Sep 27 2021 03:25 PM - last edited on Sep 27 2021 03:44 PM by JohnSteckroth
I have a hard time believing I'm the first person to post this after not finding anything in the forum. I wouldn't doubt if Microsoft is deleting them because they can't figure out how to fix this issue. I can Google this issue and come up with numerous results but NOTHING has been able to fix this issue except for completely removing Teams all together, which unfortunately is not an option for me.
Teams is murdering my MacBook Pro 16" i9 with 16GB RAM every day. This was supposed to be the most kick-a$$ laptop at the time but Microsoft is slowly killing it with Teams. It causes serious lags and randomly decides when it wants to share the screen successfully. Other times, it just shows screen but no audio or vice versa. It's infuriating and I've lost my patience!
For context, I just re-installed my entire OS thinking it was an OS issue. I erased the entire drive and started from scratch. I did not do any kind of restore from backup. Everything was a fresh install yesterday.
I joined a teams meeting today in front of 100 people and Teams seemed to be running fine until I went to share screen and then everything choked. Those who were showing video on the call started flickering rapidly, which could have caused an epileptic seizure - it's that bad and I'm not joking, this isn't funny. IT'S VERY IRRITATING! My entire system. Mail, Calendar, Finder, and Preview (all Apple Apps, which should run super fast) started running like garbage with lags between 5 and 10 seconds - that's no joke. Upon reboot, it was normal again until I ran Teams for another meeting... reboot.
I firmly believe Teams is a virus and the developers should be fired for ignoring this issue. I've been dealing with this issue for nearly a year. Teams always causes some kind of lag issue whenever I run it. I have to reboot my machine to get my computer to work somewhat normal again. This is ridiculous!
I found an MS article mentioning how Teams uses memory because of this Chromium feature due to easier development. I don't care about the ease of development. I CARE about it working and NOT DELAYING MY PRODUCTIVITY. Forget Chromium!
Earlier this year, MS announced they were going to have a new and improved version in April 2021. I think two version have been released since then - None of them have solved this issue.
Is anyone at Microsoft Listening?!?!?!
Mar 08 2022 01:53 PM
@Sam Cosby - Hi Sam - Has this issue been addressed in some way yet? This issue drives me nuts (like everyone else posting here). The video quality stutters (audio + video lag/jumpiness). I am on a 16" Macbook Pro, and have a gig fios ethernet connection, There should be no lag.
Shifting to a web/browser version of teams is not ideal as it kills a lot of features - need a better behaving Teams client for mac.
Please advise on anything to improve this, or path to improved version of teams client timing.
Mar 14 2022 05:47 AM
I just want to put in that teams is also killing my mac. I have been using a mac and I have two computers connected to one screen, so to share the screen I remote in to one of the computers. When running teams and someone starts sharing their screen performance grinds to a halt. The system becomes unusable until the meeting ends.
Mar 20 2022 08:02 PM
Mar 23 2022 03:02 AM
After a Mac update, I have had to reinstall the Teams app for each and every meeting, a nightmare if I have back-to-back meetings. When I try to click on "already have an account" (which worked before), there is no response, and I have to reinstall. UGH!!!! @shilocase
Mar 23 2022 04:01 PM
Mar 28 2022 04:45 AM
Mar 28 2022 05:31 AM
@shilocase I can confirm that the new Macbook Pro do not suffer from this issue.
Given I spend 95% of my day using Teams I just couldn't cope any longer on my Intel based Mac. I moved to a M1 Pro 14" MacBook Pro and there are no issues at all
Teams continues to hammer the CPU when in calls but the added power of this CPU just laps it up and there is no Fan noise.
I realise this is a sledge hammer to crack a nut approach but I just couldn't continue like this any longer!
I am yet to test on battery but hoping I can get longer than the 35mins I had before from 100%!
Mar 28 2022 07:39 AM
mac user here having same issues.
just looking at preferences after reading this string of comments
and noticed an option on by default - enable logging...
depending on the frequency and size of the data of said logging, this could have a constant impact on I/O.
could the constant
Mar 28 2022 09:47 PM
Mar 29 2022 02:37 AM
+1 on this issue as well. Sad to hear that even M1-processors has a hard time coping with teams. I run a Macbook Pro 2017 with 16 GB Ram and Intel Dual Core i5 and when running teams everything else is slow and the fan is running loudly.
Working in the web-develolpment business it is embarrasing to make a demo of a new site for the customer and everything runs extremely slow while screen-sharing. It makes our product seem slow...
Mar 30 2022 12:26 AM
I'm having the same issue - as soon as there is a video conference going on Teams is getting so slow and unresponsive you barely can't make any actions. Video is flickering like nuts as well. Clicking on icons (e.g. mute/unmute) did take about 15 seconds to actually respond. It's just unusable. Also the fans are going crazy. After videocalls ended it's fine again after some time.
I have the feeling it's better without external monitors.
Mar 30 2022 01:28 PM
Same problem as everyone else. My small company went over to Teams in late 2020. My early 2020 MacBook Air i5 chip grinds to a halt. We routinely use other web conferencing apps with no performance issues. (even the obscure ones like Chime, BlueJeans) I didn't even know that my Mac had a fan until I started using Teams. Issues are only during online Meetings.
I'm searching the Web for some setting to help fix the issue but you really need a supercomputer to run Teams. I feel that the code must be very inefficient to consume so much of the CPU resources. (around 100% during meetings)
Apr 05 2022 07:39 AM
@shilocase just want to jump into this thread to comment that, as of today, 5th of April 2022, Teams is still completely melting down my MAC. I don't know if you guys are mining Bitcoin with Teams or what else but the outcome remains the same, fans spinning like hell, computer about to meltdown, and all other apps almost impossible to use while meeting on Teams. I've fully removed the Teams app from my MAC and started using the web version instead, but it's the same or worse. Adding a blurred background in a meet with just 3 other people is enough to cause all of these problems at once, like from the very moment the meet starts.
Hope you can do something about this, as most of us are using Teams by force in our workplaces, so there's nothing we can do except continue to work until our MACs literally liquefy.
Thank you for your time.
Apr 05 2022 10:56 PM
Thanks to a generous employer I have now changed to a Macbook Pro with M1 Pro Processor which made the trick, (only using 20% av processor when using teams now) however it is terrible that a service like this cant be handled by a i5 Dual Core and in your case an i7 processor.
Apr 06 2022 05:31 AM
This evening, I saw the necessity to add to this thread as well.
I am currently running a 2021 16" M1 Pro MacBook pro, with 32 GB of RAM. Current Mac OS version is 12.3.1, and I scan and clean it every single day. There is nothing more I can do to keep it in tip-top running condition, and STILL, MS-Teams latest version 1.5.00.8073 is hanging the MacBook, when screen-sharing to an audience.
If it weren't for my company's arbitrary decision to integrate Office 365 into its entire operations and force staff onto MS-Teams, I would be much more inclined to use Skype or Zoom, or even FaceTime.
To put it in brutally blunt terms, using MS-Teams for Mac on a daily basis is a painful, embarrassing and ire-inducing experience.
I do very much hope and expect that the software engineering team/s within Microsoft get serious and solve these operability issues on a Mac, once and for all.
Until then, I will continue to avoid using MS-Teams as much as possible, and encourage my clients to use Skype, Zoom or FaceTime instead.
This issue is a point of shame for Microsoft.
Apr 06 2022 08:03 PM - edited Apr 06 2022 08:04 PM
I do not use the Teams app. I run Teams in Edge browser on Mac - it worked on old (8 year old) Mac running Catalina, and its working on new MacBookPro 14 with latest software and M1 chip. I think the issues seem to be focussed on late model Macs with Intel chips (that's where I had massive problems).
Apr 07 2022 07:40 AM
Apr 07 2022 01:53 PM
Run Teams as an app through Edge. This seems to fix most peoples performance issues and once you do this it's hard to tell it apart from the official Teams app.