Let’s take a look at some of the most common Mac issues and how you can fix them.
With a Windows laptop, troubleshooting is an issue. Since the hardware comes from third-party manufacturers, you may often get stuck in a loop where you may not be sure of what the problem is. However, with a MacBook, it is generally easier to diagnose and solve these issues.
Most Common Mac Issues And How to Fix Them
Problem #1: Your MacBook is frozen
You may notice this happening if you run way too many apps at a time or when your system is near full, or a system file has an error in it. If your laptop stops responding, here’s what you can try:
- Force quit all the apps by pressing the ‘Option’ button on your keyboard and click on the app icon in your Dock.
- If your cursor doesn’t move, you can use the keyboard shortcut – Option + Escape + Command
- If that doesn’t work either, you can force restart the computer by clicking on the power button and holding it.
If this issue persists, you should try resetting your SMC.
- Related: 5 Ways to Force quit on Mac
Problem #2: You cannot connect to the internet
If you are having trouble accessing the web, this could be for various reasons. You may not be within reach of your WiFi. Your router may not be turned on, or it may need a restart. Your signal may not be strong enough either. Try restarting the laptop and connecting to WiFi again. The last alternative is that your internet service provider has some downtime.
- Related: How to increase Internet speed
Problem #3: You see a blue screen
If you see a blue screen when starting the Mac, this is likely an issue caused by one of the apps that launch as soon as you log in. You can remove these Login items under Users & Privacy in your Mac’s settings.
Problem #4: You see a black screen
You may be looking at a blank screen for various reasons. One of the most common mistakes people make is to turn down their brightness and forget to turn it back on. This may make it look like there is a problem with the MacBook. If this is not what is causing the black screen, you should try rebooting in safe mode and then running diagnostic tests to figure out what the problem is.
Problem #5: Your laptop asks you to log in to your Apple account
Your computer keeps asking you for your Apple ID. This is usually caused by a Mac Preferences error and can be solved through simple troubleshooting. You may want to check this article that explains the entire process.
Problem #6: Your Mac won’t recognize your keyboard
You may want to use a more ergonomic keyboard than the in-built one. But you find that your computer fails to recognize the keyboard at all. In this case, there are a few things you can check. Make sure that the port you have plugged into is working. Next, check the cable. Finally, restart your computer and plug in the device again to see if it makes a difference.
Problem #7: You can’t connect to your AirPods
If you have a problem connecting your AirPods to your Mac, there may be an issue with your computer’s Bluetooth. Try turning it on and off. If that doesn’t work, restart your computer and your AirPods. Make sure that there are no other devices with their Bluetooth on that may be interfering with the signals.
Problem #8: You can’t hear anything
If you can’t hear any sound coming from your computer, first make sure that there is nothing plugged into your computer’s headphone jack. Next, check if a Bluetooth headset or speaker is connected to your computer. Restart your computer and check a few different websites to make sure it is not a problem with the website. If you can’t get the sound to work, find an authorized center, and they can take a look at your speakers.
Problem #9: Your system is slow
Again, there are several possible reasons for this. This could be due to full storage or that your computer has not been restarted in a while. You may also be having this issue due to malware attacks.
Try troubleshooting the problem with different methods, such as using cleanup tools to declutter the drive space, restarting the MacBook regularly, and scanning the system using the antivirus software for potential viruses.
To sum up
Troubleshooting issues on your Apple computer is straightforward. And if you do find yourself stuck, you can refer to the support forum online. Or, you can take it to the Genius bar to get the problem fixed. If your AppleCare has expired, you can still take it to an authorized center and pay for the damages.
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