Fixed macOS 14.1.1 Sonoma Installation Stuck & Update Failed Error on MacBook

Are you Mac macOS 14.1.1 Stuck on Install & Update Failed/Installation Error? Every Year Apple releases a major macOS version and sub-version with some bug improvements, Lost more Features for Students, Business, and professional users. So Most of your Macs are able to update the latest version when it’s available officially for you. macOS up-gradation is really simple and easy that we can do it from the software update section over a WiFi internet connection. Thousands of people are facing the same issues like MacOS update Failed, MacOS Update Stuck in installation, Mac Stuck on Apple Logo, and Something like that. we know that a big MacOS upgrade takes more time compared to small everyday updates.

I personally coincided with the Mac Users who are tolerating the issues on My Mac not updating because of various reasons like install Failed because of slow or no internet connection, Some of them saying Low Storage, Showing Errors with numbers that apple helps to fix me, corrupted Disk Data, Buggy Apps, Pending Apple ID account Verification, Security Issues like malware or Protection that prevent big modification in Mac File system that’s actually happening in big MacOS upgrade.

macOS Upgradation process generally doesn’t harm your Data. but a Clean install MacOS will definitely do. Take backup if you are not sure what I am doing. read my tutorial and go straight guide on how to update macOS Sonoma from macOS Ventura with no data loss. Sometimes you wait for more compare to other Mac systems because of slow speed, Generally, this happens with old Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac as well. if you wish MacOS Installation want to make faster so make your Mac a little bit faster by doing Uninstall unused Apps, Clear or Cluttered desktop, Move Unnecessary file into the trash. Open Activity Monitor and Find the program that running in the background, Select it and click on the close button to stop or Quite the app completely on Mac. Finally, you will get more Gbs of storage, No More process load on the Mac processor.

Hope you are more clear what are the issues that affect and are unable to install macOS Sonoma on your Mac. Go with that one by one and Successfully install New MacOS 14 Sonoma this time.

Before that, Get Ready with

  • Good Internet connection: Near to 12 Gigabytes of Software Update first download on your Mac, So Proper Internet connection will save time. also, in between your Mac Verify any time while you upgrade System. So a constant connection is required. Otherwise, the process will terminate itself. You can use Ethernet cable connection if WiFi Dropping out during MacOS Sonoma Update. Turn off WiFi and Plug Ethernet cable, that’s it.
  • Use Proper Mac Login Password or Apple ID password: most of the time Mac ask for system password, but sometimes you need to verify with Apple ID password. read the message first and enter a valid password.
  • Efficient Battey on MacBook:  Don’t Start installation if you don’t any power source around you or a Charging cable. Prepare with download the New macOS file.
  • Memory Space: Keep At least 10 Gigabytes of Free space. Find the Solution Here, MacOS Download Stuck or Stop/Waiting before installation starts.

macOS Sonoma Update Stuck While installing & Failed Update

Fix 1: Update Stuck on Installing

That means MacOS Software Update is Downloaded on your Mac but won’t complete the installation after you clicked on the Update Now button in the Software Update option. That means your mac update stuck on apple logo or Mac/MacBook stuck on apple logo with the loading bar.

Now Question is, Have you wait for more or not?

In my opinion, you have to wait for more time. Becuase installation will take up to 45 minutes depending on your Mac models. I mean, process and Speed performance. But if you are waiting for a long time, Like 2 hours then Restart your Mac and check again.

Press and Hold on the Power button Until your Screen goes black. and you will listen to the startup sound from Mac.

Fix 2: Restart your Mac

People don’t like to restart the system, because too much software and apps are running. But it’s tricky solutions that fix all types of software bugs and connection issues as well. Somewhere software glitch and file system waiting for a reboot or restart system. becuase of it’s necessary. Go with the normal turn off Mac and Turn it on again.

  1. Go to Apple logo on Mac.
  2. Next, click on the Restart option.
  3. Go with successfully restart your mac and Wait for that time.

Or if you screen Black,

Press and Hold on the Power button of your Mac for 7 to 10 seconds, until your Mac plays the Startup sound.

Now Go with the Traditional ways to download and install new Software MacOS that apple is recommended on Released time. here you are looking for Update MacOS Sonoma. Follow the below steps and Found helpful.

  1. To download the latest macOS update from App Store, Open App Store on Mac.
  2. Type MacOS Sonoma, Just like Mac app search and download.
  3. Now, Tap on Download button, Enter Valid Apple ID and Password if App Store Ask.

Check the installation, and if still, mac stuck on loading screen then Remove the macOS setup file from the applications folder and Do Download and install MacOS Update again.

Fix 3: Re-Download and Install MacOS

The corrupted MacOS Setup file will not install on your Mac with multiple attempts. In this situation, we have to delete the old downloaded files from Mac manually. and Re-Download a new copy of Software Update and install it. here are the steps to Find & Delete MacOS 12 file and Re-Download from Mac system Preferences.

Go to the Applications Folder in Finder, and Find out MacOS setup File. Select it and Move to the bin.delete-macos-setup-file-from-applications-folder-and-re-download

Once again check for New Software Update,

  1. Go to the Apple Logo from top Mac menu > System Preferences.
  2. Now, System Preferences > Download software update. and Update your Mac.

Also, Checkout another handy fix for macOS stuck while installing..with a Black screen, With Loading Bar, With Apple logo Loading bar.

Disable FileVault

Start Mac in Safe Mode

Reinstall Mac in Recovery Mode [Without Erase data, Workable]

Fix 4: Resetting PRAM on MacBook, iMac, MacMini is a pretty Easy Fix

Note: Skip this Step for M1 Mac User, Only Restart your Mac

MacBook or Other macs has two types of TAM, one is PRAM and the second is VRAM. Both RAM store some information to quickly access during restart, also we can reset this information the same way. Let’s do it. because most of the people spotted are helpful in these tricks.

First Shutdown your Mac, To turn off Long press and hold on to the power button.

Now Press the Power button start, After that As quickly as possible press Option + Command + P + R Keyboard keys at once. continuously press and hold those keys until you hear the startup sound for the second time.

Now, wait Until you see the Apple logo on the screen, after that continue with the update and install New MacOS Sonoma Update.

Fix 5: Force Quite App or Uninstall App that’s Buggy

Too many apps running on your Mac and Backgroud process as well. I recommend to turn off as possible. To check out all the running apps/programs on your Mac. open Activity monitor and Check the RAM Cunsumptions and Not Responding app. Follow the below steps to quickly find Apps that are not in use and Remove Buggy app.

  • Open Spotlight search. Use Command + Space key. and type Activity Monitor on your search bar.
  • Next, Under the CPU Tab, Find all running apps with a name. Select the App name, and click on the close mark to quit app and process as well.
  • That’s it.

Fix 6: Check Internet Connection: Turn off/Turn on WiFi

Installation is required continuous wifi signal and internet connectivity. if you know that, your internet has WiFi Dropping issues, try another WiFi or Use Ethernet Cable. Sometimes internet WiFi status is showing connected but no internet access from that. that’s misguide giving the result of installation failed and stuck on Mac.

Use your Friend’s internet connection if there is a problem with the (ISP) Internet service provider.

Fix 7: Manage Storage On Mac, Free Up Quick as Possible

In Recent MacOS, Apple giving amazing tools that take care of all the data and suggest you delete the app, Large Files and Folders so we can quickly free up storage any time. Some Third-Party Mac Cleaner software also gives an amazing result.

  1. Go to the Apple logo on Mac.
  2. Select About this mac under the Menu options.
  3. Now, Click on Manage Tab and Review all recommended settings for free up storage.

Free up storage is always not work. becuase this is the part of solutions. People who have actually a problem with Storage can fix using this. But some OS Bug issues with can solve in Safe Mode only. checkout the next solution for Update MacOS Sonoma in Safe mode.

Fix 8: Update in Safe Mode

try to update macOS Sonoma on Mac is Safe more. Safe mode help to fix the issues with the startup disk. This mode is also called a safe boot. Safe mode only loads Kernal Extension when you start mac, also This mode repair directory issues. Safe mode Delete Cache Files, Font Cache, and Kernel cache as well. here I define how to put your Mac in Safe mode and Update MacOS Sonoma after that Exit your Mac from Safe mode.

  1. First Sign out or Turn off Mac using the Power button.
  2. Now press the Power button to start, at the same time also press and hold the shift key.
  3. Now on Login screen of mac, you will see Watermark text, Safe Mode at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Do the installation process as of explained above steps. Once you install macOS successfully, Restart your Mac and your Mac will exit from safe more.

Fix 7: Erase Drive and install New MacOS [Clean install]

Fix 8: Forgot Apple ID password used on Mac

Fix 9: Clean installation of macOS Using Flash Drive or Reinstall

First is Create Bootable Drive and install it [Hard Ways]

Clean installation of macOS On Mac is not easy for not experienced users but they can do it. in this process, we need a USB Flash drive and Run command to erase Drive, and Create Bootable USB Drive for all mac According to 9to5mac. Follow the step by step guide to run command carefully and make Start installing new MacOS.

Second is Reinstall New uprooted MacOS on Mac [Drive Easy Method]

Reinstall MacOS using macOS utilities on Mac
Reinstall MacOS using macOS utilities on Mac

I assume that MacOS Sonoma is installed and running on Mac. Now We have alternate options for install the supported latest MacOS on Mac. First, your Mac has connected an Internet connection. after that Press and Hold the power button until the screen is off. Now Press the power button once, as quick as possible Press and Hold the Command + R key from the keyboard at once.

> First Option is Restore From Time Machine Backup [No Data lose]: Hold those keys until you see Disk Utilities on screen. Here are two options first is Restore from Time Machine Backup. [If you have taken the backup in time machine then you can restore it here using this option, and no data loss].

> the Second option is to Reinstall MacOS [No Data lose]: This will install a new copy of Mac OS. Go with this and Select the Hard Drive that we want to install.

> Third Option is Erase Disk & Reinstall MacOS [Erase Drive and install New Copy]: If you have a serious problem with drive data and Unsupported Apps that are installed on Mac. But can’t remove it because Mac doesn’t turn on. So First Go with the Disk Utilities, And Select MacOS drive and Erase it.

now close the Disk utility window and You will see the macOS Utilities window, Go with the Reinstall MacOS option.

Apple Guide to Restore from Time Machine on Mac

Hope you successfully installed the new macOS on your Mac Fast and Easily. Fix out all the errors and troubleshooting tips.

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1 thought on “Fixed macOS 14.1.1 Sonoma Installation Stuck & Update Failed Error on MacBook”

  1. Patience is the name of the game. I spent most of my weekend trying to resolve a seemingly stuck Catalina installation. Finally I just gave up and left it on the Apple logo screen with ‘Estimating time remaining..’ and a suspiciously slow progress bar. 2 days later and I came home to find the installation finished successfully. There seems to be an issue with time machine snapshots even if time machine is not enabled. I’m not even going to delve into this because my assumption is that Apple will resolve it by the next Beta release and we’ll forget it ever existed.


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