What is Triald on macOS, And Why Is It A System Hog

Mad Machine
2 min readApr 23, 2022

This morning I plugged in my MacBook Pro and started to use my computer for web browsing but noticed my mouse cursor was laggy — choppy. I opened the Activity Monitor utility app to view the apps and the resources they’re consuming.

One app, triald, was consuming the most amount of CPU cycles. Not knowing what it was, I did a web search to find out more about it. This is what I learned.

  • It’s a background service that often glitches and causes problems for many users — stealing CPU cycles, taking a considerable amount…
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