Macs are efficient systems to perform numerous tasks seamlessly. Despite the fact, these systems work on latest technology and improved features, they also face certain problems and issues. In this article, we can discuss top 7 Mac problems and their fixes.
Fix Slow Mac:
If you are facing performance issues due to cluttered and unorganized data on disk, you can consider visiting Activity Monitor to find the solution. To open Activity Monitor, go to Applications > Utility > Activity Monitor in Finder window. Now go to Memory tab to see if everything is right. It displays disk condition in different colors. If it is green, all is good but if it is amber or red you need to manage space. To do this, scroll down the list and find the memory-hogging apps. Now click on these apps to close them from the toolbar. Avoid processes listed as “root” and focus on user account apps. Restart system to changes takes place.
Fix Wi-Fi issue:
To fix slow Wi-Fi speed and similar problems you can consider switching to 5GHz frequency as it offers less interference, fast data transfer, and seamless performance. To connect to 5GHz frequency, go to System Preferences > network > Wi-Fi > Advanced. From here, drag the 5GHz network to the top of the list.
Fix “Mac won’t charge” issue:
If you are using removable battery system then you can reset your battery to fix this issue. To do this, remove your system battery and re-insert it to the system to see if it works. You can fix many common issues following this step. Next is to reset the SMC on your system. To reset System Management Controller (SMC) you need to first shut down your system completely. Now connect to the MagSafe power adapter and press and hold down CTRL + Shift + Option keys and Power button for few seconds, before releasing altogether. Now press the Power button to start your system and see if it works well. If it still doesn’t work you can consider taking help from experts.
You can use technology to fix many systems related issues like duplicate files, junk files, cluttered data, and much more. To do this, you can use duplicate file finder tools, Mac cleaner tools, and similar other tools for instant and accurate results.
Fix Frozen Mac:
If your system is freeze due to frozen app try to fix it by pressing Control key and click on the frozen app’s icon in the dock to open the Options menu. Now click on the option key and hold it until Quit option changes into Force Quit. Click on it to force close the frozen app. If you cannot access the Dock, then press Command + Option + Escape keys to open Force Quit option. Now choose the unresponsive app and click on the Force Quit option. In case your system is completely frozen, press Command + Control + Eject keys simultaneously to reboot your Mac.
Fix “Mac won’t shut down” issue:
Follow these steps if your system refuses to shut down.
- First, wait for some time until the system closes all apps and programs to shut down in the normal manner.
- Alternatively, close all frozen or open apps and programs in Dock to make shut down process smooth.
- Press and hold the power button for few seconds to force shutdown the system. Take it as a last resort to fix this issue as you may lose your important data.
Repair Disk permission:
Repairing disk permissions on your system uses the application Disk Utility that is located in your Applications > Utility Folder. To repair disk permissions, follow these steps.
- Go to Applications > Utilities/ Disk Utility.
- Select Startup disk (It is usually first one in the list)
- Click on repair Permissions.
To reset NVRAM on your system, power off your system and power it back on again while holding Command + Option + P + R keys simultaneously. Here, your system will sound like it’s booting (with the chime) and then your system screen may flicker. Now your system will reboot and chimes a second time. On the second chime, release the keys simultaneously. Following this process, you can reset NVRAM instantly.
Single User Mode:
If your Mac is experiencing the odd behavior during use or during boot up you can fix it with certain tweaks. To do this, Power on or Reboot the system while pressing and holding down the Command + S keys to enter Single-User mode. It will boot your Mac into a terminal-only mode. Here you bash commands may be entered to perform further troubleshooting from the command line.
If your system is unable to boot completely or experience unknown issues delaying try these steps. First, Power ON or reboot the system while holding down the letter (V). Here verbose mode will load a terminal-like screen. It will log the boot process in the real time to identify the source of specific issues that may be preventing system from booting properly.
If your system is unable to boot or needs to load a network-based image try these steps. First, power on or reboot the system while holding down the letter (N). Here boot process will start a network boot and seek out any Apple systems running OS X Server or any other Mac system that’s running a network-based cloning app or service that’s broadcasting.
You can follow these simple steps to fix various Mac-related problems. Following these steps, you can improve your system speed and performance as well to save your time & efforts.
Also read: Disk CleanUp On Mac
Despite the fact, Macs are efficient devices, they are not immune to some basic problems and issues. Let’s discuss few Mac related problem and their fixes in this article.