macOS Big Sur is a big hit. Announced earlier in June, macOS 11 has come up with the most
important changes in the last 20 years of Apple OS history, both in design and features.
However, it is still in its beta stage, which has caused several issues to the users.
Like every other major update, macOS Big Sur may not be working according to your
expectations. And, if you are one of those Mac users who are wrestling with several issues with
the update of macOS Big Sur, here is a guide for you.
These are some of the most common issues Mac users have to deal with the update. Here is a
list of easy fixes for you. So without further ado let’s get started.
You are unable to download macOS Big Sur
Every macOS update can be found in the Software update section, in the main menu. However,
keep in mind; it takes a long time to get fully downloaded into your system. However, if it is still
not coming up on your menu, that means you need to fix it.
Check your device compatibility. Due to the high system requirements, macOS 11 does not
support many old Mac models. So before you start troubleshooting, make sure your Mac can
run macOS 11, to begin with.
Slow internet connection
Before you step further, make sure your internet connection is working efficiently. Downloading macOS can be a hefty job for your internet connection, in case you have a slow speed internet connection or your internet connection keeps breaking up, you won’t be able to download the macOS11 update. If you are using a WiFi connection, check the WiFi explorer app for any issues. This tool is meant to find all sorts of internet problems on your Mac.
Free up disk space on your Mac
The macOS update can take up to 15 GB of space in your hard drive. If you are already running
on low space, macOS 11 set up files won’t download. As mentioned in the article, to fix this
problem, all you need is to delete any unnecessary or large files from your Mac.
However, if you are still facing this issue, scan your Mac with a Mac cleaning app, it will scan
and detect all the junk, taking up extra space in your Mac. From cache to mail attachments or
any duplicate files. After running the scan, the cleaner deletes all the junk and leaves you with
extra space on your hard drive. You’ll be amazed to find how much space you have after the
macOS Big Sur is a big overhaul, which Apple has been planning for decades. Most of the
issues are minor and you can fix them easily. However, if you are using the previous version or
Mac, you need to make sure that your Mac is compatible with the Big Sur update. Keep in mind
this is the beta version, the official release will roll out in the fall of 2020.