How to restart MacBook Pro
MacBook Pros are incredible machines. Light enough to carry anywhere, and capable of some serious processing power, they’re the go-to Mac of choice for designers and creatives, students, business owners, and pretty much everyone!
While they’re built to handle the most demanding of tasks, even MacBook Pros will occasionally experience a glitch. As with most technology, the simplest solution (that usually works) is to restart it.
Whether you’re dealing with a frozen system or simply want to start fresh, let’s look at the best ways how to restart MacBook Pros, because you have options. Each of them will take just seconds to implement but will depend on your issue as to which one/s you can use. Let’s get started.
Restart using the menu bar
This won’t work if your machine has frozen and your pointer is out of action. If this is the case for you, jump to the ‘Restart using the power button’ section. To restart using the menu bar, follow these instructions:
- First, save any work (if you can) and close down all your open apps (optional).
- Next, click on the ‘Apple’ icon in the top-left of your menu bar and choose ‘Restart’ from the drop-down list.
- If any apps are running (either active or in the background) you will be asked to confirm if you want to restart. Be sure to save changes and close apps, or check the ‘Reopen windows when logging back in’ box, then click ‘Restart.’
Restart using the keyboard shortcut
Like pretty much every feature on a Mac, there’s a keyboard shortcut that will restart your MacBook Pro.
To restart your Mac, press ‘Control + Command + Power/Eject.’
Restart using the power button
This method is often referred to as doing a ‘manual restart’ and is best used when your MacBook Pro is frozen or unresponsive. Remember that forcing a power down and restart on your Mac will result in any unsaved work being lost.
To do a manual restart, follow these instructions:
- Press and hold the ‘power button’ on your MacBook Pro for around 10 seconds
- The screen should go dark
- Press the ‘power button’ again to restart your MacBook Pro
How to optimize your MacBook Pro
One way you can avoid having to restart your MacBook Pro is by giving it a regular spring clean and keeping it clear of clutter. This will reduce the chance of apps crashing and annoying glitches happening in the first place.
To do this:
- Remove apps from your Mac that you no longer use
- Delete bad-quality and duplicate photos and files you don’t want
- Clear unnecessary junk files
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This clever app will do all of the above for you with just a few clicks of a button. It will clear space on your Mac so that it works at its optimum capacity. This reduces the need for potentially expensive hardware upgrades.
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