Several MacBook Pro owners have reported that their device running Mac OS X El Capitan has faced widespread system freezes after installing the 10.11.4 update to Mac OS.
According to the reports, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros have been affected the most. The system becomes altogether unresponsive randomly.
Have you also encountered this annoying issue? Here are quick solutions to resolve it.
How to Troubleshoot the Completely Frozen MacBook After Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Update
Force A Hard Reboot
Step #1. First off, you need to hold down the Power button on the keyboard until the MacBook shuts down.
Step #2. Next up, you will have to wait for a few seconds then hit the Power button again to boot the Mac.
Downgrade Your MacBook Pro to 10.11.3 by Restoring from a Time Machine Backup
If you are not having a good time on your MacBook Pro after updating to 10.11.4, then downgrade it to 10.11.3 by restoring from a Time Machine Backup.
Step #1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
Step #2. Now, choose the Time Machine icon.
Step #3. Next, you need to select the Show Time Machine in menu bar checkbox.
Step #4. From the Time Machine menu (from the top menu bar), you have to select Enter Time Machine.
Step #5. Time Machine window will appear. Up next, you will have to click the Restore button.
Hopefully, this trick works out in resolving the issue as a number of users have got rid of this problem by applying the same method.
A number of 15-inch MacBook Pro users have also faced the random freezing issue after installing the 10.11.4 update.
One of the possible reasons of the problem has been identified from crash logs as an Intel Graphics driver bug. The issue apparently crops up after installing Safari Technology Preview version 1 as well as OS X 10.11.5 Public Beta 1.