1. My Mac Won't Download Anything
  2. I Cannot Download Anything On My Mac Catalina

If you can’t download or update any apps, including free apps and you see a message about billing or payment, learn what to do.

If the download is paused, resume it. Show the downloads list by clicking the Show Downloads button, then click the Resume button for the paused download. If you see a message that the app can’t be opened because it’s from an unidentified developer or wasn’t downloaded from the Mac App Store, you can open the app by overriding the. Hi (again), apologies for the newbie posts but i’m having some trouble working this thing out i was hoping to plug this essential passport into my mac and then drag files onto it for safekeeping. It’s turning out to be a bit of a pain. So, i’ve installed the hardrive and been taken through the setup process. Now all i want to do is manually select files form my mac and put them onto.

If you want to update apps, you can update them manually or turn on automatic updates. But if your app won't update or is interrupted while it's downloading, try these steps:

Connect to Wi-Fi

If you’re using cellular data or Wi-Fi and have issues with an app, try to connect to another Wi-Fi network. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi on your iOS or iPadOS device, on your Mac or on your Apple Watch.

To check your Wi-Fi connection, try streaming a video from the Internet to see if it loads quickly. Or contact your Internet provider for more help.

Pause and restart the app download

When you firmly press the app from the Home screen, you might see options to Resume Download, Pause Download or Cancel Download. If the app download is paused, tap Resume Download. If it's stuck, tap Pause Download, then firmly press the app again and tap Resume Download.

My Mac Won't Download Anything

Restart your device

If the app appears on your Home screen but is dim or has a white grid with grey lines on it, don't delete the app. Restart your device, then go to the App Store and redownload the app. Learn how to restart your iOS or iPadOS device, Apple Watch or Apple TV.

If you delete an app, you might lose the content associated with it.

I Cannot Download Anything On My Mac

Get more help

If you still have issues with apps on your device, contact Apple Support.

Safari User Guide

I Cannot Download Anything On My Mac Catalina

Download music, PDFs, software, and other items by clicking links on webpages.

Important: If a download contains software, an alert appears when you open the item. To be safe, don’t open it if you weren’t expecting a software program or if it’s not from a trusted source.

Download an item

  1. In the Safari app on your Mac, click anything identified as a download link, or Control-click an image or other object on the page.

  2. Choose Download Linked File. (Some webpage items can’t be downloaded.)

    Safari decompresses files such as .zip files after it downloads them.

    Note: If you download an item that you previously downloaded, Safari removes the older duplicate so it doesn’t take up space on your Mac. See Optimize storage space on your Mac.

See items you downloaded

  1. In the Safari app on your Mac, click the Show Downloads button near the top-right corner of the Safari window.

    The button isn’t shown if the downloads list is empty.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Pause a download: Click the Stop button to the right of the filename in the downloads list. To resume, click the Resume button .

    • Find a downloaded item on your Mac: Click the magnifying glass next to the filename in the downloads list. If you move a file or change the download location after downloading it, Safari can’t find the file.

      Tip: To change where downloaded items are saved on your Mac, choose Safari > Preferences, click General, then click the “File download location” pop-up menu and choose a location.

    • Clear the downloads list: In the downloads list, click Clear. To remove one item, Control-click it, then choose Remove From List.

      By default, Safari automatically removes an item after one day. To change when items are automatically removed, choose Safari > Preferences, click General, then click the “Remove download list items” pop-up menu and choose an option.

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