If you use a MacBook or an iMac, one great way to discover new apps is by browsing the App Store, where you can find all sorts of programs and utilities that will make your experience with Apple’s spin on UNIX an even more enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, even though macOS excels in terms of usability in one area, falls short in another. How to pause an App Store download is one of those
If you ran a previous version of OS X, your download used to appear on the dock and you could pause it by right-clicking on it and selecting the relevant option. For some reason, Apple thought they needed to reinvent the wheel with the latest versions of its operating system, because why not.
In El Capitan, the apps currently downloading from the App Store do not show up in the dock anymore. Instead, you have to open Launchpad and browse through it. Generally, you will find newer and still-downloading apps on the latest page.
Once you’ve found your download, you can pause by simply clicking on its icon.
To resume, click on the icon again and your app will continue downloading.
This article will have a follow-up that will explain how to cancel a download from the App Store. Be sure to check out Tech 4 Freelancers in a week.