to grey, wait for the outage to be ended.
3. Re-initialize the NVRAM
Resetting NVRAM removes many common problems. Thus, if no remedy has helped you solve the macOS update issue, go into action and try this option.
To get started, press the Power button on your Mac. Then, as soon as your computer comes on, hold down the command-Option-P-R keys. While you are holding down these keys, press them for 20 seconds and release them.
On a more older Mac that makes a chime while booting, hold down the key combination until you hear a second chime.
In all likelihood, you’ve managed to establish control of the problem and your Mac is now correctly updated. In fact, since our customers’ macOS update difficulties have been solved using these procedures, we don’t see any reason why your issue should not be solved in the same manner.
But be sure to share your thoughts in the comments area below before you dive into the all-new features of the update.