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Refers to shutting down a computer, smartphone, tablet etc. The process of powering down a device such as a computer, smartphone or tablet.

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MacOS Catalina opens apps on launch even though all settings are set not to

Recently my Macbook Pro has begun to open the most recently used apps on launch even though I have done the following: Closed every app before shutting down Unchecked the "Reopen windows when logging ...
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Shutdown Cause -20 after dropping my MacBook [duplicate]

I dropped my MacBook Pro 13" 2019. The Touch Bar is not working. The computer is restarting after 3-5 minutes. log show reports the shutdown cause is -20. What could be the problem and solution?
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Shutdown and ASD errors on late 2013 15" Retina Macbook Pro

My Late 2013 Retina MBP is shutting down randomly. It gets a blank screen, and the keyboard is lit up for about 10 seconds, and then it powers down. There is no kernel panic, and nothing in the logs ...
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Battery drains too fast when device is Shut Down

When I bought my brand new Macbook, it was like 9-months old (according to battery production date) and still had almost 40% charge on first turn on. But after that, every time I charge my Macbook (...
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Change chmod from /sbin/shutdown

I'd like to change the rights of the shutdown executable from 751 to 750, because I'd like non-admin users to have no right to shutdown their Macs. Except I have the chmod error: Unable to change file ...
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Mac automatically restarts after shutdown

I was using Win 10 on my 2017 21.5" iMac before, but formatted it and installed Mac Mojave again. Here format means I've formatted the data disk as well as system disk, merged all partitions and make ...
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MacBook battery drains SIGNIFICANTLY after shut down

experts! I really hope to solve this problem as it has been drilling me for weeks now. I have a MacBook Pro 13" (2018 with Touch Bar), the A1989 model. When I shut down my Mac, the Mac shut down ...
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My MacBook Air suddenly shut down today, is there an easy way to find the associated log entry?

My old 2012 MacBook air suddenly shut down. I had the battery recently replaced by a non-Apple shop since Apple has already obsoleted this model. The battery was somewhere between 60% and 80% when ...
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macOS Catalina crashing everytime

I have a 15" mid-2015 Retina MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM. After doing a clean install for macOS Catalina, my RMBP always freezes and after a couple of seconds, it shows kernel panic message and ...
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Mac mini not autobooting after “dirty” shutdown

This Mac mini is intended to run as a kiosk, but a daily sleep/wake cycle is proving problematic with some USB devices. My plan was to use the "dirty" shutdown from the commands line to simulate a ...
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How can I cleanly start and stop VirtualBox VMs using launchd?

Does anyone have a working macOS 10.15, Catalina, shell script for cleanly starting/stopping VirtualBox VMs using launchd? It seems macOS 10.15 has broken the standard solutions you find when ...
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How can avoid to open the apps that I was using on my last session when I start the Mac?

Since I update my Mac to Catalina version, every time that I will start it, it opens the apps that I was using last time before to shutdown it. On Mojave version Mac asks me if I prefer to launch the ...
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Mac randomly tries to restart

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Catalina 10.15. It is quite temperamental. Occasionally I can work for a day with no issues. At other points it will randomly restart, which takes one ...
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iPhone will suddenly shut down repeatedly unless charged

I've had my previously-owned iPhone 5 for almost a year now and a few days ago it started to act strange. First, while charging it says it's 47%. It suddenly shuts down and then it shows that it's ...
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kernel: (AppleSMC) Previous shutdown cause: -6

I have a MacBook pro retina 13-inch, early 2015. A couple of months ago I got the "service battery notification", now my MacBook is turning off randomly, sometimes repeatedly in a short period of ...
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Catalina crashing at shutdown with this error

I have an iMac late 2012 with 24GB or RAM and 3 USB disks connected to it, all running time machine in sequence. After updating to catalina, every time I shutdown the system it takes ages to shutdown ...
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iPhone to make a sound when it shuts down due to low battery

Is there a way to have the iPhone make a sound just before it goes to sleep due to low battery (i.e. when battery goes from 1% to 0%)?
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How do I get shutdown codes using terminal in macOS

How can I use Terminal to get my shutdown codes, going back to the weekend? I'm on Mojave 10.14.6
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Shutdown prompt keeps popping up

I have a weird problem. Recently, I have noticed whenever I connect my MacBook Pro to my screen, the shutdown prompt (see picture) pops up and no matter how many times I click on "Cancel" it keeps ...
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When shutting down, how to automatically override an app prompt that interrupts the process? [duplicate]

I've scheduled a daily 1:00 AM shutdown of my MacBook but an app interrupts the process with a prompt that I need to manually answer before the shutdown can continue. How do I force an automatic ...
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Macbook not shutting down due to a stuck app

I was trying to mount my server with Osxfuse but the server was offline but the cursor turned into a colorful loading icon and I wasn't able to click anything. Was only able too move the cursor. So I ...
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How to identify the cause of a restart on MacBook Air via Console app in OS X Yosemite

Recently my MacBook Air restarted in the middle of the night and cost me some data. I understand there is a support page that tells me the possible causes, but they don't include a way to find the ...
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How can I check if my MacBook Pro is shut down without turning it back on?

Sometimes I like to shut down my Macbook Pro (e.g. if I know I won't be using it for some time and I want to save battery). Unfortuantely, I can't figure out any way to actually check that it's shut ...
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Previous shutdown cause 0 on Mac Pro 2008

'Previous shutdown cause 0' would appear to be 'power disconnected', from grg's Shutdown Causes. I would have assumed this would only apply to laptops if they ran low on battery, or a desktop if ...
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MacBook Pro immediately shuts down when disconnected from charger, auto starts when opening MacBook, even after shutdown

I am running macOS 10.14.6 on a late 2013 MacBook Pro. The system immediately shuts down when the charger is unplugged. Oddly, even after intentionally shutting down the computer, it auto-starts ...
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How to allow someone to turn off my device

the purpose of my question , I need someone to remotely turn off my device because I wont be in front of my Laptop I succeeded in giving him a terminal command to shutdown my PC osascript -e '...
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Has Apple indicated that some 2019 MacBook Pros have a fault relating to power, battery or shutdown issues?

I bought a MacBook Pro two days ago and when I was using it for the first time I noticed that when it drops below 40% (20%-40%) it shuts down with no warning and it's impossible to turn it back on ...
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Macbook Pro Mojave 10.14.6 shutdown hangs sometimes after using iMovie

ok Ive been researching this for a few months now. My mbp hangs on shutdown, meaning it reaches as far as the black screen but the keyboard is lit and its still warm. Actually itll get super hot if ...
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macOS High Sierra shutdown with no apparent reason

I was in a summer camp. I left my computer behind and had a lengthy discussion with my peers. After I've come back, I found my computer with black screen. I thought that my computer ran out of power ...
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Macbook pro restarts when gone to sleep for several hours

I have a late 2013 macbook pro running Mojave (10.14.5). When I put it to sleep for a longer period of time (it seems to happen overnight), it restarts after about 8 hours or so. I have no idea why ...
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Mac Mini server will randomly shutdown

A Mac mini at one of our customers has started to randomly shutdown, yesterday was second time in less than a month. This system hosts the customers shared folders and a Windows VM for their critical ...
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MBP shutting down during sleep

I usually put my 2018 MBP into sleep by closing the lid (without any program open) and next time I only need to open the lid and unlock with fingerprint. However, it recently got an annoying behavior ...
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Is there a way to prevent SIGKILL after SIGTERM for a daemon\agent during shutdown\restart?

i have a daemon that must be finished gracefully. It should have CUSTOM amount of time before system sends SIGKILL and kills it. Is there a possibility to do such thing on MAC?
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Apple Remote Desktop Shutdown

I am relatively new to Macs and their osascript syntax. I have a mac mini set up as a server and I am trying to use Apple Remote Desktop to send a command to one of the iMac workstations. When I send ...
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iMac won't shut down or restart

Running High Sierra 10.13.6, I tried to install Security Update 2019-003, but it would not install because the computer gets stuck (blank screen, responsive pointer) when trying to restart. Now I see ...
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macOS Mojave Shutdown cause

I am working on macOS Mojave unified logs,which are as follows: 2019-04-29 11:16:07.480418+0900 0xc2 Default 0x0 0 0 kernel: (AppleSMC) Previous shutdown cause: 5 ...
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Cannot restart, shutdown or log out

I am on 10.14.4, the same thing was happening at least on 10.14.1. Laptop: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) So the problem is if I open  "Apple Menu" in top left corner and click any of the ...
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How can I change the default delay time before automatic shutdown?

I don’t want to change the default delay time before shutting down all the time, but on occasion I want it to be 10 seconds and still show the dialog. The only documentation I could find was for ...
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Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now? [duplicate]

Unless I keep alt keyboard button pressed, the MacBook gets shutdown! After a few seconds of releasing the alt button, a message is popped up saying: Are you sure you want to shut down your ...
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Macbook turns off after a minute – not in safe mode, but in all recovery modes

Problem My friend's Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 turns off abruptly to a black screen (as far as I can tell without logs) after booting. Takes ca. 1 minute. The last thing he remembers doing ...
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How to permanently disable “reopen windows”?

I never want to login and be bombarded with the old windows I had open last time I was using my Mac. It is distracting and it is counter to my understanding that the computer is here to serve me, not ...
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iPad mini won't turn on/charge

I have had my iPad mini for a long time, and it's been having issues for the past year. Whenever I let it completely loose power, it takes forever to actually turn back on. When I have it plugged in, ...
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Why won't my new MBP actually shutdown when I click “Shutdown…” in the “apple” menu

This is related to this other question Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad. My new MacBook Pro (MBP) seems to fails to actually shutdown when clicking "Shutdown..." in the "apple"...
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After shutting down, restarting doesn't turn on screen until I unplug and replug in battery

I recently have been having some problems with my mid-2012 Macbook Pro, where after it shuts down, the screen doesn't turn on when I restart it. I have a quick fix for this, but it doesn't stay ...
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How to see if a remotely controlled Mac is powered off completely

I have an 13 inch MacBook Pro which I run with closed lid all the time over a VNC connection. To power it on, I power up the mains adapter and the energy settings on the Mac are configured so that ...
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Is it possible to skip macOS shutdown confirmation prompt?

When I am shutting down or restarting, I am getting the standard prompt. This can be disabled by using the Option key. Is it possible for skipping prompt as a default?
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My Macbook Pro often hangs up at shutdown - what should I do? [duplicate]

My system: System Version: macOS 10.13.6 (17G5019) Kernel Version: Darwin 17.7.0 Boot Volume: Macintosh HD Boot Mode: Normal Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3 ...
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How do I get my Macbook Pro back to normal and keep all my files when I'm in “macOS Recovery”?

My "Notes" app was non-responsive and lagging so I manually shut down my MacBook Pro by pressing down the off button for several seconds (It's from 2013 or older and I think I have OS X Mavericks or ...
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Mac on High Sierra won't shutdown cleanly: black screen with mouse

Similar to issue "mac book pro sierra does not shutdown stays idle with a black screen and mouse". Apple logo > Shutdown leads to black screen with mouse cursor. Stays like that for hours. Realized ...
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Computer shutdown while downloading mojave, and now there is not enough space to download

I was downloading MacOS Mojave and most of the way through, my computer shut down. Before I started downloading I had about 10GB of space on my hard disk. Now I about 6GB. How do I get rid of whatever ...