6 Best Fixes for Microsoft OneDrive Not Signing In on Mac
Using Microsoft OneDrive on Mac can be frustrating when it doesn’t function as smoothly as it does on Windows. Some Mac users encounter problems with signing in on their system. This post offers effective solutions to fix Microsoft OneDrive login issues on Mac and restore a seamless login experience.
Many people use OneDrive to store work-related files or attachments. Sometimes, you may forget that your password was set months or even a year ago. To protect your account, Microsoft often requires you to change your password if it’s easily guessable. If you have ignored those emails or prompts, it’s a good idea to check if your password is still valid. The same situation would apply if you are still using your school or work email after moving on.
You can easily check the validity of your password by following these steps.
Step 1: Open your preferred browser and go to onedrive.live.com.
Step 2: Press Return to open the official OneDrive website.
Step 3: Click on the profile icon in the top-right corner to sign in.
Step 4: Enter your OneDrive email and password.
If you can view your files, the email and password are still valid.
2. Check Internet Speed
Sometimes, our apps and websites have intermittent performance due to inconsistent internet speeds. If you can’t sign in to OneDrive on your Mac, check your internet connection speed. We suggest running a speed test on your Mac 3-5 times to determine the consistency of your download speeds. You can use fast.com or Speed Test by Ookla in your preferred browser on your Mac.
Microsoft’s team for the OneDrive app for macOS regularly updates the app. To check for the latest update, go to the App Store and follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the App Store.
Step 2: Click on Updates to view all app updates.
If you don’t see an update, press Command + R to refresh the screen.
Step 3: If an update is available, click the Update button next to the OneDrive app.
4. Check and Change DNS Settings
Most users use their ISP’s DNS server, but it may be experiencing downtime or be overloaded. This can cause signing issues with the OneDrive app. To be safe, try changing the DNS server address on your Mac. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Click Network.
Step 3: Select the network connected to your Mac.
Step 4: Click on the Advanced button at the bottom left.
Step 5: Click on DNS in the popup menu.
To resolve the OneDrive issue, you need to change your DNS settings. Please note that these changes are only for your Mac.
– Step 1: Click on the Plus sign below the DNS servers tab.
Step 2: Enter a new IP address for the DNS server. We recommend using Google DNS server by entering 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 consecutively.
Click on Ok.
Step 4: Save changes by clicking on Apply.
Step 1: Open Spotlight search by pressing Command + Spacebar. Type Terminal and press Return.
Step 2: Type the command for your macOS version and press Return.
The DNS flushing commands vary based on the macOS version. For macOS Monterey, use the command: “sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder.” For macOS Sierra and earlier versions (such as Yosemite and El Capitan), use the command: “sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder.” After entering the command, enter your Mac admin password and press Return to execute it.
If previous solutions haven’t worked, you can reset the OneDrive app. This will sign you out and remove some data, so be sure to backup the OneDrive folder first. Here are the steps:
1. Open Finder.
Step 2: Select Applications from the left menu and then select OneDrive.
Step 3: Right-click and select Show Package Contents.
Reviewing the provided text to eliminate redundant words and phrases:
“Step 4: Click on Resources.”
Step 5: ResetOneDriveApp.command will be selected.
That’ll quickly open Terminal, run the reset command, and shut it. Next, open the OneDrive app and try signing in again.
6. Uninstall and Reinstall Onedrive App
If nothing works, uninstall and reinstall the OneDrive app on your Mac. Make sure you have a backup of your files. Then follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch Launchpad and search for Onedrive.
Step 2: Long-press the OneDrive icon until it starts shaking.
Step 3: Click on the X icon and then confirm your action by clicking Delete.
Step 4: Go to the App Store, reinstall the app, and try signing in.
Fix Onedrive Sign-In Issue
OneDrive is a cloud storage option to save files, especially for Mac and Windows PC users. Follow these steps to resolve sign-in issues and sync files between your Mac and OneDrive.
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