The most common macOS Mojave problems and how to fix them (Part 2)

macOS Mojave is shaping to be the best macOS version ever released to the public, retaining what we have loved about macOS in recent years while adding a slew of improvements to the OS. The successor to macOS High Sierra is promising major upgrades through improved performance and innovative features. macOS Mojave is now available worldwide and supports a wide range of Mac computers, bringing in a barrage of new things ranging from an official dark mode and Stacks to dynamic desktop and new screenshot tool. However, a lot of Mac owners are reporting a bug that may see hackers steal your personal data. Apple has acknowledged the issue and promises to address it in a later software update.

In this guide, we have made a list of the most common macOS Mojave problems and show you how to fix them. Before proceeding, make sure you now have the latest software update on your Mac. To check for update, open System Preferences on your Mac, then click Software Update and hit Update Now button. If you are having issues with macOS, then a new software update may do the trick.

  1. macOS Mojave fails to download

A lot of users are complaining that they cannot download macOS Mojave software update to its device. Most of them are seeing an error message saying that macOS Mojave download has failed. In reality, there could be any reason for why macOS Mojave download won’t work. It may be with the servers as a lot of Mac owners are trying to get the update at the same time.

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If this is the case, then wait for a few days and try again. If the problem still persists, then the issue may be because your Mac is running low on storage. To check if you have enough space on your Mac, launch the Apple Menu at the top and then select About this Mac from the drop-down menu. After that, click Storage and you should see how much space you have left on your Mac. If nothing changes, then locate the partially-downloaded macOS Mojave file and Install file. After that, remove them, then reboot your Mac, and re-download macOS Mojave to see if the problem is fixed.

  1. macOS Mojave fails to install

A number of Mac owners are reporting that macOS Mojave fails to install. Before we dive in, make sure your Mac is compatible with macOS Mojave. Apple confirms that macOS Mojave works with a wide range of Macs out there. If you have a compatible Mac, but Installation file won’t show up, then locate a file named “Install macOS 10.14”, and double-click it to install it. If you don’t have enough space on your Mac, then it’s time to clean up the mess. To do this, press Control + R while your mac is rebooting to put it in Recovery mode. From here, click Disk Boot and then get rid of files you no longer need.

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We recommend you make a backup of your Mac in case something goes wrong during the process. You can back up your Mac using Time Machine, a handy tool that’s built into macOS. To do this, click on Apple menu, then select System Preference and select Time Machine. From here, click on Select Backup Disk, then select where you wish to store your Time Machine backup and check the box next to Back Up Automatically.

  1. Unable to connect to the Apple Store

The Mac App Store is getting better and more visually appealing every year. However, a lot of users have reported that their Mac fails to connect to the App Store after updating to macOS Mojave. If you are among those who are affected by the issue, then make sure you check our guide below.

Step one: First off, fire up the Keychain Access app on your Mac and then click on System Roots

Step two: Next up, double-click the ‘DigiCert High Assurance EV root CA‘ option

Step three: Now select Never Trust, then restart your Mac and re-launch Keychain Access and select ‘Use System Defaults‘. Once you are done, check if the problem is dealt with.

  1. Bluetooth not working

Bluetooth issues are pretty common when it comes to Apple products and there is no exception this year. Some Mac owners are reporting that they cannot connect their Mac to a Bluetooth device. To fix this issue, you first need to open up Finder on your Mac, then hit Go at the top menu and click Go to Folder. Now just simply enter ‘/Library/Preferences‘ into the input field. Once you are in, locate and remove the file called ‘com.apple.Bluetooth.plist ‘, and reboot your Mac.

  1. Mac won’t start after updating to macOS Mojave

One of the most common macOS Mojave issues is that your Mac fails to start. If you are dealing with the issue, then reboot your Mac and reset the VRAM on your Mac. After that, keep Command, Option, P and R keys pressed until your Mac reboots and release them as long as you hear the second startup sound. The PRAM will be reset and run Disk Utility to check if the problem is fixed.

If you have got any issues during the process, let us know in the comments below.

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