The Console window with a log message selected and details in the bottom pane.

Check on your system

Console collects log messages that are generated from your computer and connected devices, and you can use these messages to check on your computer’s performance and solve problems.

How to view log messages

Shows saving a search in Console after entering search criteria.

Find just what you need

Use a search phrase to find log messages and activities that fit what you need. You can even save your search to use again.

How to find log messages

The Console window with the wifi.log report selected and details below.

Pinpoint and share

In addition to log messages, you can also view reports of system activity and share these reports with a support technician or other person helping you troubleshoot a problem.

How to share reports

To browse the Console User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page.