It hardly happens that your Mac is going to start troubling overnight. Most of the time, it begins with pop-up messages and warns against troubleshooting. But users’ negligence always keeps on avoiding such alarms. Later on, the problem took the shape of the biggest issue that can affect your Mac’s application, documents, or even affecting switching on.
So, next time when the problem starts troubling you, check out the most common errors and then plan a way to fix them:
- Note Down Errors
Note down the errors or pop-up messages are a basic step. Whenever there is a storage space shortage or malware threat to the system, it fluctuates messages on the screen to warn users. This is a signal that a user needs to take serious steps. One of the ways is to write down what is affecting your system and what message MacOS wants to convey. But, if you are not able to note down the issue, the best way is to take a screenshot of the message. It can help you to read later and fix the trouble. You can make a quick search on Google to get the best solution. Even if you are not able to diagnose the problem, ask experts by showing a message to them.
- Find out when they start troubling
The next step is to note down the time when your system starts troubling. The time could be when you install a new program or download certain documents. If your Mac has antivirus software installed, it will start a warning once you installed something containing malware. Immediately removing the file or software can protect your system. But do not forget to scan the system for further threats.
- Check Software
Sometimes, users installed software without verifying whether it is secured or not. In this case, there is always a danger attached to various types of malware. Once these enter your system, not only affect system working capability but also harm other files stored in Mac or your MacBook.
So, to keep your macOS system running smoothly it is important to use the most recent version of macOS. This software is embedded to find out and encounter issues. Most important, every year Apple updates software in September or October month during the anniversary celebration. Update your system to enjoy the latest features than struggle with system outdated messages.
- Inspect Peripherals
System peripherals such as a magic mouse, magic trackpad, magic keyboard, AirPods, Bluetooth audio device, external hard drive are important for working. If your system starts creating trouble such as being unable to power on, mouse or keyboard is not working, check out plugging options. There could be chances that plug or outlet and their power supply. And for AirPods, Bluetooth audio device, external hard drive check out their settings and find whether these are connected properly or not.
- Monitor hard disk space
If your system is fluctuating messages like full hard disk space while installing new apps or downloading documents. This means it’s time to go ahead and free up system space to create a room for additional document storage. There are a number of ways to put your data in different places such as iCloud, external hard drive, or in Time Machine. All these help you to free system storage. If you are a new Apple device user, you can check setapp.com/how-to/backup-iphone-to-mac to know How to Backup iPhone to Mac. Basically, people use clouds with their iCloud accounts to get access to all their documents from anywhere.
- Room for Activities
If you see there is something hogging memory or CPU. It’s time to find and fix the trouble. You just need to go to Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor or can click on command+space and then start typing Activity Monitor. Check out whether something is hogging the CPU. find and fix the trouble from the activity monitor.
- Run Disk Utility
Disk utility is used to manage internal and external storage devices in your Mac or external files. You can also move media or other files from one computer to another or to back up and archive your work. You just need to follow the below-mentioned path Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility. You can correct if there is an issue over there or move data easily.
- Start the system in safe mode
The system starts and shuts down in a safe move is a crucial step for the long-lasting life of your iMac. When you “start-up” mac will take a few seconds to update software. If there could be any problem, the system will alert you with messages on the screen or pop-ups. You can also check out safe mode instructions on the various modes.
While shutting down the window, do not get panic and start forcefully shut down from the power plug. Take some time and give the shut-down command to the system. It may take 10 to 15 seconds for a complete shutdown. Wait till time calmly.
If you are running Mac in an older version and ways to use macOS update. It is important to store data at a reliable place before upgrading. But, Apple made some changes in the Recovery Mode when it introduced OS X Lion in 2010. To begin with this press and hold cmd+R when you start-up Mac. You will see the Apple logo on the screen. It will start booting and takes some time to complete. Now, you will see a desktop with a window containing the Utilities open option. Go through the defined steps and take an advantage of recovery HD.
While using Mac or MacBook, you may struggle with these common issues. Keep in mind, most of the time the solution lies in front of you. You just need to follow the defined steps. If the problem persists do not hesitate to get assistance from experts. But before anything happening do not ignore the importance of data stored either in an iCloud, hard disk or somewhere