Owning a MAC doesn’t exclude you from the multiple issues PC user’s face. So as a MAC user or an individual who wishes to buy one in the future, it is important that you are aware of the four common problems MAC users face and how to fix them.

These basic problems can ruin your user experience if left unattended or fixed using the wrong techniques. Thus, in light of this, it is important we roll out the problems followed by their straightforward solutions.

Problem 1: MAC is as slow as a snail

Here is one common problem faced by some MAC users, and it applies to other computer brands. Your MAC will enter an idle state when you fill it up with files, apps, and stuff that clogs its physical memory.

To fix this issue, you will have to wipe your Download folder and uninstall harmful or irrelevant apps. Of course, there are several ways to do this. You can either wipe it off using the usual way or embrace other ways, one of which involves the use of an app cleaner that helps uninstall the app and leftover junk on your hard drive.

And if the need arises, you can monitor the active software within your Activity monitor to determine the most demanding app.

Problem 2: Mice Cursor not responsive

The mouse of your MAC can be likened to the steering wheel of a car. Once it stops moving or starts misbehaving, you are bound to experience a spell of acrid frustration and helplessness. Mind you, this is a common problem faced by most MAC users, which is often evident when your device freezes up.

To complete the loading process and get your computer up and running, try pressing Cmd + Q. If nothing happens, kill the process by force clicking Cmd+ Option+ Esc or pressing Option down.  In the worst situation, you will have to chill for your device to finish working and let you regain control.

Problem 3: App isn’t responsive

Many of us have been in that frustrating situation where an app suddenly becomes unresponsive at a crucial time, for that matter. If you ever find yourself in this ugly situation, don’t panic or attempt smashing your device (I know it can be frustrating). Instead, force close it by right-clicking on your mic (or two fingers on the Trackpad) and select force quit.

If accessing the Dockpad seems difficult, press Command + Option + Escape to open up the management window and disable the software directly there.

Problem 4: MAC refuses to shut down. What should I do?

It is common practice to shut down your device after usage. But, what happens if you give the command and your MAC refuses to obey? In that case, there are a few things to do. First off, you need to scrutinize your screen and observe if there is an application on your Dockpad that’s moving around.

Normally, there will be apps that need you to save the files before shutting down and allowing you to switch off your device. If that is the case, all you have to do is follow the previous steps!

But, if you have waited for a long time and your system is still active, your last option is to force it to shut down by holding the Power button for some seconds until the screen turns pitch black.Remember, this last resort technique is basically an emergency measure that shouldn’t be adopted often as it could damage your device.


Your MAC device is bound to give you a few problems during its use. Your ability to detect and fix these problems using the best and most effective methods is key to enjoying your device and saving money that would have been wasted in a repair shop.

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