Is your MacBook Pro stuck on the loading screen with the Apple logo on it? You have waited for several minutes and it didn’t show any progress? Normally, it only needs around 30 seconds for Mac to boot. If it didn’t happen, try the solutions listed below to fix it.
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MacBook Pro Stuck On Loading Screen
Shut Down Your Mac
When you see that your MacBook Pro is stuck on the loading screen, you cannot shut it down from the Apple menu. All you can do is press the power button for a few seconds until the computer is off. Then, disconnect all peripheral devices from your Mac and wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Press the power button of your MacBook Pro to turn it on.
When MacBook Pro is stuck on the Apple logo and the loading bar doesn’t show any progress for minutes, resetting NVRAM can be a solution. First, you have to shut down the computer. Turn it back on and immediately press and hold Option, Command, P, and R keys simultaneously. Release them after about 20 seconds or once you hear the startup sound or when the Apple logo appears.
Many MacBook issues can be solved by resetting System Management Controller (SMC). Foremost, the issues related to the low-level function on Intel-based Mac computers.
- Shut down your MacBook Pro
- Press and hold Shift, Option, Command keys on the left side, and press the power button altogether for around 10 seconds.
- Release all keys and turn on your Mac.
Start In Safe Mode
You can use the Safe Mode method to check if your MacBook has another issue or not. If you don’t find any issue, try to start the computer normally. To start Mac in Safe Mode, hold the Shift key and keep holding it until the login window appears, and then release it.
Repair The Disk
The hard drive can be the reason why your MacBook Pro is stuck on the loading screen. In that case, try to repair the disk.
- Restart the computer
- Once you hear the chime, press the Command and R keys altogether until you see the Utility menu on the screen.
- Select Disk Utility and click the Continue button
- Click View and choose Show All Devices
- Select the disk from the side list
- Choose First Aid and click Done.
Reinstalling macOS can repair the operating system on your MacBook Pro and fix any damaged file. You will need a reliable Internet connection to perform this method. Then, restart the computer and hold down Command and R keys until the macOS Utilities menu appears. Choose Reinstall macOS and click Continue. Next, follow the on-screen instructions.