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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Input devices connected by cable are randomly freezing

I got a MacBook Pro 2020 with the lates MacOS installed. I generally use it with 2 Monitors and a Mouse and Keyboard connected via USB-C Kabel, or Dongle (Happens for both options). I can use ...
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Severe GPU throttling freezes 2019 MBP16 after 30 minutes of Civilization VI

My brand new 2019 Macbook Pro 16" (macOS v10.15.7) suffers from severe GPU throttling after 30 minutes of playing Civilization 6. The freeze causes visual GPU artifacts that extend beyond the ...
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Macbook pro 13" early 2015 freezes and shut down

Macbook pro 13" early 2015 freezing after login. Tried solutions Format and Reinstall OS Apple Hardware diagnose SMC and PRAM reset Open in safe mode Stopped using google chrome Disabled ...
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Finder sporadic death

So I was having issues with disk space and Finder etc, and so I hosed the entire drive, destroyed the Fusion drive, remade it, reinstalled. That caused other problems, but as of now, things seem . ....
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How can I stop validation of packages hanging for OFXFuse

OSXFuse and Veracrypt were working until I reinstalled Mojave 10.14.6 When I try to reinstall OFXFuse (including option for compatibility layer for legacy MacFUSE file systems) it hangs near the end ...
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How to diagnose interactive experience stalling and stuttering across applications?

Mac Pro Late 2013 32GB OS 10.14.6 Something is stalling my machine while I use it. It happens everywhere. In games, my framerate craters. In terminal, my typing stops. In browsers I can't scroll, or ...
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Macbook pro 15 inch 2017 freezes until hard reboot

My 15 inch MacBook pro running Mojave (10.14.6) recently started freezing randomly staying completely unresponsive. I use an external monitor and all I see is the screensaver frozen, when disconnected ...
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How to determine that macOS is having difficulty reading an external drive?

I am running a 2017 5K iMac running Mojave 10.14.6. I have been experiencing complete system freezes periodically, where nothing on the desktop responds to mouse clicks or keyboard presses. Note ...
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MacBook Pro Freezes Too Long After Sleep Mode

I am using a MacBook Pro 2019; after I close the screen, it enters the sleep mode as usual but when I reopen it freezes and doesn't respond for nearly ~30 seconds (No beachballs or anything, it just ...
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Terminal stuck at empty screen

The terminal app is stuck on a window like the following and doesn't respond to Reopen, File > Reset, hard reset. Renaming .bash_profile and reopen. Opening other profiles. Last time I used it, ...
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Siri freezes on screen when opening

This issue occurred when i said launch finder, 2 seconds later it froze permanently on the screen. I tried to reboot the macbook 2012, but when i launched siri again it froze, stuck on the screen. ...
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Viewing Logs on Startup volume that freezes

I have a MacBook Pro (Computer A) which freezes / restarts during startup. To investigate the problem, I purchased a brand new internal disk and did a basic installation (10.13 - the latest this model ...
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Mac Pro GUI frequently hangs for two-to-ten minutes

I am experiencing repeated hangs on my Mac Pro. Symptoms: The entire GUI hangs with the exception of the mouse cursor I can move the mouse cursor I can't scroll I can't select a different window I ...
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Belkin Usb-C to ethernet adapter crashes Macbook pro 16"

I use the Belkin USB-C to ethernet adapter for my MacBook Pro 16" with macOS Catalina 10.15.6. When I plug it in, especially after the Mac has rebooted, macOS struggles to perform certain ...
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Why is my 2016 iMac “Beach Balling” a lot after upgrading hardware?

I purchased this system in January, 2016. It says it is a "Late 2015" model. Apple Care told me it is the last generation compatible with non-matching RAM chip amounts so I left the Apple ...
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macOS Big Sur Terminal hangs and no prompt appear

I have a strange issue on my MacBook Pro (Mid-2017 15" with touch bar; MacBookPro14,3; 11.0 Beta (20A4299v)). I've just installed macOS Big Sur on an external drive and everything was alright for ...
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Can we expect most of the safari freezing issues resolved after the Big Sur update? [closed]

For the past couple of months, I have been dealing with a lot of issues with safari, most typically the constant freezing watching videos on youtube and on Netflix. For instance, when I consider ...
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Upgrading to Catalina from Mojave stuck at “Estimating time remaining” for days!

I was upgrading my 2015 Macbook Pro running Mojave to Catalina. It is stuck at a black screen with the Apple logo and "Estimating time remaining" for several days now. During that time, I ...
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iTunes 12.6.20 freezes and shows nothing constantly on Macbook

Hundred of people have the same issues and reported on the Apple forum, one example thread. What I tried Reinstall iTunes. Set up Keychain Access Create a new iTunes library But none works. Is ...
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iOS apps unresponsive after reboot

I have an iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13.5.1, but this issue has happened since at least iOS 11 (with an iPhone X) If I either turn off or reset the device, when it reboots, the first app or two that I ...
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Diagnosing macos locking up when external displayport monitor connected

Whenever I connect my MBP to an external monitor via a DisplayPort cable the OS pretty much locks up. I have a new 2020 13" MBP running Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101). I'm trying to connect it to an ...
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Macbook Air on Catalina freezes upon waking when connected to VPN

My Macbook Air freezes for like 30 seconds up to a minute if I have my VPN active and try to wake it up while it is trying to connect to the vpn. Seems like as soon as the connection is established ...
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Computer freezes after update 2020-002 on High Sierra. How to revert / cancel update?

Since security update 2020-002, I'm having lots of trouble with a macbook pro early 2015 running high sierra The computer freezes all the time From what i read, this update causes problems when ...
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Finder hangs hard when accessing some files on NAS via SMB

I have a new Synology NAS that I'm accessing over SMB3 (AFP is completely disabled on the NAS). When accessing some files on the NAS, Finder, as well as any app that tries to show an Open/Save dialog ...
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Macbook Pro freezes after I enter my password

The mac starts up fine and goes to the login screen. After I enter my password the losing bar circles once then freezes, followed a few seconds later by the cursor changing from normal to the frozen-...
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Apps hanging constantly on Catalina

I have apps hanging constantly on catalina. Right now TextEdit is hanged. I have tried to close a textfile that was being edited and boom, textedit is hanged. Looking at Activity Monitor I see two ...
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How to fix latest text bomb on iPhone 8?

I sent the text bomb (Italian flag with a non-english characters on either side) to my girlfriend while she was on iOS 13.3. phone hung as expected. Was able to get control after a reboot and deleted ...
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Macbook pro wont update format or shut down and hangs everytime

I have mid-2015 MacBook Pro. My Mac first started to hang and a round mouse cursor with colours would appear. The only thing I could do is to force it to shut down and restart. I tried to fix this ...
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MacOS UI Freezes and Hangs after 10.14.6 (18G4032) Security Update

I have updated my MacBook Air 2017 256GB model recently, the latest security patch 10.14.6 (18G4032). I started to have random freezes. Sometimes, it goes back to normal after a few seconds. ...
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Persistent periodic hangs

I'm hoping someone can help with regular, persistent hangs that my 'cheese grater' 5,1 Mac Pro has suffered for several years, across major OS updates (10.12 > 10.13 > 10.14 etc.) and despite my ...
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smb mount cause Finder to freeze

I mounted a smb share of my NAS through Finder. After some time, I discovered that Finder is not showing new files. I then forced-quit Finder. Finder did not restart and instead hangs. Because this ...
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Application bounces and never launches and it is Catalina fault. How to make it launch?

Forgive me for this little rant. Catalina is Apple's Windows Vista. Said that, I have 10 to 20 little glitches, hangs and crashes with Catalina per day. Beyond crashing every time I shutdown, one ...
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Macbook Pro semi-frozen

My mac is in a weird state without particular reason. It is awake, but mouse clicks don't work, so I can't open any menus or apps. If I shut the lid, it locks after a while, but not immediately. When ...
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System Preferences freezes when I go to “Security & Privacy”

I'm in the process of migrating from Mojave (on the internal HDD) to Catalina (on an external SSD). Under Catalina, if I try to go to "Security & Privacy" in System Preferences, it hangs, and ...
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Keyboard freezes after pressing caps lock

After running for a day or two (not right after booting it), my laptop begins to display a strange behaviour: after pressing the caps lock my keyboard freezes which means that it does not respond to ...
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Security & Privacy preference always hangs when opening

Every time I try to open Security & Privacy preference it hangs indefinitely. Eventually I have to force it to quit. This is the top part of the latest crash report after forcing it to quit: Date/...
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MacOS Catalina mouse/system hiccups when external monitor connected via Green Cell USB-C Hub

I saw past posts about this issue but it's still hitting me on the current MBP 2019. I'm using external iiama black hawk external display monitor connected via Green-Cell USB hub Whenever I connect ...
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(MBP 2010 13") EFI BOOT Frozen when Trying to Install Windows 10

Would like to get some assistance: Device: Macbook Pro 2010 13" Previously I was successfully install windows by manually create partition, format partition to hybrid GPT/MBR by following a guide. ...
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Weird anomaly on my MacBook Pro

Recently I've encountered a problem, and quite frankly, of course it had to be one of those cases where nothing absolutely helps. It started around a couple weeks ago, the system was getting random ...
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My 2017 iMac has always been slow, why?

New iMac Specs: Mid-2017 iMac Retina 4K 21.5 inch 3.0GHz quad-core Intel i5 CPU AMD Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB Memory 1TB Hard Drive 8GB RAM macOS Catalina 10.15.2 It keeps hanging, lagging or ...
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Disk corruption found in Disk Utlity in Safe Mode, but no corruption found if booting into Recovery Mode. How do I fix it?

After installing a minor update to Mojave (did not try to update to Catalina yet), my iMac freezes during startup (progress bar stuck at about 90%). I can get to Safe Mode, where Disk Utility reports ...
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OSX Web Browsers Won't Load a Page

I have a 2013 27" iMac running 10.15.3 and for some recent over the past couple weeks if I leave my computer idle for several hours (usually 12+) when I get back to my desktop none of my web browsers ...
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Cannot kill process in Catalina 10.15.3 due to child dialog freezing

[MacOS Catalina 10.15.3] How can I kill: 1. child windows of a process that seem to be preventing the parent process from terminating after using kill -9 ####? (At least this is what I think the ...
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Full screen video hangs on safari and chrome but not firefox

My Macbook pro retina Mid-2015 running Mojave 10.14.4 freezes in full screen mode for videos across any site I have tried. I have to go to Activity Monitor and End|Force either chrome or safari. ...
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What caused my system to hang overnight?

I returned to my computer in the morning, and the screen didn't turn on when I press any key. There was no response, but the computer was on (warm). The computer was locked but awake when I left it in ...
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Catalina login screen hangs after power related restart

When the battery runs out on my MBP, after plugging in and pressing the power button, I am greeted with the login screen. I type my password, then it hangs and the only thing I can do is hard switch ...
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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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