How To Fix A MacBook Pro that Stuck On The Loading Screen?

MacBook Pro with the macOS operating system onboard are the standard of reliability and performance. But even despite this, no one is immune from force majeure circumstances, due to which the operating system may not load or freeze at startup.

What could be worse than a situation when your Macbook doesn’t boot, and you clearly realize that your information has remained on it, the accumulation of which has been hundreds of working hours.

Mac fails to boot or freeze while launching macOS can be due to three main reasons.

A problem with the software or its update;
A technical problem (SSD, HDD, RAM, processor, motherboard memory, controller, etc.)
Even a regular USB stick or USB key could be the reason.

It’s time to adopt MacBook repair services. First of all, MacBook owners are advised to check if the battery is discharged and whether the charger is working. Here we mention some quick tips to fix a MacBook Pro stuck on the loading screen.

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How to Fix MacBook Pro Stuck on the Loading Screen?

  • Install the Update in Safe mode
  • Check Apple System Status Page
  • Reset NVRAM
  • Reinstall macOS


How to Fix MacBook Pro Stuck on the Loading Screen?

Install the Update in Safe mode

When your MacBook won’t turn on and it’s clear that the Mac update isn’t moving anywhere, press and hold the Power button to shut down your Mac. Once you’ve done, boot your Mac into safe mode. There are several ways to do this, but the easiest is to hold down the shift key while loading.

The Apple logo should appear on the loading bar screen. And after that, you should boot into Safe Mode. From here, run a macOS update as usual to reinstall the update.

Check Apple System Status Page

A very simple and useful thing that can save you the hassle of stuck updates when your MacBook won’t load is to go to the system status page. Here you’ll see the status of almost every Apple and data recovery services you can think of.

Look at the status of macOS software update servers are working as they should. If the green light is on, everything is in order. If it’s red or yellow, you just have to fix the problem until the servers are back to normal.


NVRAM is a small amount of memory on your computer that stores certain settings in a location that macOS can quickly access. It also stores kernel information and this is where you’re trying to reset.

  • Press and hold the power button on your Mac to turn it off completely. Hard drives and fans should stop spinning and the screen should go dark.
  • Turn on your Mac.
  • After hearing the startup sound, press and hold Ctrl + Option + P + R keys.
  • Keep them pressed until you hear a startup sound.
  • Release the keys and NVRAM will reboot the update should resume.

Reinstall macOS

If the update is still not complete, it’s time to download macOS and install it again. Instead of trying to fix the existing glitch, you need to start the update by reinstalling macOS.

  • Press and hold the power button to shut down your Mac.
  • Press and hold the power button to turn it back on.
  • Press command + R to immediately enter recovery mode.
  • In recovery mode, connect to the internet. You need to click on the Wi-Fi symbol located in the upper right corner of the menu. It’s advisable to do this from your home network.
  • You can now download the latest version of macOS and install it.


Hopefully, these steps will be able to get you back on track with your Mac. If not, we recommend that you contact our professionals at the Apple store in Singapore for further debriefing when your MacBook is frozen.

As mentioned, these glitches are rare. But when they do, it’s nice to know that macOS has features and Mac software that can fix them.