Solution: Can't Update Xcode From App Store, Hangs Indefinitely

By Eddy Chung

Sometimes you when you’re updating Xcode, it just hangs in the App Store. Here’s a workaround.

How To Update Xcode Without App Store

You can download Xcode directly from Apple’s developer website using this link

You can use a free Apple ID if you don’t have a developer account with Apple yet.

Simply delete the old Xcode from your Applications folder and replace it with the new one you downloaded. Don’t worry, all your settings and projects won’t be deleted.

Xcode Says I Can’t Update Or Have An Incompatible OS

You’ll need to update your OS. Go into the App Store and click the Updates tab. Update your MacOS to the latest version then try again.

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