Apple has recently launched their macOS High Sierra for public. It is definitely an excitement to install and use a new OS; and if the question comes to macOS high Sierra, then naturally the excitement becomes double. But beside all of this, a doubt comes into our mind about the OS. That is only tempered by the possibility of it not working properly or not being compatible with the apps you use most. It’s natural for it to have unforeseen bugs and rough edges, that might can be some issues for you. And right now you yourself are helping Apple to solve them by seeking fixes to common macOS High Sierra issues.
Here in this article we will focus to fix on those issues we have got reported by several High Sierra users. If you are encountering any problems with macOS High Sierra, I would request you to go through this article thoroughly, and get a fix for your issue.
But before discussing about the fix to macOS high sierra problems, I want to tell you first, what precautions should be taken before updating to High Sierra.
Get done with a data backup, before you update to High Sierra…
If you still didn’t start the process of upgradation, I would ask you to hold on for sometime. You don’t probably have a bootable backup of your system data. Yes, I will suggest you to take a bootable backup of your system data for future. Because if something gets wrong with your newly updated OS, you would probably want to roll back the update. In this case if you only have a bootable backup recovery partition, you can get back your old system.
I will tell you to do this immediately, before doing anything with your system.
Now let’s come to the common issues with macOS High Sierra reported by user. And let’s have a look to the solutions for them.
macOS High Sierra download has failed
Many report has been coming from the users that as soon as they started the download of High Sierra 10.13, the process is getting failed abruptly along with showing an error message on your screen like Installation of macOS could not continue.
The reason may behind this error is either your poor internet connection or probably many users are trying to download the macOS at the same time. So in this case I will suggest you to make it sure that your Mac is on a pretty faster internet connection and reboot your Mac App store once.
To reboot the app store simply go to the apple menu on the upper left corner> choose Force Quit> Find App Store app in the list and quit it.
I want to tell you to remove all partially downloaded files from your Mac which are named macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Now try again.
High Sierra installation is frozen
Some users are complaining that after successfully downloading the high sierra, when they are trying to install it by clicking on the installation file, for some reasons nothing is happening. They are trying for further proceed by clicking on the continue icon, but unfortunately the button is appearing to be grayed out.
To fix this macOS High Sierra problem; press control + click the installation icon> Select Quit> Go to Applications to find macOS High Sierra Installation file> Now retry the installation.
If this method fails try by Restarting your Mac> Launch the App Store app and go to the Purchases tab> Find macOS High Sierra and click Install.
If this one fails too then try deleting the downloaded installer (it’s in your Applications folder) using CleanMyMac and download it again.
Lack of disk space to install macOS High Sierra
This is one another common problem with Mac OS HIgh Sierra 10.13. This particular operating system needs about 8GB of a disk space. It doesn’t seems that much, still I would suggest you to to have 15-20 Gb of space in your disk to run your OS smoothly. First have a check to the quantity of space available in your PC. Go to Apple menu> About this Mac> Click on the Storage tab. If you are running out of space there is an opportunity to get some space free with CleanMyMac app. It comes with a smart feature that specifically search for large and unused unnecessary files on your drive and wants your permission to wipe them out. Deleting some unnecessary files manually can also make your storage free but it’s not a hassle free process.
Anyway, through this method you can make your Mac ready to install macOS High Sierra by.
Time Machine is stuck on Backup
Just like the previous version of macOS EL Capitan, the new one High Sierra still creates issue during backup with the Time Machine. Many users have reported that they are facing the Time Machine hangs while showing Preparing backup Message and stays for unresponsive hours.
To fix this macOS High Sierra issue simply stop current backup procedure> Go to Time Machine settings menu and click the red [X] to end the backup process> Go to Time Machine drive> Open “Backups.backup” folder> While inside, locate the folder that has name of your Mac on it> Type .inProgress in the search bar above> Locate the file with .inProgress file extension and delete it> Restart your Mac and repeat the backup using Time Machine.
OS is getting slow or freezes randomly
Complains are coming some users that their Mac is getting slower and freezing randomly after updating it to High Sierra 10.13. In this case I would like to suggest you find the reason behind it first. Just Go to Applications> open Activity Monitor> check out what apps are weighing on your Mac’s memory> Force quit the apps that are excessively eating up CPU resources.
Another process that can fix this issue is cleaning your user cache manually.
To clean your cache Open Finder> click “Go to Folder” in the Go menu> Type in ~/Library/Caches> press enter> Go into each of the folders and clean out the files inside.
Please note that this method isn’t safe as you may accidentally delete the wrong folder.
Mac is not starting up after updating to macOS High Sierra
Complains are coming that after a successful installation of macOS High Sierra the system is not getting booted up. In this case non volatile RAM (NVRAM) reset process might help you to fix this macOS High Sierra issue. Relevantly, I want to tell you that NVRAM stores several system settings like time-zone, startup disk selection, kernel panic preferences or display resolution.
To perform the reset of NVRAM turn on your Mac pressing Option, Command, P, and R keys> hold the keys for about 20 seconds> Let off the keys after hearing a second startup sound.
Now your NVRAM has been reset.
You can also try to fix your booting issue with macOS High Sierra by launching Disk Utility
Along with the NVRAM reset process you can also try through entering Internet Recovery mode.
In case if your boot sector got damaged or there are any hardware issues with your macOS High Sierra, Internet Recovery mode is a very helpful utility to fix it. This can perform memory tests and configure your MAC for a successful boot.
To start Internet Recovery restart your Mac> Wait for startup chime and the hold Command + Option + R> Release the keys after the animated globe pops up.
Then your system will download a recovery image from the Internet. For further proceed from then, just follow the prompts on the screen.
App Crash on High Sierra
The application crashing issue is being highly reported from the users. In this case I want to tell you that as Apple has just moved to an 64-bit operating system with macOS high sierra, 32-bit applications are creating issue with the new OS. Now all the app developers have to convert their apps to 64-bit from 32-bit; but it’s really a question of long time. Till then this is an serious issue with macOS High Sierra.
As a fix to this issue I will suggest you to update your apps to the latest version. You can also visit particular app developer website to read about the compatibility of High Sierra.
One more thin in this concern I can suggest you. That is to reset your apps. Believe me, resetting your applications will help you in this case a lot. I personally use CleanMyMac to uninstall and reset those issue creating apps and it really work like magic.
High Battery Draining
Mac is so much popular for their excellent battery life. But if the battery life get reduced after updating to a higher version of OS then it becomes a real headache. Reports are coming that after updating to High Sierra the battery life is getting much lower.
To fix this issue you can have a check for most energy consuming processor by going into activity control. Simply go to Applications> Utilities> Activity Monitor. Click Energy tab for details. If a particular app is a burden on your battery, reinstall or reset it.
Here I am mentioning some other ways to save your battery life below…….
Turn off location services.
Disable animations & graphical effects.
Dim your screen.