MacOS is the sequence of Graphical Operating Systems enroute and Merchandise by Apple Inc. since 2001. Repeatedly Apple releases updates to every Mac Os software. It mainly contains new specification and fixes any errors have before. The updations of the software is much relevant because it helps in getting new features to the system and important security updates.
The macOS is the most booming operating system, but still there can be some trouble when execute the system updates. If you observe a frozen Mac when updating the system, there are some simple ways to solve the problems and give you the best technical assists. It helps you to save time and data.
We all know that before performing an updation, we have to assure that all the data and files are backed up clearly. Another main criteria in the updation process is that, the system should have an essential space for the programming. In case the hard drive is out of space, there will be a chance to get hang in between the updation process. We have to keep not less than 30GB of space in the hard drive for the smooth process.
Some of the easiest steps are;
Deactivate file vault:
The file vault is a MacOs build encryption software. It may create problems while updating. The main advantage of the filev ault is securing all data in the Mac and it works in background. Thus filevault will also try to secure the updating OS which results in frozen updation. So, for the smooth updation process we have to deactivate the file vault and activate after the updation process finished.
- Apple menu – system preference- security & privacy – file vault – off.
After this, the intrepton of updation will be minimized.
Use safe mode for updation process:
The updation process should be done in safe mode before it creates the chances of being hang and stop. The safe mode helps in verifying the startup files, repairs and solves the problems directly. Hold down the power button to turn off Mac & boot the mac to safe mode.
The easy way to do this is pressing the shift key. The logo of the apple should be displayed in system. Screen with a loading bar and booting should done. Thus do the updation process and chance for hanging of the system will be reduced.
Analyze the apple system status page:
Before doing the updation we have to check the status page because it helps in reducing a lot of work burden. In this page you will get status of every apple service in system. Just analyze the status of MacOS software update and verify that update services are working periodically. There are bubbles near to the status and if it is green, it is fine and if it red or yellow we can detect some problems. So we have to fix it first and do the updation.
Actually this doesn’t sound good, but it is also away to geet updated even though it takes much time. In these cases we have to keep the updation on and get engaged in some other process and later check the results. Every system will not work similarly, so be patient enough.
By giving command + L we will get the estimated time for updation.
Refresh the update:
In some cases the hanging may be due to small issues, in such cases we follow this steps;
- press power off Mac and wait 30 sec
- On the Mac again.
- give command + L, we will get the estimated time for updation
Uproot the NVRAM:
The NVRAM is chip contains less amount of system memory that collects the certain settings in a appropriate place that MacOS can easily access.
- Off the Mac, wait for 3 min
- Turn on the Mac
- Immediately press commant+P+R keys
- Press until you get startup sound
- Release the keys, NVRAM will get reset and hopefully updation resumes.
Final recovery mode:
This is the last way,
- Off the Mac completely.
- On the Mac
- Comment+ R to get recovery mode.
- Connect to WiFi and download the update.
- Update with latest version of OS.
Bottom Line –
By all these steps we can easily solve all the updation problems. In case all these steps are invalid, then you are advised to get contact with apple support for further assist.