Is Your macOS Catalina Installation Stuck? How to Fix it

Apple has released its macOS Catalina on October 7th, and people have begun to face issues on updates. Some users complain about their Mac getting stuck on the macOS Catalina update. Users find many messages from Apple: “The macOS installation couldn’t be completed?” This troubleshooting guide will help you get rid of the problem of macOS Catalina stuck setting up your Mac.

As millions of Mac users are keen to experience the latest macOS, some get success, and others get error messages. If you are one of the users with a destiny not smiling upon, you should not be worried about this situation. There is a way. We have listed a few solutions to this universal issue.

How to Fix macOS Catalina Stuck on “Setting Up Your Mac” Issue

Quick Access:

Check Apple Servers for macOS Software Update

Yes, this is one of the necessary checks you should run when you are stuck at the macOS Catalina update. As mentioned above, people from across the world make a beeline for the latest macOS update, and this might asphyxiate Apple’s servers. To resolve this, you can check Apple Servers on the System Status page of the company. On the page, check macOS Software Update; if there is a green dot, it is available.

Check for macOS Software Update on System Status Page

Check Internet Connection of Your Mac

Sometimes Wi-fi networks can irritate you with fluctuations. In this situation, connect your Mac to your network via Ethernet cable and then upgrade your Mac to the macOS Catalina. This can expedite the download speed and smooth sailing.

Use App Store to Upgrade Your Mac to the macOS Catalina

Your Mac notifies you when the latest update is available for download and install. You can see that notification label on the System Preferences icon in the dock. So you can easily download and install the update following on-screen instructions. But there is another way to upgrade your Mac to the macOS Catalina. You can use Mac’s App Store.

If you have set up the App Store on your Mac’s dock, you can open it with a single click. Otherwise, you need to click on FinderApplicationsApp Store.

Open Finders App in macOS

Click on Applications in macOS Finders App on Mac

Click on App Store in Finders App on Mac

On the App Store, type macOS Catalina in the search bar;

Search macOS Catalina in App Store on Mac

when you see macOS Catalina in the results, click on the Get to Download it.

Click on Get to Download macOS Catalina on Mac

Shut Down Mac and Restart

An easier way is to power off your Mac when your system is stuck at “Setting Up Your Mac…”

After a couple of seconds, power on your Mac, and if destiny favors you, the Mac will successfully upgrade to the latest macOS Catalina.

Go to Apple’s Support Website

In the last resort, you can check the update on the Apple Support page, from where you can download and install macOS Catalina on your Mac.

That’s all, friends!

Any update?

Catalina has come up with some excellent features. Apple has separated Music, Podcasts, and TV app. To get the best value of Catalina, explore the update on your Mac and come up with some fresh ideas for your business or job. And don’t forget to share your views with us!

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Even after going through all the solutions, if you fail to update your Mac to the Catalina, leave your comments in the section below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.