Why does my Mac crashes randomly?
Unexpected restarts are usually caused by software installed on your Mac, or by devices connected to your Mac. If the issue causes your Mac to restart every time it attempts to start up, your Mac might eventually shut down. Use the steps below to check the software and hardware on your Mac.
What do you do if your Mac keeps crashing?
If the issue is caused by software on your Mac, one of these steps might help:
- Install all available software updates.
- If your Mac suspects that a particular app caused the restart, it might ask whether you would like to move the app to the Trash.
- Use safe mode to try to isolate the cause of the issue.
- Reinstall macOS.
Why does my MacBook Pro keep crashing and restarting?
The most common cause of a Mac continually restarting is called “kernel panic.” This occurs when your Mac’s kernel, or operating system, detects an issue that can be fixed by restarting your computer.
Why does my Mac keep freezing and crashing?
If your Mac keeps freezing, it could be that the SMC needs to be reset. What you do depends on whether your Mac has a T2 Security Chip. If you’re using a MacBook that doesn’t (meaning you don’t have at least a 2016 or newer MacBook Pro), shut it down, then press Shift+Ctrl+Opt and the power button at the same time.
How do I run a diagnostic on my Mac?
- Start up your Mac.
- Continue to press and hold the power button as your Mac turns on.
- Release the power button when the startup options window appears.
- Press Command-D to run the Diagnostics.
- Apple Diagnostics will run automatically. When it is complete, it will present a list of the problems encountered.
How do I check my Mac for malware?
Check Activity Monitor for Mac malware
- Open Activity Monitor from Applications > Utilities.
- Go to the CPU tab, if you’re not already in it.
- Click the % CPU column to sort high to low, and look for high CPU use.
- If you see a process that looks suspicious, do a Google search on it.
How do I get rid of kernel panic on Mac?
If the faulty software is not identified and your Mac continues to experience kernel panics, try the following: Restart your Mac in safe mode. If it successfully starts up in safe mode, choose Apple menu > App Store, click Updates, then install any available updates.
How do I self diagnose my MacBook Pro?
Turn on your Mac, then immediately press and hold the D key on your keyboard as your Mac starts up. Release when you see a progress bar or you’re asked to choose a language.
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How do I know if something is wrong with my Mac?