I just reset my 2018 MacBook Air and upgraded it to macOS Big Sur.

One of the first things I did was install Xcode through the App Store.

It downloaded just fine, but got stuck on installing. I've tried restarting my computer, but it didn't work. What should I do?


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Ditch App Store and use the Apple Developer site to download the xip file and extract it to install Xcode.

Alternative is to find the file App Store downloaded, and if it's an archive, expand it manually.

Since it's a huge file, it would be easy to find using any of the apps listed at

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