Questions tagged [hang]

The problem when your computer/device as a whole OR an individual application becomes unresponsive, "hanging" as it were, in mid air.

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Clipboard paste hangs application for 30s

I'm on MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 (Darwin 19.3.0). My Mac frequently gets into a state where every attempt to paste from the system clipboard freezes the application I'm pasting in to for about 30s, ...
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macOS hangs on logout when installing system updates

My 2018 13" MacBook Pro has been having problems installing system updates. I don't remember when it started, but it's definitely been happening since upgrading to Catalina, if not before. I'll get ...
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macOS Catalina beachball appears when I use TextEdit or Preview apps

I have a MacBook with macOS Catalina 10.15.3 installed. I'm now noticing that whenever I open an image file with the Preview app, a beachball appears right about when I quit the app. Also, a ...
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Wiped my keyboard with a damp cloth and now my macbook pro 2017 keyboard cannot type on the login screen

My macbook pro 2017 was working fine and I decided to wipe it with a damp cloth and now it wont work on the login screen. But I went to recovery mode terminal and all the keys work fine there. I must ...
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in macOS mojave apps freezes and beachball appears for some seconds when doing tasks like loading a conversation in Messages

macOS 10.14.6 on my MacBook Pro early 2015 13" with an i7 and 16GB Ram the active app freezes for some seconds when doing tasks in it, like loading conversation in Messages (happens not on every ...
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Calendar freezes when viewing event with videoconferencing

I use the Calendar app on iOS. My calendar is stored on Google, and I view it through the Calendar app. In Google, one can add videoconferencing to an event. However, when I try to open an event ...
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MacBook Pro Mouse and Keyboard freeze after opening the Lid

So recently my MacBook Pro 2018 Touchbar (4 USB-C and Intel I5 Quadcore) has been having a really weird problem after waking up from Sleep. Every time I open the Lid and log in, the screen wakes up ...
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iPhone 6s nagged to update to 13.3, so I did but now I cannot use Whatsapp

Don't know where to start, did everything wrong. My frustation the last 24 hours: My iPhone 6s request me to update since a couple of months, so yesterday I thought let's do it. In summary: did not ...
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Macbook freezes upon waking when connected to VPN

I have a 2019 15" MacBook Pro running OS X Mojave (10.14.6) (company laptop, so can't update yet) and I have a weird problem. When I am connected to the company VPN (via the built-in client, no third ...
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MacBook Pro 15" mid 2015 retina randomly freezing, trying to pinpoint the issue (not sleep related)

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2015, fresh install of latest Catalina) freezes randomly. It requires a hard shutdown (power button for > 5 secs) and then it takes a while to turn on. The MacBook ...
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Heavy issues with Finder make iMac unusable

My iMac 2017 (i7 4.2 Ghz, 40 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) ran very well for around two years. Unfortunately, not anymore: Lately, I have severe issues with the Finder and it – honestly! – drives me insane. It ...
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Macbook pro freezing after clean install

My Macbook Pro (2015, Catalina) begun to freeze when I logged on to my main user account a couple of days ago. After the loading screen I approximately 2-5 seconds passed before everything froze, ...
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Catalina: Login Screen Freezes After Password Entry

iMac mid 2014 has been working fine for 5 years (well, sort of since I made the mistake of upgrading to Catalina). As of today: start the mac select a user from login screen enter password A few ...
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VNC display of macOS Catalina frozen on login screen after reconnect

I have revived my Mac Mini 3,1 with Catalina thanks to dosdude1's patcher - and so far, it worked great! But, this is actually a Mac Mini Server (from 2009). So the obvious application is to deploy it ...
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Security & Privacy is not responding

I need to change enable camera for Google Chrome. So I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and it hangs. Console log: Dec 13 07:17:37 macabook com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.xpc....
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My Mac has recently been freezing several times a day and then eventually having to restart, unsure how to understand the error message or how to fix

My computer keeps restarting and I am unsure how to fix it, or if I will need to get a new Mac. I get this error report every time: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801fed1b92): initproc exited -- exit ...
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Unknown Binary in Application Samples

I recently started sampling applications that freeze on my machine. I have an iMac with 8 cores and 32GB of RAM running Catalina 10.15.1 fully patched. It's far from resource constrained yet certain ...
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Mail.app and accountsd are taking op all CPU Mac OS 10.15

I have suddenly (did not see when it is happening and when it is stopping) CPU peaks, which is coming from Mail.app and accountsd all together i did a screenshot of the activity monitor as well as ...
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iPods crashing - Keynote freezing & glitching

The company I work for has started replacing approx 150+ old 4th gen iPods with brand new 6th Gen iPod touches. All we use is Keynote + a HDMI adaptor (sometimes Apple TV) but every one of them ...
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macOS catalina keeps freezing randomly

I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this, but every 10 - 30 minutes, without any clear pattern, the mouse skips a few times, then stops... that's when I know my mac has frozen. I tried reinstalling ...
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Time machine freezes while copying files with no error message (on Catalina 10.15)

I updated to Catalina 10.15 about a week ago, and I noticed the Time Machine backups do not seem to work properly. Yesterday I thought I'd try to make it work again, but the problems I face are so ...
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Terminal Hangs (Not Responding)

How can I fix a Terminal hang? Almost every time after the Terminal app goes out of focus, when I move away onto a different app, and then return to it the app just hangs. Sometimes it is only for a ...
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Unselectable input: Catalina supplemental update: UpdateSystemLanguages is trying to modify your system settings

I just installed a supplemental update to macOS 10.15. In the release notes, one list item states • Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations ...
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Macbook pro keyboard randomly freezes after upgrading to Catalina

I am using a Macbook pro 13" with touchbar late 2016. Before upgrading to Catalina, everything works fine. After the upgrade, the internal keyboard will randomly freeze while typing (no response, caps ...
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Stuck on Apple Logo while trying to install Snow Leopard on MacBook Pro

I purchased a used MBP (without a hard drive). See model details/specs below. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Version 10.6.3). I have successfully done this using the same process on two ...
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macOS Catalina installer freezes just after choosing disk

I'm trying to install macOS Catalina. Currently I have Mojave, macbook pro 13", mid 2012. System suggested this upgrade so I decided to install it right away :) When Catalina installer started it ...
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iPhone 8 totally freezes when trying to connect to WiFi

I have an iPhone 8 Plus that completely freezes when trying to connect to the internet. In an emergency situation (I can't even power off the phone to reboot it, it totally freezes up). I was having ...
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Interface link is not up, do not pull packets yet

My Mac Mini was working fine till about 3-4 days ago (which is when I last logged in to it). When I tried logging in yesterday it was frozen with the rainbow beach ball mouse pointer. So I powered it ...
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MacOS terminal Hangs on `login`

On my macbook, I've found that sometimes it gets into a state where it cannot open up a new terminal - a blank terminal window just appears, and it hangs. Rebooting solves this, but it seems to ...
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Issue with LibreSSL on my MacBookwith macOS Mojave

I am having issue for some time with my MacBookPro. The issue is that my MBP is having some occasional hiccups (when it freezes for few minutes and showing rainbow beachball and then after few ...
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Macbook not shutting down due to a stuck app

I was trying to mount my server with Osxfuse but the server was offline but the cursor turned into a colorful loading icon and I wasn't able to click anything. Was only able too move the cursor. So I ...
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Microsoft Word locks up - “Problem connecting to server”

I just started experiencing this problem. I go to Microsoft Word -> Open Recent and I get the spinny beach ball. After a long wait, a Mac OS dialog pops up saying "There was a problem connecting to ...
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Mac Freezes on Launch

Mac running 10.14.5 is freezing after the login screen each time I reboot. Seeing these stange messages in /var/log/system.log that seems suspect. com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.CloudDocs....
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How can I isolate macOS 10.14.6 Mojave freezing 1-2 seconds every few minutes except for sound and the mouse?

Since a week or two I am experiencing a very strange problem on my MacBook Pro running macOS 10.14.6 Mojave. (Build 18G103) No matter what I'm doing, typing something in a browser or text editor or ...
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After unused for a while, MacBook Pro can't access internet and gets the spinning ball of death

Here are my stats and a brief summary of the problem: MacBook Pro 15 inch Touch Bar 2018 (MR932. Core i7 2.2 GHz, 16 GB, 256 GB, Radeon Pro 555X) running Mojave v10.14.6. Sometimes after unused for a ...
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Macbook Pro Mojave 10.14.6 shutdown hangs sometimes after using iMovie

ok Ive been researching this for a few months now. My mbp hangs on shutdown, meaning it reaches as far as the black screen but the keyboard is lit and its still warm. Actually itll get super hot if ...
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MacBook Pro randomly hangs after water damage

I had water damage on my MacBook Pro trackpad. After that my mouse cursor started randomly trembling. I turned off the MacBook, washed it with isopropyl alcohol and after that it began to randomly ...
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how can I diagnose the root of the problem when my mac starts freezing for 10 sec each time I switch to an app?

At random points during the day (but not every day), when I've been working quite a bit, MacOs gives me continual freezes for 10-15 sec. This especially happens when I switch between apps and when I ...
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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External Hard Drive freezes macOS and applications

I have an external USB 3 hard drive that I have mounted on my iMac at all times. It serves several functions: Time machine backups for the local iMac Acts as a shared Time Machine destination (my ...
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iPad freezes and won't turn back on

I'm having troubles with my iPad. While using my iPad it suddenly froze and later it shut off altogether even though the battery was 90% charged. When restarting I looked at the screen and there was ...
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Beachball with app and iMac won't shutdown or restart

My new iMac (July 2019) keeps crashing and I'm in need of assistance: I've had 7 incidents in two weeks: Four times when starting Final Cut Pro X I get a forever beachball. Two times when starting ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2008 freezes with colorful screen

Starting a few days ago my Mac froze mid usage, was using Chrome when it did it. I got all these crazy colors everywhere, and it froze. I turned off the power, waited a few, then turned back on. It ...
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Macbook often goes to max CPU and then hangs there

My MBP 2015 15" often hangs with the same sequence of events. First the fan starts rushing up to top speed, then the screen gets some lag, then becomes unresponsive, and then the whole thing hangs in ...
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Audiobooks crash on iPod, but not on iTunes

I downloaded 3 audiobooks from Audible. The first one downloaded fine, but after that two stopped midway because there wasn't enough space on my computer. But in all my computer's brilliance, instead ...
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MacBook Air 7.1 (early 2015) freezes for five to ten minutes after login

Recently, my MacBook Air 7.1 (early 2015) has been very slow on startup. That is, the system boots quickly, and then I'm able to login, and the desktop begins to load. Initially, I have control and ...
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What could be the cause? I/O completely died. Constant spinning, even logging in takes forever

iMac 5K, late 2014 model. The weirdest thing happened yesterday. This machine is usually very performant — 8GB ram, 3TB Fusion drive. I dual-boot Windows on it using Boot Camp. As of now, I still ...
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Mac Software Update Frozen During Install

I am attempting to update my Mac to a newer version of Mojave. The update downloaded fine, but when it came to the installation, the update froze around halfway. I tried shutting down the computer and ...
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Login and Finder problems after Time Machine restore

Following a keyboard problem on a MacBook Pro (2017 I think), I created 3 separate Time Machine backup (yes, I'm that paranoid) on 3 separate USB 3.0 drives. After keyboard replacement I restored ...
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How to isolate systemic hangs in macOS 10.14?

I'm struggling with some kind of a hang that is very elusive. Apple can't seem to isolate the problem after many sysdiagnose submissions. It predominantly happens in instances of Google Chrome, Finder ...

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