Requirements, which apps support it, how to access it in each of those, why some images don’t work, and how to troubleshoot it.
Signs of an SSD going down may be confusing, but when random apps seem to freeze, be suspicious. Diagnosis and recovery are also covered.
Should you be scared of ‘bricking’ your Mac? Just what does it mean, and what could you do about it? Don’t panic: it’s not a dragon to be slayed.
Apps may crash, but kernels panic. Don’t accept your Mac just panics often. It should never panic at all, and more than one panic a year needs to be properly investigated and reported.
From killing a process, through a regular restart, to Recovery and a bootable external recovery disk, all you need to know about fixing your Mac in macOS 11 and 12.
Although problems are rare, solutions are very limited. How to test the version system, and the few things you can do to fix it.
Recognition, immediate action including capturing the panic log, discovering clues as to cause, further investigations to diagnose and address the cause.
A guide to what you can do when a Big Sur or other macOS update goes wrong, from Safe mode to DFU mode and Configurator 2.
Diagnosing a problem on a Mac requires careful observation. In the case of kernel panics, this includes the Panic Log. Otherwise, invaluable information is in the log. If you don’t check the log, your conclusions are likely to be wrong.
For three years, I have maintained a troubleshooting article here which provides a short summary listing of the […]