What to Do if You Get Stuck on the Loading Screen on a Mac?

Sometimes even MacBooks with the latest upgrade and full battery tend to work incorrectly because of the sudden stumble on the loading screen. To avoid inconvenience, related to this problems, users can adhere to the following tips.

Set up Safe Mode

The biggest advantage of starting up a Mac in safe mode is that due to the check system software won’t load or open something automatically. Thus your Mac avoids starting up totally and a lot of problems, related to the startup disk, are isolated. Using safe boot verifies your it and tries to mend the problems in case it’s demanded. Also, it allows just needed essential extensions to be loaded and to dispose of unnecessary programs for a while. As we mentioned before, safe mode doesn’t let startup and login points be opened automatically. Moreover, it harms fonts that users install and deletes the font, system, and other cache files.

How to apply Safe Mode?

First of all, start the Mac or make it restart and afterward press for a while the Shift key just after the process has begun. Then you will see the logo of the Apple company appear on your screen. Now you can let Shift go as soon the login window shows up on the screen. In case your startup disk, which contains the File Vault, you might be asked to log in twice. For the first time, in order to make startup disk unlocked, and for the second to log in to the Finder again. If you don’t want to stay in safe mode, just restart your Mac, but don’t press any keys, when the procedure begins.

How to check if your device is in Safe Mode?

To make it totally clear, that your Mac works in the chosen regime (i.e., safe mode), using System Information will help you to dispel all doubts. The Software section of System Information has to show Boot Mode as “Safe” instead of “Normal” when you’re started in safe mode. The login window should demonstrate “Safe Boot” in the upper-right corner of the screen in case your Mac is in this mode.

Start Your Recovery Mode

Recovery mode can be good alternative if you’re stuck on loading screen. Recovery boot is a mode that loads macOS’s built-in tools from a specific disk partition. This partition maintains the recovery image together with copies of the OS installer. If you cannot recover your Mac otherwise, start Recovery mode in order to examine disk issues receive help online. Also, you can install the previous version of OS X for this Mac. To do so, either select Restart in your Apple menu or power on the Mac. As it restarts, press and hold the Command (⌘) – R just after you’ve heard the startup sound. Keep holding the keys until the Apple logo appears. A couple of minutes later, the window with macOS Utilities is expected to show up. In case you see the window for login or the regular desktop, you didn’t manage to press the combination of keyboards early enough and, thus, have booted your Mac into a regular OS mode. Just restart the device and repeat every step one more time.

Use the Time Machine

If both previous variants don’t help you to fix the problem with your loading screen, just save all important items on your computer via the time machine.

Check the Hardware

Just to be on the safe side, don’t forget to find out, if everything is okay with your hardware. If problem lays there, it would be fast fixed by Apple Service.

Hope, advise, we have offered you, will be useful and let you handle the issue with a loading screen pretty fast.