Mac computers are known for their stability, making them much less likely to experience crashes and freezes. However, sometimes this does happen with computers. Apple… This is usually caused by an application that crashes or freezes.
To restore work, sometimes it is enough to forcibly close the program and start it again. However, on rare occasions, the Mac freezes completely and macOS does not respond to any command. The computer freezes until the user intervenes and reboots the system.
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How to restart any frozen Mac using the power button
This method is almost identical for all modern Macs. The only difference is the location of the physical button – on the back or on the keyboard (in MacBook). Either way, a forced restart is about shutting down and restarting your Mac. It is worth paying attention to the fact that this measure should only be used as a last resort if the computer is completely frozen and unresponsive.
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How to force restart your MacBook (Pro, Air 2016 and later)
With the release of the updated MacBook Pro in 2016, Apple stripped the laptop of its familiar physical power button. In its place is now the Touch ID sensor.
You can turn off the laptop by holding the Touch ID key for a few seconds. To turn on the laptop again, you must close and open the lid again.
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How to force restart your MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro (versions prior to 2016)
If the computer’s power button is on an Apple laptop keyboard, restarting requires:
- Press and hold the power button until your MacBook shuts down completely (this may take about five seconds).
- Wait a few seconds and turn the computer back on.
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How to Force Restart iMac and Mac Mini
Unlike laptops, the physical power button on desktop Macs isn’t on the keyboard, but on the back of the case. To restart, you must press and hold it until the computer turns off. After waiting a few seconds, you can turn it on again.
The power button on your Mac mini is next to the power connector.
The power button in your iMac is located in the lower corner on the back of your computer. If desired, you can easily find it.
There are a variety of reasons why your Mac freezes. If your Mac continues to freeze for no apparent reason, you need to contact Apple Support and check your computer for errors or hardware issues.
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How to Force Restart MacBook with SuperDrive and Physical Power Button
Earlier MacBook and MacBook Pro models, which have an eject button and SuperDrive, have the power button in the upper right corner. The restart procedure is the same as for new laptops from Apple…