Questions tagged [m1]

The Apple M1 is the first ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) for Macintosh computers. This tag relates to software compatibility with that chip.

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M1 MacBook Air screensaver can't be disabled

Two problems: on both my login and my wife's login on this M1 MacBook Air: The screensaver cuts in even when delay is set to 'Never'; and What is the correct keystroke to clear the screensaver and ...
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Track files transferred from unauthorized user on private WiFi

I was hacked yesterday and from what I see, it looks like it was someone who lives with me and shares WiFi. Is there a way to find on Mac where my files were sent to and the device id, type, or ...
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Apple Pay on M1 Mac not showing correctly

I have an M1 Mac and it has two cards on it for Apple Pay. They are both working great, and I can use Apple Pay on my M1 Mac. I noticed a weird UI inconsistency though, When I check the Apple Pay ...
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Apple Silicon M1 Mac connecting 30" Apple Cinema Display

I am attempting to connect an Apple Silicon Mac Mini, MacBook Air, and/or MacBook Pro to a 30" Apple Cinema Display at native 2560x1600 resolution. The same question for Intel Macs with USB-C is ...
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What is storagekitd?

I'm actually surprised I'm asking this as I would've thought there'd be something online regarding what this process is. I apologize if I didn't search hard enough... I'm curious to know what exactly ...
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Why does the built-in ssh-keygen on M1 Mac run significantly slower

This is not a critical issue. I am just curious about the reason. On my M1 Macbook Air, ssh-keygen can take several seconds, sometimes more than ten seconds or even dozens of seconds, to generate a ...
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Oracle VirtualBox installation failed on BigSur M1 Apple laptop

I am trying to install Oracle VirtualBox on Big Sur M1 Apple laptop. Installation failed both on full security and semi-security. Does anyone know of a solution?
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Apple Silicon: port all Homebrew packages under /usr/local/opt/ to /opt/homebrew

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro 13" with the M1 chip and transferred all my data over using a Time Machine backup. Homebrew packages are currently installed in /usr/local/opt/ but it is my ...
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Python 3 Not Updating in Shell on Mac Mini M1

My Mac Mini M1 shipped with Python 3.8.5. I first installed Anaconda, then downloaded Python 3.9.1 (macOS 64-bit universal2 installer), installed that and ran Update Shell Profile.command. IDLE runs ...
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MacBook in bed: M1 Air vs. M1 Pro with fans disabled

I work in bed a lot, and I'm undecided between the MacBook M1 Air vs. Pro. I have heard that fans in the bed will cause my MacBook to collect more internal dust. I’m not even sure how to determine if ...
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How to turn off screen saver for remote desktop sessions in macOS Catalina?

Purchased an M1 Mac Mini. Running it headless. In the OS for my user, I have the screen saver set to "never." However, when I connect via remote desktop, the screen saver comes on after some ...
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Modify root filesystem from recovery

On macOS BigSur (11.2), M1 architecture, how can I modify the root filesystem from recovery? I was able to remount read/write the root filesystem with mount -uw /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD but all the ...
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Does MacOS on M1 prioritise arm binaries later on path?

I'm trying to nix my new M1 Mac with home-manager and I'm thinking I might wanna skip xcode devtools altogether. I've installed nix and home-manager and built a generation with git, but: viktor@...
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WhatsApp web interface in Safari reloads because it is using “significant energy” how to fix?

I'm using Safari on a MacBook Air M1. When I use web.whatsapp.com, it often reloads page with this error: Is there an easy way to fix this? Is Facebook running necessary processes that I can block ...
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Move from Intel to M1 with TimeMachine

I'm thinking about switching to new Mac with ARM in next months. I usually backup with TimeMachine my Mac. 3 years ago I moved from MacBook Air to MacBook Pro really smoothly using backup from ...
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is there a better alternative to clean installs?

Effort to reinstall OS on M1 fails when following Apple's published steps; even two Apple Sr. Advisors were stumped by the issue. One felt the computer needed to be returned and the problem could not ...
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How to install and run coursera-dl on M1 Mac without errors?

When attempting to install and run coursera-dl, the whole process is laden with errors, and it has been exceedingly difficult to actually get it to work. I suspect this is a difficulty any Mac user ...
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Can't sign into iMessage (M1 MacBook Pro)

I can't seem to sign in. Attempt one will give me 'an unknown error occured' and if I just try again, it'll spin the loader forever. Everything else, including FaceTime, works just fine. Here's a few ...
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Dropbox's “Manage backup” is missing on my new Mac

I used to use Dropbox to backup my Desktop/Documents/Downloads, and it worked out fine on my old Mac. However, I recently bought a new Macbook with the M1 chip. When I go to Dropbox -> preference -&...
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Rainbow cursor every time on safari

I have a new MacBook Air M1 and whenever I enter password in webpage in safari browser a rainbow cursor appears and safari gets stuck ,but the remaining apps work perfectly fine, but the safari gets ...
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Upgrading Python 2.7 to 3.8 : Recommended?

I am running macOS Big Sur 11.1 on MacBook Air M1. It comes bundled with Python 3.9.1 for regular usage and running python command through terminal says that I have Python 2.7.16 for compatibility ...
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TeX on Arm Infrastructure

I am new to the macOS and the apple ecosystem in general. For research purposes I need to install a TexLive distribution on my new machine (MacBook Air M1) which I think can be done in at least two ...
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Running iOS apps on Apple Silicon leads to permission error

I am about to travel and wanted to try to fetch the Netflix app from my phone, following this tutorial. When I try to launch an app, I get the error "You do not have permission to open the ...
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How to get lldb to work on M1 Big Sur?

This is on an M1 mini, running 11.1 with an updated Xcode. (All pending updates have been applied.) SIP has not been disabled (if it can even be, on the M1). We have a program we're using to test an ...
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M1 Mac clean install, getting stuck at “Create a computer account”

I wanted to do a clean install on my shiny new M1 MacBook Pro, running macOS 11.1. I booted into recovery mode and navigated to disk utility, click my Macintosh HD entry, erase, then erase volume ...
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Very slow SMB read speeds from share to M1 MBP. Write speeds are normal. VNC speeds normal both directions. Workaround?

I own a handful of MacBook Pros, including a new 13" M1 running Big Sur 11.0.1 (16Gb, 2TB). Connecting M1 to 16" MBP over ethernet using SMB works, but I only get full speed (Cat 5e) when ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on MacBook Pro 2020 M1?

I just got a new MacBook Pro 2020 M1. I installed the VirtualBox and tried to create a new VM to install Windows but is show me an error that says: "System Acceleration Settings: The hardware ...
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inscrutable rules for disallowing binaries on a new Apple Silicon (Big Sur) machine [closed]

EDIT: This problem appears to have been a bug in the Apple code signing mechanism, and has been fixed in the 11.1 Big Sur release candidate. At the moment I write this, you need to enrol in the Apple ...
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Setting Safari preferences from script on Big Sur

I have a Mac mini 2020 with an M1 processor and running macOS Big Sur. On older macs I had this script to set Safari preferences # Show status bar defaults write com.apple.Safari ShowStatusBar -bool ...
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Randomly got the “Get a tour of your new Macbook Air” on a 6 year old Macbook Pro

I was playing a game and out of the blue, I got a notification saying "Take a tour of your new Macbook Air." and when clicking it, it took me to the tour page in Safari. The weird thing is ...
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How to tell if dmg file contains universal binaries, i.e. if it has been compiled for arm64 hardware

Can you tell from a .dmg file if it contains arm64 binaries? I've got a Mac mini M1 running Big Sur. I don't want to run apps under Intel, only arm64. I don't even have Rosetta installed, and want to ...
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MacMini M1 broken sudo

So I manage to break sudo during this one day of owning MacMini M1. I manage to break sudo during editing /etc/pam.d/sudo. How I can edit it back? I tried using terminal in recovery mode. This file is ...
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zsh: bad CPU type in executable

I am using the terminal on an Apple M1 MacBook. I try to use a cli tool that is not build for aarm64, so I get this error message in the terminal: zsh: bad CPU type in executable Is there anything I ...
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How can I adjust keyboard backlight on the new M1 MacBook Air?

The 2020 M1 Macbook Air lacks keys to adjust keyboard brightness and F5 and F6 don’t appear to have any effect. Is there a way to adjust - especially to turn off - the keyboard backlight?
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Alt charger/dock for Macbook Air M1

Is it safe to use an HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock / HP Zbook Thunderbolt 3 Dock to charge the Macbook Air 13 M1. The dock is powered (required to enable all of the USB, Screen connection ports etc.) ...
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Can the App Store be installed on Xcode's iOS Simulator on the new ARM/M1 powered Macs?

Years ago on Stack Overflow people already asked about installing the App Store on the iOS Simulator but the answer was you couldn't because the Simulator doesn't run ARM code but Intel code. The ...
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Local policy error when disabling SIP on Big Sur/M1

I'm trying to disable System Integrity Protection on an M1 Mac. csrutil disable as well as csrutil authenticated-root disable fail with an error: csrutil: Failed to update security configuration for &...
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How do I get a printer to work on the new MacBook Air M1?

I'm trying to print from my new MacBook Air M1 running Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B29). I have a Dymo LabelWriter Twin Turbo. I downloaded DYMO Label™ v8.7.5, its read me includes "Support for ...
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MacBook Pro 13" M1 has 2880-by-1800 resolution

According to Apples tech specs, the new M1 MacBook Pro has a screen resolution of 2560-by-1600. However, when I make a screen recording via quicktime or take a screenshot via Lightshot, it show that ...
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How does Rosetta 2 work?

I'd love to understand more about how Rosetta 2 works. The Apple Developer article is brief. Has anyone done a deep analysis on how Rosetta 2 works, how it is invoked and whether it's possible to use ...
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How to determine if a MacOS program on Apple Silicon is emulated x86 or native ARM from the command line?

I have an M1 MacBook Pro and have downloaded both some native (ARM) and x86_64(Rosetta 2 emulated) binaries. How do I determine from the command line which of these ISAs a particular binary file is? ...
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Apple M1 Two Thunderbolt Displays [duplicate]

I understand that there is no current workaround known for having two Apple Thunderbolt Displays run on an Apple Silicon Mac with a M1 Processor. I am opening this thread for creative solutions. ...
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Varying performance with M1 MacBook Pro 512GB SSD

As I look around the web, I see the M1 MacBook Pro with 512GB SSD seems to attain 2800-2900MBps read/write speeds in BlackMagic disk speed test. On my machine, after a number of days and trials, I ...
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Pale colors on external monitor with MacBook Pro M1

Yesterday I received my new MacBook Pro with the new M1 Chip. So far I'm really amazed! But there is one point: On my external display (LG 27UK850) the colors, especially black, are really pale. Black ...
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Unstable external display with M1 MacBook Pro

The late 2020 M1 MacBook Pro does not seem to be playing well with the LG UltraWide 38WK95C 38-inch external display directly connected with a USB-C cable. The display blacks out (as if the cable ...
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View big.LITTLE cores on htop or similar utility

Is there a utility in which I can see which of the cores are running at which frequencies? Or, even better, that shows whether a core is big or LITTLE? For example, neither htop (on Rosetta 2, ...
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Is there an equivalent to resetting NVRAM on an M1 mac?

I have an M1 Mac Mini that is exhibiting some strange issues that aren't going away after reinstalling macOS. I'd like to reset its NVRAM or whatever the nearest equivalent is for M1 macs, in case ...
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Sleep keyboard shortcut on M1 MacBook Pro

The control + shift + power shortcut to put the computer to sleep does not work on the M1 MacBook Pro (assuming that the Touch ID button replaces the power button). What is the keyboard shortcut to ...
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Does the 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro support 2x daisy chained Thunderbolt Displays?

The Apple Silicon based 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro supports Thunderbolt version 3 and I'm wondering if anyone has tried connection one to an Apple Thunderbolt Display? Of course you'd need to use one ...
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Can you really upgrade the RAM in the M1 2020 Mac Mini to 64 Gigs?

Several Sites Claim to sell Mac Mini 2020 M1 Ram Upgrades to 64gb --but-- Everymac.com and the Verge.com both claim the RAM limit is 16gb and is not upgradable. Why are the answers to this question so ...