Roblox is available on nearly every computer, smartphone, and tablet sold today, including the Mac. However, various issues can cause a Roblox download to fail and prevent you from playing.

Why isn’t Roblox downloading on my Mac?

Most Roblox download problems are the result of confusion about how to download a legitimate version of Roblox and not a technical issue. Roblox, unlike most games, is not distributed through the Mac App Store, which is the source most Mac owners check first.

However, various bugs can cause problems even when downloading from the official site. Network connection and reliability issues may cause the download to fail, and the installer may experience issues after the initial download is complete.

How to fix this problem when you can’t download Roblox

Follow the steps below to fix the problem when Roblox cannot be downloaded on your Mac.

  1. Verify that you are downloading Roblox directly from You will need to create an account or login to start the download.

    The most recent version of Roblox is not available from any other source. The Mac App Store does not offer the Roblox app, and the Mac cannot use Roblox versions from other stores (like the Microsoft Store).

    Roblox is a popular game, and that popularity attracts scammers who pose as Roblox on app stores and in advertisements.

    Roblox for Mac is only available on the official website. All other sources are suspect.

  2. Check that you are connected to the Internet and that you have a good connection. If you are connected via Wi-Fi, try changing networks or moving closer to the Wi-Fi router.

    Roblox isn’t a big app, but still requires a reliable connection with download speeds of at least a few megabits per second.

  3. Check the installation progress by checking all open windows and applications on your Mac. The mission control shortcut, located in the function line on every Mac keyboard, can be useful for this.

    Downloading and installing Roblox involves several steps after downloading the installer file and attempting to install, including a second download within the app. It’s easy to accidentally hide this window, making it look like Roblox failed to download and launch.

  4. Delete and redownload the installer. There is always a risk of corruption when downloading a file, which will cause the download to fail or the file to be unusable. Redownloading the file may resolve the issue.

  5. Use another web browser to download Roblox from Safari is supported by Roblox, but it’s still possible for the browser to cause a problem. Trying another browser may resolve the issue.

  6. Verify that you have permission to download and install apps on your Mac. Roblox, like other apps, can be blocked by user or parental control settings that prevent new software from being installed. Our guide to Parental Controls on Mac has more details on using Parental Controls.

  7. Disable your Mac’s VPN or firewall application. These apps can cause the download to fail due to download blocking, region locking, or network reliability issues.

  8. Restart your Mac. Restarting your Mac may fix temporary issues or bugs preventing a download.

  9. Update macOS. Roblox requires macOS 10.6 or newer. MacOS 10.6 was released in 2009, so chances are you already have it installed. Nevertheless, updating to the latest version of macOS is important. This may fix a bug that causes the download to fail.

  10. Download Roblox to a USB drive on another Mac, then move it to your Mac. Downloading from is a .dmg installer file that can be moved from Mac to Mac, providing a workaround if all other methods fail.


  • How to Fix Roblox Login Error?

    Assuming your login details are correct, Roblox login issues have two root causes: server issues and network issues. To check for network issues, try restarting your router and modem, then restarting your devices. Server issues are on Roblox’s side, and all you can do is wait for them to resolve.

  • How to fix Roblox lag?

    Because Roblox needs a constant network connection, it can lag when your internet speed suffers. Close all programs that use the Internet, including streaming platforms and music apps. You can also try restarting your router to see if that fixes your problem.