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Why Won’t My Mac Update To 10.13.6

  • The Mac High Sierra OS is also called as update 10.13.6.
  • It is a successor of the Mac OS sierra with much better updates and significant fixes for most of the applications on Mac. 
  • An error starts to occur when you try to update to a newer version 10.13.6 on your Mac when it is rebooted.
  • But the screen gets frozen, and the Mac reads the following message Installing Software Update with no progress made.

Follow the instructions given below to ensure that your Mac gets the 10.13.6 upgrade it deserves.

Applications Window

  • Open the Launchpad and locate the Install Mac OS sierra.
  • Now, perform a reboot on your Mac, it will re-download and install the 10.13.6 update.
  • Click on the Apple icon seen at the top of the screen and click on the app store.
  • From the Application store list, locate the Install Mac OS High Sierra.
  • Right-click the option and click Update. The Update should happen hassle-free. 
  • If the steps above don’t resolve the issue, proceed to method 2.
Why Won't My Mac Update To 10.13.6

Safe Mode

  • You can perform a secure boot on your Mac to fix the update failure.
  • Shut down your Mac system.
  • Restart your Mac and hold the Shift key.
  • Do not release the shift key unless the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • You can install the 10.13.6 update in safe mode to fix the OS update error.
  • To check if the safe mode solution was a success, you can check the Update on Mac book pro in the System Information.
mac update 10.13.6 safe mode

Troubleshoot With a Clean Installation

  • You can complete a clean update using a bootable USB device.
  • Connect the USB drive to Mac.
  • Download the 10.13.6 installation package from the Mac app store.
  • Run the finder option and select Applications.
  • Select the disk utility in the utility folder.
  • Choose the Format option.
  • To create a bootable Mac OS for the 10.13 installer, name the plugged USB drive as Untitled.
  • Perform formatting the USB drive and download the Mac OS 10.13.6. Open the Terminal window.
  • Type the command given below in the terminal window and And hit Enter.
  • sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/SierraBootInstall –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app –nointeraction &&say Done
  • Connect the USB drive to your Mac and restart your Mac.
  • Hold and press the option key until you hear a reboot tone in your Mac.
  • Now, install the Sierra disk into the drive.
  • Open the Disk Utility.
  • Click Mac’s Startup disk and click Erase to perform the format.
  • Choose the Install mac OS option.
  • Install the formatted Mac startup drive.
  • Performing the above steps will successfully, and the installation window for OS high Sierra will open.
Installation Guide