Macs are devices appreciated by many people because of their reliability. However, from time to time, even Mac owners can experience technical issues.
The older your Mac is, the higher is the chance that it may encounter some problems, including becoming slow and underperforming. On the other hand, some of these issues are not that big that you need a technician’s help.
Therefore today, we are about to share the seven most frequent Mac errors and the best ways to solve these problems.
Problem #1: Scratch Disks Are Full Error
Such large software as Photoshop needs hard drive space as virtual memory to store information; thus, if you are getting the scratch disks are full mac error, it is most likely that it has come a time to clear the scratch disks.
To clear those temporary files from your disk, it is best to use a specialized app because macOS itself does not have a built-in solving method for this issue.
Problem #2: Mac Has Become Slow
If you have owned your Mac for a while now, it is possible that the computer is running slower than you would like it to. One of the main reasons to cause this issue is usually low disk space.
Your aim for free disk space should be at least 10%. To check how much of it you currently have, click on the Apple symbol at the top of the screen, go to the About This Mac option, and click on the Storage tab.
Here, you will be able to access the data about storage space on your Mac, and if you click the Manage option, you will be offered four solutions to clear up some storage space on Mac.
Problem #3: Loud Fan Noise
Hearing a loud fan noise can be caused by various factors. First of all, make sure you clean the inside and the outside of your Mac from dust and dirt because if these elements have covered up your computer, it may be what’s causing the loud fan noise.
Also, make sure that you keep and use your Mac in a cool environment, non hotter than 35° C, because it will cause your computer to overheat and fans of your Mac to start working harder. For example, you could purchase a cooling pad for your Mac.
Problem #4: Slow Startup
If your Mac takes quite some time to boot, then you probably have too many startup items. If you have only a couple and you want to launch them each time you boot the Macbook, then it is fine.
On the other hand, if you have quite a few items on your login item list, we suggest you trim the list down a little. To do so, click the Apple symbol in the upper left corner of your screen, go to System Preferences, Users & Groups, and choose the Login items. Here, you can remove as many login items as you want by highlighting them and clicking the red minus icon.
Problem #5: Other Startup Issues
You might also be experiencing other startup issues, not only a slow startup. If you see a black or grey screen and Mac does not start at all, you should try to boot the computer in Safe Mode.
To do so, start the computer and when you see the white Apple logo, hold down the Shift key. Once the logo is gone, you can release the Shift key. This will trigger Apple to run diagnostics on the hard disk. To leave the Safe Mode, boot your computer normally.
Problem #6: The Spinning Beach Ball
If you have seen the spinning beach ball more often lately, you should check the Activity Monitor to see if some of the apps you have open are using many system resources.
To quickly open the Activity Monitor, you can use the Command + Space shortcut and type in “Activity Monitor.” Close the apps that are using the most of system resources if you are not using them at the moment.
Problem #7: App Is Unresponsive
Sometimes an app might freeze, meaning you will not be able to use it or close it. If this happens, you can activate the Force Quit option by right-clicking on the app you want to close in the Dock.
If you are using a Touchpad, hover over the app icon with your cursor, click Control, and press on the Touchpad. However, have it in mind that using the Force Quit option will likely end in losing some data that was unable to be saved before force closing the app.