How to Fix MacOS Sonoma screen freezes?

Last Updated on Sep 27, 2023

Many M1 mac users report an issue with M1 Mac freezes continuously on some action like Pasting image, On App Switcher screen, or Split view. In the End, Mac turns Off automatically and App Keeps Crashing. Here’s all about troubleshooting tips on Mac your Apple M1 Mac faster and Optimized for all apps running on your Mac.

Apple M1 Mac Known for faster performance, But internet software glitch or Incompatible Apps running on Screen or Backgroud creating problems like this.

Fix M1 Mac Keeps Freezing and Handing

  • Force Close all apps: Go to the Apple logo from the top Mac Menu > Force Quit > Command + A to Select all processes> Click on Force Quit. and Check.

1. Diagnose your Mac in Safe Mode

Safe mode on Mac determines the software issue that creates a problem on startup of your Mac. During safe mode, Your mac Disables the startup software as the load on startup. and Get help by automatically fixing the software issue,

Steps to Put your M1 Mac in Safe Mode

  1. Shut Down your mac and Wait for 10 seconds.
  2. Press and hold the Power button until your Mac sees the startup screen with “Settings” options.
  3. Next, Select Startup Volume [First image] and Next Press and Hold on Shift key then Select Continue in safe mode. [Second image]m1-mac-safe-mode
  4. That’s it.
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Check the issue is fixed,

Now, Exit the Safe mode by simply restarting your Mac.

2: Delete Extension files

Deleting the controller file from Mac’s Extension folder is helping out the problem with M1 Mac Feezing and Hanging.

Open Finder on your Mac, From the top Mac Menu, Click on Go > Go to Folder.

Enter the path below. Click on Go.


and Find the file name and delete all files.

  • Wireless360Controller.kext – com.mice.driver.Wireless360Controller (1.0 – SDK 10.11)
  • WirelessGamingReceiver.kext – com.mice.driver.WirelessGamingReceiver (1.0 – SDK 10.11)
  • WirelessOneController.kext – com.mice.driver.WirelessOneController (1.0 – SDK 10.11)
  • 360Controller.kext – com.mice.driver.Xbox360Controller (1.0 – SDK 10.11)

Restart Your Mac, and check the issue is fixed.

3: Software Update

Apple is Continuously giving updates to fix the Software issues with the new M1 Series Mac models. M1 Mac running on a Different Architecture than the Intel Mac. So, Might be some Mac software or Drivers are not working correctly on the M1 Mac.

Check for Software Update: Go to the Apple Logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences > Software Update > Download and install all pending updates.

Sometimes Software isn’t installed correctly on your Mac or is Corrupted because of some reason. Re-fix this issue by Repair macOS Volume or Reinstall macOS, Explained in the next solution.

Update Installed Mac Apps

Also, Mac users have to care about installed apps on Mac. Update all apps from the app store or Specific the issue with. See the Updates option and Click on Update all or Manually update one by one.

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4: Repair MacOS

Repair macOS is an automated system that we can do in the background. Without wasting any more time, we can do it on your Mac and add missing files or Affected files in your Mac file system.

  1. Open Disk Utility on your Mac. [>Search in “Spotlight Search”]
  2. Select the Primary macOS Volume from the sidebar and click on the First Aid option from the top of the window.
  3. During the Repair process, you will experience slow mac. Complete the process successfully and get fix the software glitch.

5: Reinstall MacOS

Reinstall MacOS is also an easy solution but might be time-consuming. Reinstallation will not erase the data saved on your Mac. But you have to take care with Backup Mac using the Time Machine option.

Follow the steps below for Reinstall MacOS On M1 Mac

  1. Shut Down your Mac, And Wait for 10 Seconds.
  2. Now, Press and Hold the Power button until you see the Startup Volume screen with Settings options on the Screen.
  3. Click on the Settings option and See the Option for Reinstall MacOS.
  4. Continue with the option and select the Volume into that you want to reinstall MacOS.
  5. Complete the on-screen process.

6: Diagnose the Background app Resource

Activity monitor on your Mac shows up the Results active process and the ideal process that running in the backgroud. Force close the CPU process that consumes more RAM Resource on your Mac. Select the Process and click on the Close button to stop the process.

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