How To Fix Common Problems On MacOS Mojave

No matter how you have just installed, or are trying to install macOS Mojave on your Mac, you might be experiencing some bugs or issues. If you are looking for solutions to fix them, here are a few standard troubleshooting methods you can try before you raze everything to the ground.

You can try some things to figure out what’s wrong and alleviate your macOS woes.

Before Getting Started

First, you need to figure out the root of the problem. If it comes in downloading or installing macOS Mojave, then it’s fair enough. But if bugs or problems only happens when you use certain apps, then you should try to isolate the issue to those apps. If it’s a single app, uninstall and then reinstall it or check for updates.

What you should do if Mojave is downloading or installing

If you are trying to download macOS Mojave and it seems not to calculate to be downloading or installing, the first thing is to double check to ensure the internet connection that your Mac is connecting to is still working. After that, try rebooting the Mac App Store. To do so:

  1. Click on the Apple menu button at the top left corner.
  2. Click Force Quit and select App Store.
  3. Click Force QuitForce Quit again when you are prompted.

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What to do if your macOS Mojave freezes or stops responding?

If you are in this case, the thing you should do first is waiting. If you have time, leave your Mac for a while and it might get back to work in an hour.

If you can’t wait, you need to do a force reboot. First, hold down the power button on your Mac and waiting until it shuts off completely and then turns it back on.

If your Mac does not respond to the physical power button, then the last resort you can try is simply unplugging it. Unplugging it should be the last thing as you will be able to end up bricking it.

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What to do if macOS Mojave won’t restart

Boot your Mac into Recovery Mode

If your Mac can boot up, but it is stuck at a gray screen, then you should try booting your Mac into Recovery Mode. To do so:

  1. Switch off your Mac completely
  2. Power it on and quickly hold down Command-R keys until you hear the startup chime or see the Apple logo on the screen.
  3. Click on Disk Utility when you see the macOS Utilities window on the screen.
  4. Click on the disk that’s running MacOS Mojave.
  5. Choose Repair Disk.

Wait for the repair to complete. Once done, your Mac will automatically restart.

Change partitions

If you’ve done things or partitioned the hard drive on your Mac, you can then start up your Mac from the Mojave partition to troubleshoot from there. If it still fails, simply wipe the Mojave partition and start from the scratch.

These are common problems on MacOS Mojave as well as their fixes. If you have any question, let’s know in the comment below.

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