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How to Fix MacBook Stuck on Loading Screen

MacBook is a reliable computer. Although its system is different from Windows, MacBook still could meet the same problem, such as stuck on the loading screen. I believe you’ll reboot your MacBook first. But what if a reboot doesn’t help? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are fixes for you to solve the problem.

Try these fixes:

  1. Reset your Mac’s SMC
  2. Boot to Safe Mode
  3. Boot to Recovery Mode
  4. Reset NVRAM or PRAM
  5. Reinstall macOS
  6. Ask the Apple Store for help

Fix 1: Reset your Mac’s SMC

The SMC (System Management Controller) is a place to store certain settings. If the issue is related to the stored settings, resetting SMC could help you fix the problem.

  1. Shut down your MacBook. Wait for a few seconds.
  2. Pressing Shift+ Control + Option+ the Power keys at the same time and hold them for about 10 seconds.
  3. Restart your MacBook.

Fix 2: Boot to Safe Mode

Safe Mode in macOS is designed to help users troubleshoot issues related to your computer. So booting up your MacBook in Safe Mode could help you fix the problem that causes your computer stuck on the loading screen.

  1. Shut down your Mac by pressing the Power button. Wait for 1 minute.
  2. Restart your MacBook and hold the Shift key immediately.
  3. Release the Shift key when you see the Apple logo on the screen, then log in.

Your MacBook should restart normally afterward.

Fix 3: Boot to Recovery Mode

Recovery mode also could help you troubleshoot the problem on your MacBook. Also, the stuck on loading screen issue could be related to disk corrupted.

  1. Shut down your MacBook.
  2. Restart your MacBook and hold the Command + R keys together immediately.
  3. Release the keys when you see the Apple logo and you’ll see the “macOS Utilities” window.
    Note: You may be asked to select your language before you get to the recovery option.
  4. Choose Disk Utility and click Continue.
  5. Choose Macintosh HD.
  6. Click The First Aid icon then click the Run button.
  7. When it’s done, restart your MacBook.

Fix 4: Reset NVRAM or PRAM

NVRAM (non-volatile random-access memory) is a small amount of memory in Mac that stores certain settings. This section could help macOS access them quickly. PRAM (Parameter RAM) stores similar information.

If these stored settings have issues, resetting might help.

The steps to reset the NVRAM and PRAM are the same.

  1. Shut down the Mac.
  2. Turn it on and press the Option + Command + P +R four keys together immediately. Hold these four keys for about 20 seconds. The computer should be restarting.
    NOTE: To reset NVRAM, you need to turn off the firmware password first.

After your Mac finishes rebooting, you might want to go to System Preferences to adjust settings that were reset. For example, sound volume, display resolution or time zone.

Fix 5: Reinstall macOS

Reinstalling macOS would help you fix the issue — if the problem is related to macOS. But it’s not a good option, you may lose your data if you don’t have a backup.

  1. Shut down your Mac.
  2. Restart your MacBook and hold the Command + R keys together immediately.
  3. Hold them till you see a spinning globe: This option will reinstall the latest macOS that was on your Mac.
  4. Select Reinstall macOS and click Continue.

Fix 6: Ask Apple Store for help

If the above fixes couldn’t help or it’s caused by hardware issues, you’d better contact Apple service for help. Book an appointment in your local Apple Store and bring your MacBook there to get fixed.


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