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With recent macOS upgrade Apple has tried to offer some amazing features to users with quality experience. Though it was considered a useful upgrade but still it is not free from its own issues. In this article, we have discussed some common macOS Sierra issues and their solutions.

iCloud Errors: If you are facing constant iCloud errors and iCloud authentication pop-up messages like “error connecting to iCloud” or “This Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem with (email address)” then you can fix this issue with a small tweak in settings. To do this, head to Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud and tap on “Sign Out”. Now restart your system and return to Apple menu and then System Preferences to access iCloud Preference panel. Here, log back into the iCloud.

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Spotlight not working with macOS Sierra: If you find Spotlight isn’t working on your Mac or it has stopped working all of sudden then you can fix the problem by following a simple process. Here, you may also find an issue like Spotlight showing inaccurate results. To fix this problem and bring back the normal functionality of Spotlight on your system, simply reboot your Mac and try accessing Spotlight again. You can also try rebuilding the Spotlight index but here again, you need to reboot your system to make Spotlight working normally again.

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Source: osxdaily

Mac is Hot: If you find Mac’s temperature is high and it is hot even after fans are running at full speed after macOS Sierra update then the possible reason could be the indexing done by the system after update. Here, your Mac needs to reindex complete hard drive including features like Siri, Spotlight, Photos app etc. Thus, the first thing you need to do is to wait for some time until Mac completes indexing. It may take an hour or more. If you find problem persists, you can go to Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor and click on CPU tab. Here, you can find the apps or processes that are consuming the processor and could be fixed. In addition to this, you can try following other Mac cleaner activities to fix the issue.

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Mouse Issues: There are some users who are facing issues with their system mouse where it is not working at all or it is working erratically after they have updated their system to macOS Sierra. Here, the issue could be like scroll wheel function unresponsiveness or not working as intended. To fix this issue on your Mac, try to connect the USB mouse directly into the Mac instead of connecting it through a USB hub.

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Error-41: Under this issue, you may see an “Error-41” pop-up message or error pop-up stating, “The application ‘name’ can’t be opened” in a slew on your screen display. To fix this issue, the simple solution is to reboot your Mac. Here, if the problem isn’t fixed after reboot, you can try wiping out your drive and reinstalling macOS Sierra.

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Source: osxdaily

Kernel “File: Table is Full” Error: Under this issue, you may find your system Console log is full of error message “Kernel File: table is full”. Here, you may find Mac OS is not able to properly close the files on your system. To fix this issue, you need to manually force reboot your system.

Sierra Bricked Mac Completely: Under this issue, your Mac may refuse completely to boot up. This happens very rare still if you are facing this issue on your system then you may require initiating the reinstall process of macOS or Mac OS X. If it doesn’t fix the issue, you may need to call a professional.

Conclusion: macOS has brought various useful features for users but it is not free of its issues and limitations. Here, we have tried to discuss some common issues and their fixes on your system after upgrade to macOS. If you know more about these issues and solutions feel free to comment below.

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