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A few problems might crop up if you are using a Mac and give you a headache. An error message might pop up, or the system might get slowed down. Fortunately, Macs are great systems, and you can solve such problems without taking a trip to the service center. So, read along to know the top issues that might get you spooked, but you don’t need to. 

Apps are not responding on Mac

Apps not responding is a common problem complained about by Mac users. The software might stop responding or refuse to load, and the best thing to do is to close the app forcefully. You can right-click on the app and choose Force Quit. 

If you cannot access the Dockpad, you can press Command + Option + Escape. You will find the management window opening where you can close the software. 

Mac has run out of application memory 

macOS stores data in RAM, and when space runs low, it starts storing data on the main drive. If your system is already overloaded with a lot of data, you will see the error message that it has run out of application memory. When that happens, you have to head to the Activity Monitor and close a few applications running in the background, but you don’t need them anymore. It should solve the problem. 

The mice cursor is not working 

Almost all Mac users have faced the mice beach ball. Whenever the system freezes up, the cursor starts to look like a beach ball, and it doesn’t stop spinning. So, you cannot click anything, and you are stuck. 

It would be best to free up your computer to finish the loading process. You can press Command + Q. If this doesn’t work, you have to forcefully kill the process by pressing Command + Option + Escape. 

If nothing works, you have to wait for your system to finish working. Or, you can restart your system. 

Mac is not shutting down 

You have given the Command, but your Mac isn’t shutting down. This is another common problem faced by Mac users. A few steps that you can take to determine the problem are checking if there’s an unresponsive app or software and not letting you shut down your system. If this is the case, you need to force quit the programs and try shutting down your Mac again. 

But if nothing works, you have to forcefully shut down your system by pressing the power button for five seconds and waiting until the screen goes black. Then, you can restart your system and check if the problem has been solved. However, remember that forcefully shutting down your Mac is an emergency measure, and you must not use it frequently. 

Wi-Fi isn’t working 

Are you facing connectivity issues on your system? These tips might help you. You need to switch off your Wi-Fi via your system’s panel and turn off the router. Then, you can turn everything back on after a few minutes. If this doesn’t help, switch on the 5Ghz mode, and you can do so by pressing Command + Space and type Network Preferences. Look for the 5Ghz networks, and you can drag them to the top to test them out. 

If this doesn’t work, you might want to check if there are any interferences or problems with your ISP. There might be hardware issues, and you need to take your system to the service center. 

Kernel issues 

Do you see a gray screen? If so, you don’t need to panic. The gray screen informs you that your system is facing trouble booting up, and you need to hold down the power button to switch off your system. The issue is typically fixed by doing this, but you can follow these steps if it doesn’t. 

  • It would be best if you unplug all the devices that are connected to your system and only leave the mice. If it works, it might be the issue lies with the other devices. 
  • You can consider booting your system in Safe Mode. To start your system in safe mode, you have to switch off your Mac and turn it on again. You have to hold the Shift button and wait until you see the Apple logo on the screen. If your system boots normally, the problem is solved, and you need to boot it again. But if your system continues to give this error, you might need to delete files and clean your hard drive. You can do so by holding down Command + R and booting on the Diagnostic mode.

The bottom line 

Some Mac issues can easily get Mac users spooked, especially new users. But don’t let them bother you because there are easy fixes to these issues. However, if nothing works, you might have to call the service center experts. 

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