MacOS Monterey/mac Big Sur Download Stop/Slow Down/Stuck: Mac Re-downloading Again & Again

Last Updated on Jul 15, 2021

This Tutorial is helping with MacOS download problems. Save your Time and Successfully download the whole MacOS setup file on your System without any Failure, Stop, and Stuck Waiting. This post will help to Re-Download the setup file on your Mac, iMac, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air after a stop for any reason. I found a tricky solution that I face and fix own myself to download software updates successfully and completely.

MacOS Download Failed at the last moment, Most of the time after 50% or just before completion. This is an irritating situation. Follow this article and fix it. Your Problem and solution are not here; you are lending on related problems, Don’t miss to share with us on Howtoisolve support page.

What are the Reasons, Mac Software Update & Downloading Stopped

Fix 1: Mac Computer Sleep after few minutes and Logout

Follow these settings and Keep Turn on System Processor and Display as well for unlimited time.

  1. Go to the “Apple Logo Menu” on the Mac screen.
  2. Now, Tap on “System Preference“.
  3. Next, Find “Energy Saver“.
2 Energy Saver on Mac System Preferences (1)

4. Here, Set Turn Display off after slider to end, That’s “Never“.

1 Set Sleep Time on Mac to naver

These are not the correct settings also you should change them after the download is completed. Otherwise, Your MacBook consumes more power and Drain the battery fast in few minutes.

You are on PC continuously for at least 5 hours continuously; Then it doesn’t need. For that Check or Select “Prevent Computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off.”

That’s it. Still, the problem is not fixed, Follow the next fix.

Stop and Re-start

If your Process is stuck in-between, then Stop running the download process by a close the button next to the download process line. and Re-Download after few seconds.


Unfortunately, we can not pause MacOS Download from System Preferences > Software Update. But we can stop at any time. and Start again from left behind.

Fix 2: WiFi issues, the Internet stopped working or Slow

You need the best quality internet connection for connectivity and speed. I would like to raise your complaint to Internet Service Provider and verify before start downloads MacOS Mojave on your System.

Fix 3: Check Apple Server Status

Due to millions of devices updating systems to upgrade Old Mac OS X during the new release.

In your Area & Country, you can check apple server connectivity from This page shared by apple officially.

Fix 4: Try in Safe mode

Safe mode on Mac determines the issue by the installed apps on the start-up of your Mac. Depends on your mac processor, Intel, or m1, the Procedure for entering Safe mode is different. Follow this tutorial on how to put your Mac in Safe mode and Diagnose & fix the software issue automatically.

Fix 5: MacOS Mojave Won’t Download, and installation starts

You Won’t get the Download Option for MacOS Mojave Software on Mac Apps Store. Also, My Friend’s facing that Gets or Download button not working. For these problems, the below solutions works as a Best

  • Open “Mac App Store” > “Update” Tab or Type MacOS Mojave in the search box.
  • Once you see Mojave as a result, Get Download option, click on it to Start download.

Force Quite app store, If possible restart your Mac. And Check again.

Once you update Mac with MacOS Mojave, the Amazing features are ready to Enable: turn on automatic update software on macOS Mojave.

Fix 6: Free Space issues while Download

Not Enough Space on Mac System is one of the most common reasons.

Sometimes slow Mac Doesn’t show or update download status on-screen but running on the background.

Fix 7: MacOS Installation Problems

After the latest MacOS File Download is completed, Installation Won’t start, or the Installation window isn’t launched on screen.

  • Default download location for New MacOS update is in application folder. Open finder on Mac > Application [From top Menu Go] > Find macOS setup file and Start installation manually by double click to open.
  • Follow the on-screen instruction.

If the Download setup file is corrupted then Re-Download macOS update [Apple logo > System Preferences > Software Update > Download and install] after Delete the Previous file from the applications folder on Mac.

The alternate Installation option is, Use MacOS USB Installation Drive and start the installation manually.

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