Despite the praise they constantly get, MacBooks are no different from other computer brands in that they have specific issues.
As someone who owns a new MacBook model, you are less likely to encounter technical problems, but as your computer gets older, you can expect the performance to drop.
Knowing about the most common Mac problems and how to deal with them will give you an advantage, so you do not have to rely on professional support as much. Of course, if an issue becomes too difficult to manage on your own, it becomes inevitable that you will need to get in touch with a computer service store.
On the other hand, proper computer maintenance prolongs its good performance, so keep that in mind.
Now, there are quite a few to cover the problems and solutions, so let’s get to them.
Not Enough Disk Storage
Starting with storage problems sounds about right, considering how MacBooks are not that great when it comes to overall storage.
If you are not careful, you might have just a few gigabytes of free space on the drive, asking yourself what happened.
Users must clear disk space regularly by deleting redundant files, such as duplicates and old downloads.
You can also utilize external storage (clouds and storage accessories) to keep some of the files in external storage rather than your MacBook. You can also look more in-depth at managing disk storage in the video below.
Ensuring enough free disk space helps with the overall computer performance, so take the time to manage the data on your Mac.
When using a computer, it is natural to hear a loud noise and notice a rising temperature. Nevertheless, it is essential to identify the signs that indicate an issue.
It is recommended to use temperature monitoring software if you are uncertain. As soon as the temperature exceeds a certain threshold, you will get a warning that the problem should not be ignored.
More often than not, the accumulation of dust inside the MacBook causes overheating. Those Mac owners who have not bothered to clean the dust inside a computer are likely in for a big surprise to see how much dirt there is.
After cleaning the dust, overheating should decrease because the internal fans are no longer clogged.
Pro tip: If you want to take an extra step in overheating, why not invest money in a cooling pad? By getting the accessory, you would bring cool air to your setup.
A poor Internet connection is a bother, primarily because you use a MacBook for work, studies, or entertainment.
It is hard to imagine doing these three things without the Internet. So, the first thing you want to do is restart the computer. A simple reset is an excellent way to fix the problem.
If the connection is still lackluster, restart your router. A poor Internet signal could also result from third-party peripherals interfering with it. For example, a wireless printer, so do not disregard the possibility.
You might want to try switching to an ethernet cable instead. Limiting the device’s portability in exchange for a better Internet connection is a worthwhile consideration.
Finally, get in touch with your Internet service provider. Since they can see more information on their end, they might offer you some insights and help you.
Overall Sluggish Performance
The feeling of a sluggish performance is something that can build up over time. If you notice that it takes longer for applications to load or the computer to load after restarting it, do not expect that these issues will disappear by themselves.
Besides the storage problems above, sluggishness could result from too much desktop clutter. Do not get in the habit of keeping files on the desktop.
Next, make sure that the device is malware-free. Use reliable antivirus software and check the system thoroughly. The idea is to confirm that none of the files are corrupted. If the antivirus detects any, get rid of corrupted files right away.
Screen flickering is uncommon, but it still happens now and then. If the issue appears after you install the macOS update, consider that the flickering results from compatibility issues between the OS and hardware.
Two go-to options are waiting for a hotfix or returning to the previous macOS version. And if the issue persists, you might need to fix the hardware, which will require professional help because you are unlikely to have the necessary experience to tinker with internal hardware.