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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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, this is really unacceptable (I can't even power off the phone to reboot it, it ...
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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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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 ...