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How to avoid restarting macOS after running `defaults write LaunchServices LSHandlers`?

I have changed default application opening specific file type using defaults write but for that to work I have to restart macOS. This feels unnecessary. Are there other options? I've tried relaunching ...
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MacBook Pro (M1 2020, Sonoma) keeps restarting after sleep or inactivity

I have MacBook Pro 2020, M1, 16GB RAM, MacOS Sonoma 14.3.1 (23D60). For the last couple of months when I open my laptop in the morning, I find out that it got restarted. Over the last couple of weeks, ...
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No Fingerprint (=Touch ID) after some time with a paired Bluetooth keyboard / mouse set. How to get the fingerprint feature back without a restart? [duplicate]

After working with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse set for some time, my iPad will often drop the fingerprint feature. That does not stop me from working with it since I can enter the password instead. ...
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(fixed) I can't reboot iphone due to modal update notification

fixed with this support link : https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201412 Kind of a weird annoying problem. I just updated to ios 17. Update completed normally, I went in and there's a modal prompt ...
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Preserve arrangement of Preview tabs and windows on restart

To keep organized, I generally open closely-related PDF files as tabs in the same Preview window, with a separate multi-tab window for each distinct subject (so about 4 or 5 windows, with 5 tabs open ...
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How do I restart Kerberos

What OS process can I kill or force quit to terminate Kerberos? It's gotten into some bad state where choosing Sign in only brings up an empty white box (missing the normal prompts inside). I use ...
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Newest iTunes doesn't recognize iPhone 6s

I have an iPhone 6s that I want to reset since we don't know the passcode. I'm using Windows 10, but I can get access to a Mac if that would help. The iPhone connects successfully to the iTunes ...
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Resetting macOS Catalina [duplicate]

I have a MBP Catalina that I wish to sell. The buyer is a computer noob and would just use it for games/movies etc. He wants me to erase the thing but not downgrade it as factory reset would ...
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How to reset Apple Magic Keyboard to factory defaults

I have an Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. And after last update of my iMac 2017 27" to Ventura 13.4.1 (c) the number keys on the second from top row of the keyboard have stopped working....
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How to use a shortcut to restart the new MacBook Pro?

Control–Command–Media Eject: Quit all apps, then restart your Mac. If any open documents have unsaved changes, you will be asked whether you want to save them. But the new MacBook Pro doesn't have ...
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Restart Mac without it automatically mounting additional AFPS containers (that exist on the internal drive) [duplicate]

I have two extra AFPS containers on my (4TB) MacBook Pro internal drive. These containers/volumes hold large archives that cause some issues if left mounted, so I keep them unmounted when not in ...
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"Module aw-watcher-window quit unexpectedly."

I use the ActivityWatch app to track the time that I spend on the computer. I am running v0.12.2 which is the latest version. When I restart my computer, it displays an error message. The error ...
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MacBook Air restarting often after SSD replacement

I recently upgraded my MacBook Air's SSD to a Crucial 1 TB SSD (model name: Crucial P2 1TB PCIe M.2 2280SS - part number: CT1000P2SSD8) from Amazon. The SSD is attached with an Etzin M.2 NVME SSD ...
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Where did Bluetooth hardware factory reset move to in Ventura?

Whilst struggling with iMac M1 forgets it has a TouchID key I discovered Reset Mac OS X Bluetooth service? which shows a useful way to reset not just the Bluetooth service from within the Mac, but ...
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iPhone 11 battery health can be fudged to 100% very easily, right?

EDIT / CLARIFICATION: I would like to point out the original phrasing of my question as being the main point on this question. That is: If you have an old phone with an old battery, can you just ...
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My iMac (5K, 27 inch, 2019) '...restarted because of a problem'. Every time it restarted it would return to this screen, stuck in a loop

My iMac was working perfectly fine (as far as I could tell) on Saturday night. I turned it on Sunday morning to be met with a slow load time, and eventually a black screen saying "Your computer ...
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Mac set to stay on when lid is closed - keeps shutting down overnight

I have a Macbook Air M1 (Arm architecture) with Big Sur 11.5.1 that I use for work. I use an external monitor and so have the macbook closed all the time - it's set to not sleep when the lid is closed....
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Ensure data of an iMac is gone and unrecoverable [duplicate]

I have a Late-2015 Apple iMac with 1 TB HDD. Since it's not being used, was thinking of selling it. Did some reading online and seems that there are many ways the data can be recovered. How can we ...
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How can I prevent Chrome from reopening when it quits?

When I quit the Google Chrome web browser, it automatically reopens –– it won't stay closed! I tried quitting with Chrome –> Quit Google Chrome and Command-Q. How can I prevent Chrome from ...
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Will Factory Resetting my MacBook Pro (14", 2021) slow it down? [closed]

Will Factory Resetting my MacBook Pro (14", 2021) slow it down? I want to completely reset it and delete everything on the disk, and so will the SSD become any slower when it is reset - in other ...
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Control Panel "Sound" / AudioMIDISetup settings, are lost on restart. Audio Interface box connected

I have a typical dac audio interface attached to my Mac for sound OUTPUT. (Just TBC, I don't use it for input, only output.) This is a MBP 16" 2019, hence with four Thunderbolt3 (USB-C) ports. I ...
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iPhone 13 Pro Restarts Unexpectedly with Panic Log

The iOS and all Apps are updated to newest; it will restart unexpectedly without regular. The last reboot time is 2023-01-03. Some panic log: {"bug_type":"210","timestamp&...
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I'm stuck on “Choose Startup Disk” [closed]

During restart I am stuck at Choose Startup Disk. There is no option showing on the display. I am waiting for 20 mins and nothing shows up. Here what I see How long I should wait? Or there is ...
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Reset iPad Mini v1 Not Validating

I have an iPad Mini v1 that had a memory leak. So I backed it up, and reset the unit. Upon restart, it asks me some basic setup questions, and a WiFi network to join. Accomplished. The WiFi channel ...
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Why is MacOS M2 pro still in my iCloud after factory reset?

Mac book pro M2 (13") Monterey: I followed the steps described by the official guide "Erase your Mac and reset it to factory settings" From the Apple menu  in the corner of your ...
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Can not use iPhone due to Guided Access

After I accidentally clicked on Guided Access, my iPhone became unusable. I tried to shut my iPhone down but it won't do anything after I slide the bar to turn it off. I have an iPhone 11 and just ...
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How can I execute a shell command just before login screen?

I apologize if the question has already been asked. macOS Monterey. For a few days now, the blinking cursor of the login screen is not blinking anymore, so I can't type any character and I can't logon....
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Is it bad to keep running a Mac mini for a week? [duplicate]

Apple sets up Macs to sleep and save energy by default. Setting aside energy use, is it bad for me to run Mac mini for an extended period of 7 days by preventing sleep and without turning it off?
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MacOS Monterey Keychain Issues after interrupting terminal process, user password not accepted by keychain access

Version: MacOS Monterey 12.4 I messed up while doing some keychain modifications with my terminal (I used a "resetUserPermissions" terminal command and after 3-4 hours of it running, I had ...
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Old MacBook, how to reinstall OS (fine to delete all data on the drive), but screen doesn't work

I've been using this MacBook for years even though the screen is damaged -- I just use an external monitor. So what's the problem? I want to reinstall the OS -- take it back to the base state, ...
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How to `kill -HUP` apps in macOS 12+?

Long ago it was relatively simple to kill and start some apps and processes in macOS by issuing a killall -HUP PROCESS_NAME. It seemed that most apps and processes respected the -HUP signal, but that'...
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Where Does macOS Store Resume Data?

Short version is that I am wondering where macOS stores the list of open applications when a user logs out, such that they can be restored when the user logs back in (as part of macOS' Resume feature)?...
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Prevent reboot on mount

After dismissing the notifications for months I finally let macOS upgrade from Mojave to something more recent, I think Catalina. The process failed, and I get a black screen at startup. After trying ...
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iPhone 11 broken screen needs transferred data to new iPhone

I have an iPhone 11 with a broken screen but it still powers on. My data has been successfully installed on the replacement iPhone 11. How can I do a hard reset on the unusable phone from the ...
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iPhone 8 keeps restarting - during / after upgrade

I have an iPhone 8 that keeps restarting all the time. What I suspect happened, the phone run out of space while an upgrade was performed and it is stuck in some kind upgrade/post upgrade step. Is ...
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Install macOS Monterey on data or univeristy wifi

I had to recently reset macOS Monterey on my macbook, but it then asked to download and install the latest version. Currently I am at university, so I did not know if it was the best idea to either ...
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Apple's Scheduled Shutdown & Restart causes error messages

When I schedule a Shutdown (at night) and schedule a Restart (in the morning), my iMac always reports a "sleep error message" once I've signed in after the morning restart. The same thing ...
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How to skip Safari only Guest asking for firmware password?

I was trying to enable guest account in Mac. When clicking guest account in login screen, the Mac asked for a restart to enter Safari only mode. I have selected yes to restart and the Mac now asks for ...
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How to set PATH and other env vars for apps with "Reopen windows when logging back in"?

EDIT in 2023: I have macOS 13.2 Ventura and vscode 1.74.3 installed now, and this problem isn't reproducing the same way anymore. It looks like this is due to a relatively new vscode feature, Terminal ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 15" DG shuts down at 50% on progress bar

Tried to start my Macbook last night but would restart as soon as it reached 50%~ on the progress bar. When trying to boot into a recovery mode it would restart at about 30% on the progress bar and my ...
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Want to remove filevault prompt on shutdown/reboot

Whenever I'm logged in as a certain user and trigger a shutdown or restart, I get prompted to enable filevault. I have searched everywhere to find the hook that causes this prompt, but I can't find ...
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Sketch app input field value not increase/decrease with arrows key

I am running Catalina on my MacBook Pro mid 2014 retina. From few days I am having strange issue with my Sketch app. I can’t increase/decrease input values from arrows key. When I select any input ...
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MacBook Pro keeps restarting [closed]

Filevault is enabled. Not able to login restarts again and again. And already have run first aid. Not able to reinstall macOS. shows your computer restarted because of a problem. MacBook Pro mid 2012.
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How can I disable restrictions and/or factory reset without having the passcode of my Apple TV 4K?

I recently bought an Apple TV 4K at our local electronics store. It functioned perfectly when I started it up, except what I just noticed is that I cannot do a lot of things. After a quick Google this ...
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How does the hardware know the restart? [closed]

A Mac can be switched off via the software. But switching on the hardware cannot be done if the software is not running. How can a Mac restart when it is switched off? Somebody else has to do that or ...
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iOS 14.5.1 iPhone 12 Pro GPS loses current location while driving

My iPhone 12 Pro Max (running iOS 14.5.1), and also my partners 12 Pro (running 14.4.2) have both always had the GPS apps working without issues (Maps, Google Maps, Waze, etc). Now out of nowhere here ...
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iPhone storage is full and stuck into a restart loop

My iPhone XS's storage is full and I removed a couple of applications to free up space, but I thought that a restart could help to delete its cache files... And well, it entered into a reboot loop. I ...
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Cant boot to SUM macbook pro 2018

Im trying to reset the forgotten admin password but while pressing command+s its just shows white text on screen and immediately heads to apple logo and login screen,
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Macbook Pro mid 2015 + Dell P2721Q + DP - mDP cable not booting after restart in clamshell mode

I am pretty happy with the combo I have currently but this issue drives me nuts. I am using Macbook Pro 15" mid 2015 with Dell P2721Q 4k monitor connected with DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort ...
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How to unlock my iphone 6+ after factory reset in Iran?

I'm living in Iran and Apple does not provide direct support here. I had to factory reset my phone due to some problems and after that my sim card is not recognized any more. It seems (some service ...
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