Most of the updates people enjoy from the beginning while in some updates they have to face situations. However, after solving their issues, they have fun too. If you’re the one who is facing problems in macOS Mojave then, we will make sure you can reliably take advantage of all new functions of Mojave. We have prepared a list of few most common macOS Mojave problems and also how to fix the errors on macOS Mojave.
Most Common macOS Mojave Problems and Solution
macOS Mojave Download Fail
Actually, the problem arises from the very first step that is while downloading and installing. The error is like “Installation of macOS could not continue”. The reason behind this can be a poor internet connection and it might be possible that many users are downloading macOS Mojave, due to the server is too much busy. However, the best solution for this problem is force quit the Mac App Store and again try to install the update. Alternatively, you can switch the Wi-Fi network or connect the cable directly instead.
Note: Before you re-download the file, delete the partially downloaded file.
macOS Mojave installation is frozen,
for instance, macOS Mojave is successfully downloaded, and it’s time to install, and all of sudden “Continue” key is greyed down while you are trying to click, what to do? All you need to do is,
Step 1: “Control+Click” on the installation box.
Step 2: Click “Quit”.
Step 3: Now, re-install macOS Mojave, find the installation file from the Applications.
Don’t panic it might take some time to re-install. Sit back and breath.
Not enough disk space to install macOS Mojave
If you opt to install any macOS update, your MacBook must contain 15GB to 20GB of free space to run macOS Mojave smoothly. The macOS Mojave update may consume around 8GB to 10GB of space in Mac. But before deleting something, we will check how much storage left on your Mac.
Step 1: Click on “Apple” menu.
Step 2: Click “About this Mac”.
Step 3: Lastly, tap on “Storage” panel.
The storage compartment is categorized so that you can easily get to know how much space is consumed by Apps, Movies, Audio and more. Remove unused files and junk files to free up some more space.
Time Machine is Stuck on Backup
How dreadful situation it is when you are very excited and at the very first stage when you are taking backup using Time Machine. Ultimately, without backup updating, macOS is a bit risky. The Time Machine is stuck on “Preparing Backup Message” then follow the steps.
Step A: First of all, cancel the current backup process from the “Time Machine Settings” menu.
Step B: Next, remove the .inprogressbackup file.
Step 1: Open “Time Machine” folder.
Step 2: Click to open “Backups.backupd” folder.
Step 3: Now, find the folder with your Mac’s name.
Step 4: Finally, search for the .inprogress file and remove it.
Reboot Mac and take back up again.
Battery Drain macOS Mojave
Has your Mac is draining the battery after the update? Mine was draining, and so I have taken few precautions to improve battery performance. Also, you can check out which apps are using more battery from,
Step 1: Go to “Applications” and open “Utilities”.
Step 2: Click “Activity Monitor”.
Step 3: There you will see “Energy” tab, click on it.
If you find a particular app which is eating much more battery, then delete the app and then install it again.
Few more solutions to save battery are:
- Disable Location Services
- Lower down Brightness
- Turn off animations and graphical effects
macOS Mojave is slow or freezes
When I successfully installed the macOS Mojave on my Mac, after few days, it became slow and started freezing randomly. Then I encounter that the actual problem was with my storage and excessive load on Mac’s memory. The solution to this problem is force quit the app which are eating more CPU resources. To check that,
Step 1: Open “Applications” and click on “Activity Monitor”.
Step 2: Now, analyze the screen and check which app is affecting the processor.
Alternatively, delete the system cache files and temporary files. To clear follow the steps,
Step 1: Click “Finder” and tap “Go”.
Step 2: Click “Go to Folder”.
Step 3: Enter ~/Library/Caches.
Step 4: To delete system cache, open each folder and delete the files.
Note: Don’t delete the folders, clean inside files.
Next, follow the same procedure but use /Library/Caches instead of ~/Library/Caches.
Wi-Fi is slow on macOS Mojave
Unexpectedly Wi-Fi is dropping, and hence we are also losing the internet speed after updating Mac. Now we will update the Wi-Fi preferences, but before this, we will remove current settings.
Step 1: Open “Finder”.
Step 2: Press “Command+Shift+G”.
Step 3: Enter the command.
Step 4: Now, so the directory is open delete the .plist file extension.
Step 5: Select all this files and move to trash.
Step 6: Reboot Mac and router too. Few changes will take place and new preferences will build itself and old ones will be replaced.
Mac Won’t start after updating to macOS Mojave
Somehow you have downloaded and installed macOS Mojave successfully, but due to some reasons Mac started misbehaving, and Mac Won’t boot normally. So we will reset NVRAM which results in resetting startup disk selection, time-zone, display resolution and much more.
Step 1: Power on your Mac while holding “Command+Option+P+R”.
Step 2: Release the buttons when second startup tune chimes.
Enter Internet Recovery Mode
This fix is helpful when Mac’s boot sector is affected. In addition, it will also solve some of the hardware problems with macOS Mojave. To begin internet recovery,
Step 1: Reboot “Mac”.
Step 2: Wait until you hear startup tune and hold down “Command+Option+R”.
Step 3: Release the keys when you see globe image on the screen.
The system will automatically download the recovery picture from the internet. Now all you need to do is follow the prompts.
App Crashes on macOS Mojave
The Apple has moved to bigger 64-Bit architecture, and as a result, some of the developers are not moved on to yet and hence due to compatibility issues the apps are crashing on macOS Mojave. If you are dealing with this situation repeatedly then update the Mac as well as the applications.
Step 1: Launch “Mac App Store”, from where you can update everything.