Is Your MacBook Pro Running El Capitan Facing Widespread System Freezes? Here is a Fix

Is your MacBook Pro completely unresponsive after installing the 10.11.4 update to Mac OS El Capitan? Here are the tricks to fix it instantly.

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.

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MacBook Freezes in El Capitan

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.

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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.

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Click on System Preferences in Mac OS X El Capitan

Step #2. Now, choose the Time Machine icon.

Click on Time Machine in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Next, you need to select the Show Time Machine in menu bar checkbox.

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Click Show Time Machine in Menu Bar

Step #4. From the Time Machine menu (from the top menu bar), you have to select Enter Time Machine.

Click on Time Machine from Top Menu Bar in Mac OS XStep #5. Time Machine window will appear. Up next, you will have to click the Restore button.

That’s it!

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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.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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