It’s terrible to find your Mac restarting repeatedly. It not only brings your entire work to square one but also threatens to make your computer useless. So, what to do if your Mac keeps restarting? Well, don’t worry, TheGhanaTech.com will be helping you with some tips to fix it.
There are so many things you need to look at when your Mac is rebooting repeatedly.
- Force Quit All Open Apps and Hard Reset Your Mac
At times, you can get rid of a random issue by just force restarting the Mac. Considering how reliable this simple yet effective solution is, it would be worth giving it a try.
- Check Peripheral Devices
Another thing you should do to prevent your Mac from repeatedly restarting is to check the peripheral devices such as printers, USB hubs, and hard drives. By re-connecting your peripherals one device at a time, you will be able to figure out which Mac accessory is causing the restart.
- Update Apps
If your Mac still restarts randomly, update all apps. If you haven’t updated apps on your Mac for a long time, the problem could be caused by outdated apps.
- Immediately Delete the Problematic Apps
Whenever your Mac suspects that an app causes the restart, you may see an alert message, “X app may have caused the device to restart. Would you like to move the app to the Trash”. However, if the app is making your Mac restart frequently, you should consider uninstalling it at the earliest.
- Reset PRAM/NVRAM (Intel Macs)
No solution as yet? No worries as we still have some viable solutions left for fixing the random rebooting of your macOS device. Now, we will reset the PRAM and NVRAM on your Mac. Since it doesn’t harm any media or data, you shouldn’t worry about losing anything.
- Check RAM and Third-Party Hardware
Some Mac models (such as Mac Pro) have user-upgradeable RAM. If you had recently installed memory or a hard disk (or SSD) on your macOS device, ensure that it’s fully compatible and installed correctly.
- Use Safe Mode to Isolate the Cause of the Issue
Safe mode has long been a trusted solution for fixing software-related issues. What makes it so handy is the ability to prevent your macOS device from loading certain software when it starts up including unnecessary system extensions, fonts that haven’t been installed by macOS, and login items. Aside from doing a basic check of the startup disk, Safe Mode also wipes out some system caches such as kernel cache and font caches.
- Update Your Mac
It is, in general, recommended to keep your Mac updated to the latest version of macOS available for your device (except for in certain special circumstances). If you’re encountering constant restarts on your Mac, and you haven’t updated macOS in a while, make sure you’re on the latest stable version of the operating system.