[REVIEW] : Desktop Mac buying guide: Mac mini, Mac Studio or Mac Pro?
Mac mini: the perfect desktop Mac for most uses
The Mac mini hasn’t been physically transformed by the Apple M1 chip, it’s the same design as the 2010 Mac mini, minus the CD drive slot. We can regret this weak exterior evolution, but it is the chip designed by Apple that has transformed the smallest Mac, which is no longer mini in terms of performance. The transition has done a world of good to the computer, which has gained in performance on all fronts and lost in consumption, noise and heat compared to the old Intel models.
Screen Time Not Working on Mac: 7 Working Fixes You Can Try
7 Ways to Fix Screen Time Not Showing on Mac (2022)
Server crashes and outdated applications are other major usual suspects you should check. As always, we have mentioned a variety of solutions keeping several possible reasons in mind. Therefore, be sure to try each of them to fix screen time issues on your macOS device.
1. Disable/Enable Screen Time
- Navigate to the System Preferences app on your Mac -> Screen Time.
- Then click on Choice down in the sidebar.
- Then click on the To extinguish option.
- After that click on the apple menu at the top left and choose Restart.
- To check usage information for all other devices signed in to iCloud with your Apple ID, be sure to select “Share Across Devices” on each Mac and enable this option in the Settings app -> Screen Time setting on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- To view usage for just one of your devices, select a device from the menu at the bottom of the window.
- If you want to switch from one day to another, you just need click in the weekly chart or use the small arrow buttons above the graph.
- To check total usage per week, select This week in the date menu at the top of the window.
- To access using a child account, select the child’s name from the menu in the upper left corner of the screen.
2. Check Apple server to make sure Screen Time is working
Here’s how to check Apple’s system status.
After waiting for some time, return to the System Status page to check if the issue has been resolved. If so, you should see a confirmation.
3. Update problematic apps
- Open the App store on your Mac and click Updates in the sidebar.
- Now click Update next to an app to update that particular app or tap Update all to update all apps at once.
4. Remove and Reinstall Malfunctioning Apps
- To open Searcher on your Mac and go to Apps. Then, drag the problematic app and drop it on the trash icon. If prompted, enter your administrator password.
- Then open the Mac App Store -> find the app and reinstall it.
5. Sign out and sign back in to your Apple ID
However, before doing so, make sure that all synchronization processes are completed so that you don’t accidentally end up losing data.
To note: We recommend backing up your Mac regularly to ensure you have data backups in case you run into hardware or software problems. Time Machine is a native, easy-to-use method for maintaining regular macOS backups.
Signing out/signing in to Apple ID worked for many users who encountered the same issue. Therefore, it makes sense to also give this solution a chance. To make sure you don’t lose any important data, be sure to keep a copy of the suggested data.
- Go to the System Preferences on your Mac -> Apple ID.
- Now you will be prompted to keep a copy of your iCloud data on this Mac before signing out. Remember that if you don’t keep a copy, the data will be deleted from this Mac. However, your data will continue to be available on other devices logged in with the same iCloud account. Click on Keep a copy.
- Following, enter your Apple ID password and click Continue.
6. Update your Mac
There might be a software bug behind the problem. In such a scenario, updating the software is always the right way to go. The good thing is that Apple often releases software updates with lots of bug fixes and performance improvements. So there is a high chance that updating macOS can fix the problem.
- Head to the System Preferences app on your Mac –> Software update.
- Now let your Mac check for software updates. When it shows the available update, click Update now.
If there are no updates available for your Mac, continue to the next step.
7. Completely reset your Mac
If you’re here, that means nothing else has worked and it’s time to go for the Hail Mary pass and completely reset your Mac to like new. The steps to do this differ for Intel Macs and M1-based Macs. We will discuss both options.
Reset a Mac or an M1-based Mac with a T2 security chip running macOS Monterey
Apple has made it super easy to erase all content and settings on Macs with Apple Silicon or Macs with the T2 Security Chip. Here’s what you need to do.
- Open System Preferences on your Mac. Once the application is open, click on “System Preferences” in the menu bar.
- Here you will see the option “Erase all content and settings”. Just click on it and follow the steps to completely reset your Mac.
To note: This option will only appear if you are using macOS Monterey. If not, read on to learn how to hard reset a Mac with Apple Silicon without macOS Monterey and how to hard reset Intel Macs without the T2 security chip.
Reset Mac with Apple Silicon
- Turn on your Mac and keep pressing the power button until you see “Boot options”.
- You may be asked to enter the administrator password along with your Apple ID and password.
- Now click on Disk Utility and select “Continue”.
- Select your SSD (normally labeled ‘Macintosh HD) and click the ‘Erase’ button.
- Choose a name for the drive as well as the format.
- Name: Macintosh HD
- Format: APSF