By - sryyourpartyssolame
>[Before you get started, it's a good idea to back up your Mac.](https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201541)
General tip : Make data backups on a regular basis to avoid data loss for an infinite number scenarios where you can lose your data (as frequently or infrequent as you need)
My data is mostly backed up, I had a file in illustrator I had been working on that hadn’t been saved since the day before, so all that work is lost but I still have most of it thankfully. No clue if I ever set up time machine though 😭
I’ve learned the importance of data backups the hard way. Which ever solution works for you, but just back it up. If you can afford to lose a weeks worth of data, then only backup weekly. If you need data backed up on an hourly basis, use Time Machine or a third party backup software that backs up your data as frequently as you need. It’s a pain but necessary if your data is important to you.
Hopefully it all works out.
I have a 2013 MacBook Pro that still works like a champ and is pretty much bare bones and I have a 2020 MacBook Pro with upgraded everything that is 1 year and 1 day old and has had tons of glitches and now this. I don’t understand wtf.
Yep. Computers have become faster and more secure but also more fragile and less flexible in the last decade.
Create a habit of pressing command S as often as you can. Once it’s muscle memory you will save every time your hands are on the keyboard to change tools or do something else.
Also don’t make a habit of closing the machine with unsaved work. Computers are created by humans and humans are fallible. Lots of things can go wrong and result in loosing your work.
Astute Graphics has an Auto Save plug-in that I believe they offer for free. It will save your work for you as often as you want
Thanks, I'm going to take your advice, absolutely. Because the adobe suite is so good about creating recovery documents if the device shuts down unexpectedly I quit worrying about saving documents, but I've never considered what would happen if a situation like this occurs.
FYI, most Mac OS updates require that your MacBook is on AC power.
Well it wouldve run in the background and never asked me if I wanted to install an update, so I had no way of knowing that it needed to be plugged in. Even so, there should never be a scenario in which an interrupted update leads to bricking the device. That's fucking absurd.
Important updates like system ones are downloaded in the background but they take over the machine to install (black screen with progress bar) since they requiere a restart anyway. And firmware updates are many times included with system updates which are the really tricky ones since an interrupted firmware update can brick a machine.
App updates from the store will download and install in the background.
My guess is something else went wrong in the machine.
I hope they can fix it fast.
Something went wrong that's unrelated to the issue with the update? It was super busy in the apple store and everyone was wearing masks and it was hard to hear but \*i think\* they said they were eventually able to see the apple icon after pressing the power button and saw a progress bar that was stuck in place after 20 minutes.
This happened at like 6am, I was watching a youtube video when i noticed my battery was dying, the battery icon said it was on the charger even though it wasn't, I put it on the charger and it died anyway. They said they checked the battery and that wasn't the issue. About a month ago, my screen went orange and shut down unexpectedly and didn't want to turn back on, though it did eventually, so i'm curious if there has been an ongoing issue or if it's due to the update.
Either way, I'd love to know what actually happened. The Genius bar said they're assuming the logic board will be replaced but I won't know for sure until I hear back from the offsite repair facility.
They may or may not explain the issue in detail even if someone finds exactly what happened. But it sounds like there was hardware issue to begin with with the whole orange screen thing.