There is no doubt Apple’s products have been one of the most sought out brands in the tech industry for many years now. This is mainly due to their amazing performance and design. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have issues every now and then. In this article, you will read about the 5 most common issues with your MacBook device and how to solve them.

5 most common Macbook problems and solutions

Macbook not starting

Sometimes when you switch on your Macbook device, it seems to be off. Once you have checked that it is charged and the problem is not the battery, follow these steps to solve this MacBook problem:

  • Press and hold the power button of your Macbook for a while and then release it, this will turn it off.
  • Then restart it. To do this, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo shows up.
  • If the Macbook still doesn’t start, then contact your nearest technician.

Macbook not charging

Another problem with Macbook devices is when the Macbook does not charge even though it is plugged in. First, check all the connections, if the charger is plugged into the outlet correctly, and if it is plugged into the Macbook firmly. If you have checked all these, and it’s still not charging, check the battery health. Open the Apple menu> system settings, then click on battery in the sidebar, if the battery health says to change the battery, then you have to change it as it means the battery is faulty.

No internet connection

If you are not getting any internet signal on your MacBook device, first check that you have stable internet. You can do this by checking the internet on other devices. If the other devices are connected to the internet then, the problem is with the MacBook. The simplest solution to this Macbook problem is to make it forget the network and then re-connect as a new network.

Follow these steps to forget and re-connect to your network:

  • On the Network page, go to System Preferences, click the Advanced button in the bottom left and there is a list of Preferred Networks.
  • Choose your Wi-Fi network and click the “-” button and then choose “Remove” to forget it. 
  • When your network is removed and forgotten, you can click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and connect to your network again by entering your password.

Spinning beach ball

On Macs, the spinning Beach Ball icon indicates that any unfinished tasks are being worked on by the system. When shown infrequently, this is not a concern. However, you must take it seriously if it occurs frequently. Something is causing your Macbook device’s speed and performance to decrease.

It has a very straightforward answer. To solve this issue, simply carry out the actions below.

  • To find out which app uses the most CPU resources, open the Activity Monitor.
  • You can close any application that is utilizing more CPU resources than it should be.

Apps are not responding

On rare occasions, an app could cause your Macbook device to freeze. Also, when an app hangs, it locks you out and prevents you from exiting the program. You can solve this Macbook problem by using Force Quit. By pressing Command-Option-Escape or the Apple icon in the top-left corner, you can access the Force Quit menu. Simply choose the unresponsive app and use the Force Quit button. In order to force-quit several apps, hold down the Command or Shift keys while making your selections.

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