In the current time and age, macOS is considered one of the most powerful operating systems among laptops and desktops computer. However, Mac happens to face certain problems occasionally, for which every user should know the basic troubleshooting steps to resolve such issues. Some of the problems could be some applications being unresponsive or the system being slow. Even though Apple’s MacBook and other Mac devices are known for their excellent build quality and faster processors, still some issues may occur from time to time. This article will discuss the top 6 tricks to fix some of the most common Mac problems easily and quickly.
- Reboot Your Mac Device
This should be the first step in the mind of every MacBook owner, being the simplest fix among the many fixes available. So the next time if you notice an application misbehaving or not working, try to reboot the Mac, and you will notice that most of the time, the issue is resolved.
- Resolving the External Drive Issue
LaCie hard drives are one of the most popular and rugged hard drives compatible with Windows and Mac computers. But what should you do if your LaCie hard drive is not showing up on Mac? First, you need to look into some basic steps such as whether the cable is faulty, the USB port is damaged or not, Mac not being formatted to display external hard drives, etc. You should also check Apple’s disk utility, whether or not the external drive is showing up.
- Clear as well as Delete Cache Folders
The applications in Mac undergo caching quite often, which could make the cache corrupt due to which applications could misbehave. Clearing the caches or deleting the caches could resolve the Mac issue right away. It would help if you navigated to the ‘Finder’ option and then click on ‘Command + Shift + G’. You will then have to input information by typing in ~/Library/Caches. You should then locate the Caches folder from within the library. Drag the contents within the caches folder to Trash. Ensure that you delete the caches folder and not the contents of the library folder. Try to restart your Mac and then click to empty the Trash. This should fix your Mac problem in a jiffy.
- Check for Latest Updates
Every latest release in the form of updates by macOS means bugs and issues are fixed. At times, some of the problems you could be facing might be due to the older version of macOS. On the other hand, there is a greater possibility that the new version might have fixed the existing issue you are facing on your Mac computer. Therefore ensure you always check for the latest updates for your MacBook.
- Try Creating a New User Account
There can be rare instances wherein the issues could be arising because of the user profile you are using. The best way to fix the existing issue in your Mac will be to create a new user account. It should be the last among the troubleshooting steps you do, as it could lead to losing the settings and preferences enabled in the user account.
- Try Reinstalling the macOS
If some issues are not fixed in your Mac, even after trying many options, reinstalling the macOS might be the only solution. However, before going ahead with the reinstallation process of the MacBook, ensure you have taken more than one backup of the data so that you do not end up losing it. You will also have to take note of the important configuration settings so that you can seamlessly try restoring them all once the installation process is over.
You can also try performing the PRAM and NVRAM reset by turning off the Mac computer and turning it on. You will have to long press and hold the keys Command-Option-P-R- until you can hear the start-up sound. Then, you will have to hold the keys down till the computer starts again and the start-up sound is heard for the second time. Once done, you should release the keys. If you see that none of the aforementioned steps resolve the issue, it’s time to call Apple Support or take the Mac computer to a nearby authorized Apple Service Centre to get the Mac issue fixed.