Mac computers are great for many uses. They have become an increasingly popular choice in the last few years and they can be a useful tool for personal and business use. With clear displays, wonderful applications and technical capabilities… these can be a great technology to make use of in your life.
However, as with every technology out there, there can be issues now and again. When you do face macOS 10.15 problems, there are often some simple ways to fix them. Today we are taking a look at some of the most common issues you might face using a Mac and how to fix them.
There may come a time when you try to load your Mac and instead are greeted with a gray or blank screen. This startup issue is one that is fairly easy to fix, and all you need to do is switch the computer off, back on, and then select to use ‘Safe Mode’. Safe Mode is a way to boot up the system without its full capabilities and you can then run a check of your startup disk. Once there, you’ll be able to repair any issues and the next time you load up your machine things will be back to normal.
- Incompatible items
Mac is made by Apple, and one of the main issues you may notice when using a Mac is that a lot of the applications you used to use on Windows are no longer compatible. This means that when you login to your Mac you may see a blue screen. A blue screen indicates that some of the items to load during startup are not compatible with your operating system. To remove these items from your computer head to: System Preferences > Users & Groups and then click on your name. Click Login items list and remove any that are no compatible. Restart your machine and see if it has fixed the issue.
- Unresponsive app
Now and again you might find that an application on your Mac won’t respond or load properly. This is a common issue for any computer and can always be easily fixed. To fix this issue, press Enter: Force Quit. Force Quit is a helpful feature that will immediately shut down an application even if it has completely frozen. Most of the time upon reboot: the application will be back to normal with no issues.
- Spinning beach ball
The spinning beach ball on your apple device is a sign of buffering. It is often a sign that your computer is struggling to download and process data and therefore causes the computer to run slowly and become unresponsive. If you have started to see this icon frequently on your machine you will need to think about ways to help your computer process. The easiest way to do this is to head to Utilities and Activity Monitor, and take a look at how much CPU usage is being taken by your applications. Shut down anything you don’t need open and this should make a difference to the machine.
- No internet connection
Every computer faces issues with the internet now and again, and a lot of the time disconnecting and reconnecting will do the trick. If this doesn’t work right away, try switching off your router and then switching it back on after 10 seconds. When the router comes back on it will often reset everything to normal.