Most grating macOS Sierra problems for Mac users after macOS Sierra update

The major update to Apple’s Mac OS X in the world of technology is that OS X 10.12 is no more as it has a new name: macOS Sierra. Goodbye to Version 10.11: “El Capitan”! The brand-new desktop operating system from leading technology giant is available to Mac users as a free update with many new and smart features. Like other Mac operating system updates, it is possible that some Mac users will encounter an array of macOS Sierra problems. Following is a brief list of macOS Sierra problems for which people knock at the door of Apple support center for having an instant Mac technical support from Apple support experts. The following list takes you to 6 most common macOS Sierra update issues and their probable solutions.

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macOS Sierra install frozen/stuck

macOS Sierra installation/download problems are the biggest hurdles that affect Mac users the most. On MacBook, the macOS Sierra installation freezes at 30 minutes and it sticks on a grey screen image. If you face any issue while updating from El Capitan to macOS Sierra on any MacBook Air/Pro, iMac, then try the following fixes:

  • Remove any antivirus software you installed on your Mac.
  • Create a Time Machine backup on hard drive.
  • Press the power button and hold down the Shift key.
  • Update the software in the Safe mode.
  • Switch to hardwired connection from wireless connection.

macOS Sierra won’t start up after update

The second most teasing macOS Sierra problem is with reboot. This issue is seen by users when, after macOS Sierra update, their MacBook/iMac gets a white screen with an Apple logo. Solve the update issue of white screen on reboot with the following:

  • Reboot the Mac and reset the NVRAM by holding down Command, Option, P and R.
  • Reset the System Management Controller: shut down Mac > unplug all cables from Mac > wait for several minutes and plug the cables > start up the Mac.
  • Try to boot Mac in the Safe Mode.
  • Update from El Capitan to macOS Sierra and get rid of all third-party Kexts and extensions not related to Apple.

Mac apps can’t be opened or damaged

After update, some Mac users complain of having “damaged and can’t be opened” error while running the update. You may need to dial a toll-free Apple tech customer support service number to get rid of this issue. If you are facing the same issue, then you can try these solutions for better results:

  • Empty caches.
  • Reset PRAM at startup.
  • Remove plugins installed in /Library/Mail/Bundles and ~/Library/Mail/Bundles.
  • Limit “option + command” when you laugh the app.
  • Try the “Allow applications downloaded from: Anywhere” setting in the “Security & Privacy” System Preferences.

Slow macOS Sierra performance

Some Mac users may complain that their Mac runs very slow after update to macOS Sierra. If such things happen, it will put a negative impact on the output and performance of the newly OS. Updating from El Capitan to macOS Sierra can result in slow performance if you fail to check what the root cause of the issue is. To do so, here are some solutions, suggested by Apple Mac technicians, to speed up Mac macOS Sierra:

  • If you find that Mac is slow, the very first thing that you need to try is to restart Mac to see if it helps.
  • Reduce RAM usage or you can also upgrade RAM to make your computer perform at a fast pace.
  • You can also delete log file manually in the following folder (Command + Shift + G): ~/Library/Containers/
  • Abide by repair disk permissions with Disk Utility.
  • Finally, you need to run SMC and PRAM resets on Mac.

Slow Wi- Fi

It is also possible that Mac users may come out with unexpected Wifi issues with macOS Sierra.  Users upgraded to macOS Sierra raised the issue of Wi- Fi on Mac gets extremely slow. If your Wifi connection is poor, what you need to do is to check the slow Wifi macOS Sierra problems for MacBook Air/Pro, iMac. Before you opt for Mac tech support from reliable resources, try these suggestions given below:

  • First delete the existing Wi-Fi preferences: Create a new folder > Turn off Wi-Fi > hit Command+Shift+G to get Go to Folder command. After this, you need to choose the following path: *; *; *; * NetworkInterfaces.plist; and * preferences.plist. Then, you need to move them to the new-created folder and restart your Mac machine.
  • Power off/on your router and check if it requires any firmware updates or not.
  • Restart your Mac in the Safe mode and restart it again.
  • Deselect Proxies: System Preference > Network > Advanced > Proxies Tab; under “Select Protocol”. Also uncheck any box if it shows check marked; click “OK” then “Apply”.
  • Finally, close the Bluetooth.

Mail problem

After upgrade to macOS Sierra, Mac users experience mail not working issues on macOS Sierra. Similar issues, such as mail won’t open; can receive but can’t send email or mail crashes problems; mail can’t verify account name and password, are also likely to hit the screen. To fix macOS Sierra update problems with mail, try:

  • Remove the email account in Preferences, and create a new account that will assist you fix the issues.
  • Go to Preference and select Accounts > select Account Information > find SMTP Server > select option “edit STMP server list” > reset all the settings in the list.
  • Uncheck mail extensions at Mail Menu > Preferences > select Extensions.

Mac compatibility with the new Apple OS

Following are the versions of Macs that will run macOS Sierra: MacBook (Late 2009 and later); MacBook Air (2010 and later); MacBook Pro (2010 and later); Mac mini (2010 and later); iMac (Late 2009 and later); and Mac Pro (2010 and later).

If you have any of the mentioned above Mac version and you have updated to macOS Sierra, it is likely that you will encounter any sort of problem directly or indirectly associated with the OS update, then you should reach a right macOS Sierra technical support resource that ensures a hassle-free remote help solution instantly. To avail this support, you can dial an Apple customer service toll-free number.

As a new Mac operating system on your Mac, it’s a common that you will have some problems with macOS Sierra and Apple support center will try its best to make people satisfied with relevant solutions. But Apple users can also opt for technical assistance from independent tech support companies that serve you with a remote help via phone at an affordable price tag.

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