Freezing of the Macbook does not mean that it got frozen; instead, the freezing word is used to define a Mac book’s unresponsiveness. While working on your laptop, you may find that your documents disappear or any program gets crashed. There are a few possible reasons that make your Macbook unresponsive.

If you find that freezing is often occurring a time, it might create a big problem. There are many reasons for this, such as too many login items or an update to the latest version. So if you are facing any such problems, then you need to know how to fix it.

Here are some reasons for the unresponsiveness of your MacBook:

1. Too many apps are open

If you had opened too many apps on your system, you must close the apps when you are done working on it. For exiting an app;

  • Click App Name
  • Click Quit App

You can also use Activity Monitor to help you find the apps using a lot of memory. You can also close the apps that freeze on opening.

  • Click on the logo of Apple,
  • Click on Force Quit
  • Select the app that you want to quit
  • Click the Force Quit button.
  • Overheating

It is one of the most common reasons behind the freezing of the laptop. So if your system is having a heating problem, then, first of all, check the air vents. Blockage in the ducts will lead to performance issues as well as lead to freezing problems. Check the vents and clean the dust or dirt to prevent blockage. Always be sure that the vents are clear enough to pass the air so that it can prevent your Mac book from overheating.

2. Lack of space

If your Mac book does not have enough space, you must optimize your system‘s storage. For that, firstly, you must check the availability of free space on the hard disk. Then you must optimize the storage, then clean the trash and reduce clutter. You can also uninstall the unnecessary applications which you do not use.

3. Software related problems

If your system is facing any software problems, then the first thing you must check that your system is updated to the latest version or not. If you find that there is an available update, then immediately update the system.

There is another way to reboot your system for that you can turn off your system. Turn on the Mac, then press and hold the shift key immediately. Keep holding the shift key until the login screen appears, then release the key.

4. Hardware-related problems

To check the hardware problem first, you may run the diagnostic test. This test will help you to detect whether your Macbook is having any trouble or not.

  • First, disconnect everything the system from except, mouse, keyboard & display.
  • Connect your system must be to the power outlet and the internet.
  • Turn off your system.
  • Turn on the Mac, then press the D key and hold it until the language screen appears.
  • Select the language and follow instructions.
  • Cluttered desktop

If your desktop gets cluttered, then it might slow down. For reducing clutter, you must organize the desktop. For that, you must turn on the Stack on your Mac and enable it. The Stack will automatically group the files and folders according to their types.

5. Malware

If your system is affected by malware, then it can have damaging effects on the system. Despite being completely protected from malware, Macbook sometimes gets affected by the virus. So to keep your Mac book free from any virus, you must keep your software updated.