Beachball when retina Macbook 2015 is turned off

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by polee, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. polee macrumors 6502a

    polee

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    #1
    I rarely shut my retina macbook 2015 down. However, I noticed today that it takes about 13 seconds or so to shut down with a white beachball towards the end. Is that normal?
     
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502

    Mac-lover3

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    Normal? No but I expect that if you keep you MacBook running without shutting it down once and while this could happen?
     
  3. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

    MyopicPaideia

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    It simply means there is an app that is taking a while to shut down, or not responding to the remote shutdown command coming from the OS.

    Mail.app is notorious for doing this, and happens fairly often to me on mine. And I shut down or restart regularly. 5-6 times a week. (I use DropBox Encore for an extra Dropbox account simultaneously, and Dropbox auto updates sometimes cause the Encore account to shut down, requiring a restart).

    No big deal, but I've experienced the same phenomenon on all macs from the maxed out 27" iMac and 2016 15" MBP to my 2015 rMB. It can be irritating at times.
     

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