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 Q: For a while now my Mac has been running slow, it seems to take ages to load the log in screen and my internet browsing is also very slow. I’ve checked the internet connection and speed is fine, so it’s definitely the Mac running slow. What’s causing this?

 

Mac running slow – A: The most common cause of your Mac running slow that we’ve seen is the update to OS X 10.11.4. The newest release to OS X 10.11.5 should have fixed this issue, so if you’ve not yet updated (it was released 16/5/16), perhaps give that a try and see if things improve.

If you have updated and your mac is running slow, it’s likely that your machine is still propagating, so don’t turn your computer off and on again or it will need to start from scratch. As annoying as it may be, minimise the number of processes you have running and walk away – leave your Mac to run for a while so it can finish what it needs to and with any luck, by the time you return, you’ll be back to the smooth, fast running Mac you know & love.

While most users have found that OS X 10.11.5 fixed the problems from 10.11.4 and were able to update without any issues, a handful of users have been experiencing some of the following issues:

  • Apps won’t launch and the apps report that they are damaged
  • Icons show as generic and won’t open
  • Mac running slow & is freezing for no obvious reason
  • Applications & user files are missing, so it looks like they’ve been deleted.

So, not everyone who did the update is experiencing these issues, but if you think back, did your troubles start after the update to OS X 10.11.4?

If so, read on, if not, you may need to contact IT Wifi, the specialists in Mac repairs Melbourne-wide.

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Mac Apps Won’t Launch And/Or Are Reporting They’re Damaged

It sounds silly, but sometimes a simple reboot is fixing this problem, so before you call in specialist IT support, try rebooting.

Sometimes a reboot alone isn’t sufficient to clear the cache folders so manually deleting some files from temporary / var / private before rebooting may be enough to fix the problem and get those apps working again.

The problem with this is that you need to be careful what you delete! If you aren’t technically advanced, you’re not 150{1f125d81ae85bed3a151f062ab6e4c3e063cc58f373c23f561306ad2b03a9be2} sure, or you just aren’t comfortable doing this without professional guidance, call us and we can provide remote or onsite support. As always, before deleting ANYTHING, make sure you have a current and complete backup of your computer with Time Machine before you start.

More information on this particular trick can be found on Apple’s discussion forums and again, we advise you to read thoroughly and ensure you have a backup before doing anything like this. If you’re not 100{1f125d81ae85bed3a151f062ab6e4c3e063cc58f373c23f561306ad2b03a9be2} certain you can live with the consequences if you delete something you shouldn’t, please contact us first.

 

All Mac Application Icons Are Showing As Generic & Won’t Open

If you’re one of the people suffering from this particular issue, you can try running the following command line syntax:

rm ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.finder/Cache.db

 

Mac running slow – You’ll then need to restart your Mac from the Apple menu. Doing this will force the Finder cache to rebuild and your application icons should appear normally after the restart.

Mac Running Slow & Freezing For No Apparent Reason

Mac running slow – What I personally find to be the most annoying problem is the freezing, crashing and random reboots and suspect I’m not alone. There’s not much that’s more infuriating, when you’re used to the smooth and fast running of your machine, than to suddenly be faced with a completely unresponsive computer and a succession of forced reboots.

The freezing mainly seems to occur while using Safari, but the cause isn’t readily identifiable. We suggest using Chrome or Firefox for a while or you can go into Activity Monitor and try to manually force quit any Safari processes that are showing as ‘not responding’ or are consuming a lot of system resources. Another option is to completely clear your cache within Safari history and try to have less tabs open.

Mac running slow – By trying these options, it appears that you can avoid your system completely freezing but none of them are a long term solution. If the bug updates haven’t corrected this issue, you may need to seek professional IT support as it’s highly unlikely that Apple will be releasing any further updates for El Capitain.

NB: OS X 10.11.5 is highly likely to be the final major update to El Capitan. Ever since Apple switched to a yearly release model, all versions of OS X  have received five major point updates before being replaced by a new version of OS X. It is likely that El Capitan will get a couple of years of security-only updates, but no more major point updates. 

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Other Steps You Can Take

Mac running slow – Other options include trying to reinstall OS X. while in recovery mode or restore a previous version from a Time Machine backup prior to installing OS X 10.11.4. Whenever things were running smoothly.

When all else fails, or if you’re just not comfortable trying to fix your Mac yourself, you can always contact IT Wifi, our computer geeks are specialists in Mac Repairs Melbourne wide and we’re happy to provide both remote and onsite computer support and IT Services Melbourne wide. When your mac is running slow, IT Wifi can provide the Mac support you need to get back online.

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