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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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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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Which application creates the .hang files?

I know that ReportCrash creates the .crash files in /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports when an application crashes. There are also .hang files in the same directory. Apparently, they are created when an ...
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Mac mini freezes and does not start again until cold

I have a (2012, I think) Mac mini. After between 20 minutes and an hour of use it freezes, then goes to a black screen. Occasionally the freeze is preceded by graphics corruption, such as coloured ...
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iPhone 7 is frozen and I can't turn it off

I went onto my iPhone 7 and tried to get into an app but couldn't I then tried swiping sideways along the screen but it wouldn't move. I tried turning it off but it got stuck on the sliding part and ...
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The application is not open anymore

I am trying to open Discord.app but it doesn't open, instead I get a box that says The application "Discord.app" is not open anymore. I press cmd shift esc and I can see Discord.app in the list, ...
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internal SSD crash. macbook retina early 2016. Mac OS X el capitan

My macbook crashed after an ongoing update. I get the "?" file when rebooting it. After several test i decided to reformat my SSD as it was impossible to install a new version of mac OS X on it. At ...
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PSA: Random freezes/kernel panic on 2013-2015 retina MBP

I've got a Late 2013 15" MBP (A1398) that has been experiencing random freezes/kernel panics for a while now. I was initially unable to pinpoint a cause.
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Opening any LaTeX-made PDF file with a hyperlink or internal link freezes entire computer

After a recent software upgrade, opening almost any PDF file I have freezes the entire computer for 15 seconds. The problem is worse for larger files, but present even for tiny files. The problem is ...
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Fix Windows after Ubuntu installation

I've followed closely this step-by-step guide: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/257275/322989 After that my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Mac installation work perfectly fine. But my Windows 10 does not. ...
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iphone 6s freezing; passwords

my iphone 6s plus has been freezing on me randomly and frequently. i have the most current ios. this was happening before the latest ios upgrade. i tried both soft and hard restarts. then i did a "...
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System process logger

I have been having repeated issues with my MacBook Pro where it freezes during trivial finder tasks like scrolling through directories or opening relatively small files. Sometimes the computer is able ...
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My Macbook Pro often hangs up at shutdown - what should I do? [duplicate]

My system: System Version: macOS 10.13.6 (17G5019) Kernel Version: Darwin 17.7.0 Boot Volume: Macintosh HD Boot Mode: Normal Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3 ...
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Screen Saver Stuck On, How To Escape?

Today I encountered a problem with the screen-saver, in which it couldn't be deactivated in order to return to normal work. Normally, hitting escape will deactivate the screen-saver, but this did not ...
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Mojave freezes for a split second around every 25 seconds when there is a second user logged in

My MacBook Pro 2016 touch bar with Mojave freezes for a split second every 20~30 seconds when there is another user logged in. But the other account logged in does not have any apps or suspicious ...
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Mojave installation hangs repeatedly

I am trying to install Mojave onto an external USB stick. I have tried repeatedly and it gets to a point saying 16 min remaining and just hangs there. Is there something for OSX like the good old ...
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What's causing my MacBook to freeze and reset keyboard settings when I bring it back from a long sleep?

The problem: I recently got a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.14.2 (Mojave). I'm running into a really long freeze when I bring it out of a long sleep (e.g. by opening the lid after ...
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Mojave has apps in a zombie state, neither launched nor quit

I'm experiencing an unusual problem that is affecting many of the apps I use on a regular basis, including (but not limited to): Adobe Illustrator CC 2019, Sublime Text 3, FileZilla, and even Apple's ...
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Network (I think) freeze causes network-connected-apps to hang

Ever since I installed the latest MacOS (Mojave) I started to experience freezes once or twice a day. Sometimes I'm lucky and the freeze skips a day. The symptoms are my connectivity dropping (I see ...
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Macbook Startup Freeze

I have a mid-2013 Macbook Air (A1466) that has been freezing/hanging during the startup process. It is running Mojave 10.14.2. This issue first began when I attempted to wake the computer from sleep ...
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my mac pro with OS x.11.6 goes to sleep even with the energy saver set to never

my desktop mac pro with OS x.11.6 goes to sleep even with the energy saver set to computer sleep never. And keyboard is frozen when computer wakes up, I have to restart.
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Eject an external disk after improperly disconnecting it

I have a repeatedly run into this problem. On the one hand we could say, "always remember to eject your external drives before removing them". However, it's a matter of fact that I will forget, at ...
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Notifications greyed out after waking up from sleep

I got a fairly new MacBook Pro and I am quite happy with it. The only thing that keeps happening all the time and frustrates me is that Notifications appear greyed and not responsive (when clicking on ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 stuck on “restarting” after installing mojave

Whenever I try to upgrade my macbook with updates which require a system restart, it will begin the update then freeze on the screen with an apple logo and partially filled progress bar with the text "...
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iMac hard freezes intermittently after booting off an external SSD

I have hooked up an external USB3 Samsung T5 SSD to my iMac model iMac14,2, formatted it as APFS, and installed macOS High Sierra on it, to use as my primary system drive. I can use the system for a ...
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com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice results in frequent hangs and freezes in my mac

Problem: com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice hangs repeatedly ever since I upgraded to macOS Mojave 10.14.1. Now,everytime the process hangs it is indicated by red colored fonts in the Activity Monitor. ...
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iPhone 6s battery issues

My iPhone 6s sometimes suddenly goes to 1 - 10% and sometimes 70 - 80% after restarting. Sometimes my iPhone works for 4 - 5 hours and sometimes 100% goes down to 10% in 1 hour or less. What is this ...
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Mac randomly crashes, main boot volume disappears

Retina Macbook from 2017 running Mojave here. Every few days, my mac suddenly and randomly freezes (sometimes at times without user input) and crashes. When it tries to boot again, it fails and ...
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How can I isolate what is causing the temporary “stall” during startup?

As I see the progress bar on my MacBook Pro mid-2015 move from left to right, soon after it gets past the halfway point, it starts to slow down and eventually stops temporarily, at about the time the ...
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How to keep process running when I lock my Macbook

I'm on macOS 10.13.6. I often need to set a long process running from the terminal, and then lock my Macbook for a while, and I want the process to be still running when the screen is locked. However,...
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Intel HD5000 graphics driver renders late-2013 MPB display unresponsive

This problem has been bugging me for a while now and I'm not sure what to make of it. When AppleIntelHD5000Graphics.kext gets loaded up the display freezes wherever it was. This usually happens right ...
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macOS Mojave Beach Ball when saving a file

When I'm trying to save or select a file in a web browser, or any other application the beachball appears and the app hangs for ±30 seconds. I didn't have this problem in High Sierra. Is it a common ...
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Mac Pro Tower Repeatedly hanging/rebooting. Mint clean install with zero internet time

Hardware 5,1. I have replaced the power supply once. Machine keeps either rebooting or display the "your mac has a problem and needs to reboot screen". This is on a largely mint OSX and audio app ...
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Mac refusing to shut down because of finder?

When I shut down, restart, or update and restart my mac goes about shutting applications down to get ready to turn the computer off as it normally does but after my top bar and desktop icons have gone ...
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My MacBook Pro freezes if nothing is moving on the screen

My MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) started freezing every time I boot it. I've tried resetting the NVRAM and SMC, and have even reformatted it. After doing that, I noticed that if I kept ...
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I constantly get a never-ending spinning beach ball in Safari on tabs that have Google Calendar loaded

I keep seeing the spinning beach ball on any tab that has Google Calendar loaded. It doesn't happen right away, it typically takes a while before it starts beach balling. The calendar works fine the ...
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External monitor causes very high CPU usage

I have an external LG 27UD69P-W monitor connected (via HDMI) to my late 2013 MacBook Pro, which causes the CPU usage of the Mac to go extremely high (kernel_task > 400%, sometimes much higher even), ...
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Why does loginwindow keep freezing in Mojave?

This is a follow-up to my previous question: Function keys stop working after a while in Mojave The issue I had is that loginwindow kept freezing. In this Gist, the issue is explained in detail. The ...
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YouTube freezes with Safari

I'm running macOS High Sierra and have had a bizarre problem for months. When I use Safari to watch videos on YouTube, occasionally changing the time of the video (either with the arrow keys or with ...
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No Reboot on MacPro using a new Samsung 860 EVO SSD

From the standard hard disk I can start, restart, and shutdown with no issues. From the new Samsung EVO 860 I can start and shutdown, but I can NOT restart. It freezes with a black screen. If I ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.7 freezes on restart

I recently got a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.7. I installed the software update that was available, and when I tried to restart it, it seemed to be going well until it froze on the original space ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) hang ups with artifacts on the screen

Sometimes my Macbook Pro hang up with the artifacts like on the photo Basically it occur if i move my notebook from one place to another, open-close it and so on. If notebook stay still, this hang ...
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Mac freezes after entering login password

My Mac starts up normally, but when I enter my password on the login screen, it freezes with a spinning beachball. I am unable to access it due to this problem. How do I resolve this issue?
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High Sierra freezing all the time

I have a Macbook Air 2014 that I updated from Yosemite to High Sierra 10.13.4 just recently, but now the laptop freezes multiple times per day :( Here are the things that I've tried: Upgrade ...
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macOS freezes. keyboard/mouse input is registered. screen freezes

I am on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Macbook Pro 15" w/ Retina display, mid-2015. The OS seems to freeze sometimes: the screen freezes all output sounds freeze (most of the time now, but didn't use ...
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Macbook Pro: all apps crashing?

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra. Today, System Preferences app suddenly stopped responding, followed by every other app whenever I had them active. Force quitting them was useless, ...
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Troubleshooting macOS 10.13 (beta) freeze

I have a MacBook Pro (13" Retina, Mid-2014) running the macOS 10.13 public beta (currently 10.13.6) and it freezes pretty regularly for a few seconds at a time. Then it thaws out and goes about its ...