Last Updated on Nov 21, 2020
Getting the new update and installing on Mac is quite simple, whenever any update will be available for your Mac or MacBook, it will notify you. Moreover, if you have enabled auto update, it will update directly without asking your permission. But sometimes we face difficulties when MacOS won’t download and install on Mac or MacBook.
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Even my MacBook got stuck and freeze in the middle of a software update. There are many reasons behind can’t download MacOS update. But we will sort it out, and I have listed the best fixes for this error.
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Troubleshooting steps for MacOS Mojave Won’t download and Install on Mac/MacBook Pro & Air
Tip 1: Make sure there is enough storage available
MacOS updates are very large, and it requires enough room to fit in your MacBook or Mac. So let’s check the storage of your Mac or MacBook.
Step 1: Go to “Apple Menu” and open “About This Mac”.
Step 2: Tap “Storage” and see if adequate storage is available or not, if available then restart download MacOS update.
Tip 2: Check Apple Server
Before hammering our head by trial and errors methods to fix the MacOS won’t download on Mac, we should check if Apple servers are working or not. It is also possible that update server is under maintenance if it is then we are helpless. We can just wait in such situation.
Tip 3: Switch the Wi-Fi connection or move it to a wired connection
Wired connection is always far better than a wireless connection. If internet speed is the obstacle for your MacBook, then it might get solved if you switch the wireless connection to wired connection or change the network.
Tip 4: Cancel Download and Put Mac or MacBook to download again
It is one of the best solutions when you are updating the software, and MacOS software update gets automatically stopped in the middle. At that time you can try to cancel the download and re-download the MacBook software update. Hopefully, this might work for you.
Tip 5: Download the Software update from Apple’s Support Website
None of the above methods works for you then you should download the update from the Apple’s Support page instead of Mac App Store and then install it on your mac. Every single update is available there only you have to search for it and then click on that update within minutes it will be on your device. Mac Support Center is here.
Above all are the possible fix and troubleshooting steps for MacOS 10.14 Won’t download and Install on Mac [Big update 2018 Mac OS Failed] for some reasons given above.