Mac randomly freezes repairs. Updated 2023
Why does my Mac randomly freeze?
Even a simple issue such as running too many programs and apps can cause your Mac to freeze.
If this happens often, and you have not updated your operating system for a long time it is time to find a long-term solution.
Here are some of the main reasons Macs freeze most of the time.
- Too many apps running can affect the memory.
- Many background processes can also affect memory.
- Even a single app crashing can seriously damage Mac’s performance.
- There are too many tabs open.
- When you have many attachments to emails.
- macOS loaded needs an update.
- More hard drive space is needed.
- Hardware problem with your disk or RAM.
What should you do if your Mac freezes?
- Try and reset the SMC and PRAM. Check out ZA Support’s simple SMC and PRAM reset guide on YouTube on how to reset the PRAM and SMC on your Mac.
- Force quit a frozen or unresponsive app and try to determine which apps caused the crash. Sometimes, an app that works in the background is at fault.
- Freeing up disk space as an overloaded drive can be the answer to the question of why the Mac keeps freezing.
- Clean your desktop as a cluttered desktop can seriously slow down your Mac, and can also cause many problems.
As you can see there are a lot of factors that can cause your Mac to freeze. If you have tried everything it might be a consideration to bring the Mac in for a diagnostic. A yearly health check can also prevent this from happening in the first place. If you need to book your Mac in for an Apple diagnostic click here.