Loud Mac Fan Noise & Other Problems macOS users have to Deal With

If your Mac is giving problems, take a deep breath and follow this troubleshooting guide. You are not alone in facing these issues. Let’s take a look.

The Fan Noise is too Loud

Are you wondering why is my Mac fan so loud? If so, you need to check the Activity Monitor and determine if resource-intensive applications and programs are running. You must stop those apps to prevent your system from working extra hard.

If you have recently updated your macOS, the fan might be making a lot of noise because several processes are running in the background. The apps are getting updated, and the Finder has to be re-indexed. Also, you need to check the battery usage history and ensure the battery doesn’t require replacement.

If these don’t work, you need to restart your system and reset the SMC or NVRAM/PRAM.

Your System will not Start

There can be several reasons why your system will not start. Fortunately, there are troubleshooting steps that you can take to resolve the problem. First, check the power by holding the power button for ten seconds and releasing it. Then, try to start the system by pressing the power button.

You also need to ensure the power cord is connected and there’s power in your home. You must reset the PRAM/NVRAM if that’s not the issue. If you have an Intel-based machine, you can reset it by pressing and holding the Command + Option + P + R keys when you start the Mac. Then, release all the keys after twenty seconds. Kindly note that this step will not work on Apple silicon-based machines because the NVRAM is automatically reset when the system is started on these machines.

If this doesn’t solve your problem, go back to System Preferences and adjust the display and volume resolution settings.

You can also reset the SMC or System Management Controller. The steps are only valid for Intel-based Macs and not for the Silicon versions. SMC is not present on the latter. You can reset the SMC by shutting down your desktop Mac and disconnecting the power cord. Wait for fifteen seconds before plugging the power cord back in. Then, switch on your Mac after five seconds. If you are using laptops with the T2 chip, you have to shut down your system and hold the power button for ten seconds before releasing it. Then, start the laptop after waiting a few seconds.

If this does not solve your issue, go to the Apple menu and click Shut Down. Press and hold the Control + Option + Shift keys for seven seconds. Your system might turn on during this process, but you should not release the keys. If your system is still on, you need to hold the power button and the other keys so that your Mac turns off. You need to hold all four keys for seven more seconds and then wait some time. Press the power button to switch on your Mac, and the problem should be resolved.

The Display is Frozen

If your system’s display is frozen randomly, you can try a few things to solve the issue.

If only the Finder is frozen, click on the Apple menu and select Force Quit. Then, choose Finder and click Relaunch.

If the entire computer is frozen, you need to click on the Apple menu > choose Shut Down > unplug all the externals, including monitors and hard drives > reboot your system.

If the problem is solved, shut down your computer again and plug in all the externals. Then, you have to reboot your system again. It would be best if you plug back the externals individually and reboot your system for each external accessory. If your computer freezes again after you have plugged back an external accessory, you know the root cause of the problem.

App Giving Problems

You may encounter issues that are exclusive to certain applications. While the problems might differ, one of these solutions should work.

If non-App Store applications are having trouble, it might be because Macs have an in-built setting that prevents these apps from running. You can change this setting to run these applications. Navigate to System Preferences > select Security & Privacy > click on the lock icon and log into your account > select the radio button next to the App Store and Identified developers under Allow Apps downloaded from. Then, you have to click the lock icon again.

If App Store applications are given problems, you can uninstall them from your system and reinstall them. Look for updates that might come with bug fixes.

What to do if these Solutions don’t Work?

If you have done the above-mentioned things and the problems persist, you need to contact the Apple support technician. Let the professionals expertly guide you.

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