It is quite natural for electronic devices, including MacBook, to feel warm even when you are using it normally. While the device feeling warm in itself is not a problem, if you find that your MacBook becomes very hot, very fast then it indicates that there is a more serious problem. You can call the Apple customer support number to address the issue soon as it could permanently damage your system later on. You can also go through the article below to see what steps you can implement on your own when the MacBook Pro starts overheating.
Steps to “Fix MacBook Pro Overheating Issue”
The frustrating thing about the MacBook overheating is that the device will shut down automatically when the temperature gets too high. Here are some simple but practical steps you can follow to fix the overheating error in MacBook:
Solution 1: Scan for Malware
Your MacBook Pro will have integrated security protection to keep your system safe from malware. However, if your device is the target of multiple phishing scams and junk crapware there could be a problem. Even though the malware may not be able to cause any serious system issues it is possible that the system resources will be stretched causing the overheating problem. The best thing to do is to use a Mac antivirus software to scan the apps and resolve the problem.
Solution 2: Remove and Close Unnecessary Applications
There are certain apps that are not properly developed and will drain the battery power on your MacBook Pro. These apps often referred to as runaway apps, sometimes demand more system resources resulting in overheating. You can use the Activity Monitor to check all the process on your MacBook. Check the CPU column to identify any app that uses 80% of the CPU and then select the option to ‘Force Quit’ those applications.
Solution 3: Avoid keeping your MacBook Pro on soft surfaces
Keeping your Mac device on a soft surface will restrict air circulation and can lead to overheating. Even if it may be comfortable to place your device on a soft surface you should know that the surface will absorb the heat and can increase the temperature of your computer. Apple recommends using a laptop stand or some other similar accessory if you are working on your MacBook for an extended period of time.
Solution 4: Clean your MacBook regularly
If dust and dirt collect in the fans of your laptop then it will automatically get hotter. Your MacBook uses the vents to circulate the air and cool your system. If the air vents themselves are blocked then your device will not cool as it should. You should use a small brush to gently remove any dirt and dust in the air vents. If you have the correct tool then you can even open your Mac and clean all the internal components.
If these solutions do not fix the overheating problem on your MacBook Pro you should call the Apple technical support number and ask for additional tech support in order to avoid long term damage to the CPU.