Questions tagged [shutdown]

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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Big Sur wont shut down cleanly

On a 2020 Macbook Pro. Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B29). Rebooting or shutting down my machine. All the apps close the dock disappears leaving the desktop background. A stick white spinner appears in the middle ...
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Guarantee/force remote shutdown

Situation: a mac running 10.14, accessed from a Windows laptop via TeamViewer remote desktop software. Problem: sometimes apps will prevent shutdown. "Xcode interrupted shutdown" or similar. ...
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Macbook Pro 2016, shuts down when moved

This started today, and it scares the hell out of me. I thought the shutdowns were random, but I can easily trigger one by just moving the macbook. They aren't quite shutdowns: the screen goes black, ...
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My MacBook Pro makes three beeps during updating

I would like to find out what caused my problem. A few days ago, I decided to upgrade my MacBook Pro to High Sierra, and somewhere in the beginning of the process, the computer suddenly shut down and ...
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MacOS logging out after some idle time

Since the last update around 2020-10-10, MacOS started to log out when being idle. For instance, after I come from lunch, all apps are shut down or show the quit confirmation. I went to the Energy ...
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Identify which user or process initiated normal shutdown?

I'd like to identify why (who, what) showdown my MacBook Pro while it was left unattended. Some unsaved work was lost. It is fairly likely that a careless admin script was run through some automated ...
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mac mini shuts down seconds after logging in

so as my title says my Mac mini mid 2010 (Yosemite) boots up, shows the login screen, I enter my password, then after some seconds it dies. it also happens in safe mode or when I try the Internet ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 randomly shuts down screen goes black

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro running Catalina. Recently my computer just went black -- and I could restart it easily enough. It was as though it went to sleep. I could restore the windows and apps ...
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2010 White MacBook won't shut down; restarts instead

I have ave a 2010 White MacBook 7,1 Core2Duo; bought used. I installed a previously unused HDD. I increased the memory to 4GB RAM. There are only three non-Apple apps, Citrix, Dropbox, Opera. It ...
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Previous shutdown cause: -59

My MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019) keeps on shutting down overnight. When I come to it in the morning and try to turn it on, it takes at least 10 seconds of holding the power button to turn it on. ...
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Mac battery is not working properly

my lapop just went into shut down at 100%. i plugged it in and powered it on and their is a really loud fan noise and now it wont show battery percent at top of screen and in energy saver it says ...
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MacBook 7,1 randomly shutting down (shutdown cause -102)

I have a MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) and sometimes it randomly shuts down. This only happens when I am doing something very resource intensive (like gaming). After the shutdown I can use my Mac for "...
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Mac OS disable shutdown prevention when user is logged in

At our office, there are tons of different users who use the same Macs running High Sierra over the course of a day. Unfortunately, sometimes people forget to log out after they've used those ...
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Iphone X randomly shuts down and keeps restarting and is hard to turn on afterwarss

I have an iphone X for 3 years maybe now (bought it after a few months from release) after a few months from buying it, if i remember correctly in summer, it shut down suddenly and kept restarting ...
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Macbook Pro Retina (mid-2014) shutdowns with -128 code

I have a Mid 2014 Macbook Pro, which was just serviced at Apple (battery replacement). While they were replacing the battery they cocked up the main board with CPU, RAM etc and replaced that for free. ...
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Macbook Pro 16" shuts down after a while in sleep mode

I have a 2020 16-inch Macbook Pro running macOS 10.15.5. Recently, it has started shutting down after it's been in sleep mode for a while. This happens quite often and is annoying because I have to ...
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iPhone X shutting down after a few minutes

I have a iPhone X and I have taken good care of it so far, yesterday I was using it when it went pitch black. I pressed the side button until the Apple logo appeared and it worked again. It worked ...
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Screen flashes while shutting down

While shutting down MacBook, I got a flash on the screen for really short amount of time, but it's noticeable. Is it normal behaviour or there is something wrong with it? It happens only while ...
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MBP 2019 automatically turning on when a key is pressed

So basically what happens on my MBP 2019 is that after I turn it off and I press a key, it automatically turns on (when I say turn off I mean shut down). So basically after I accidentally press a key ...
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Can not open various softwares after plugging in an HDMI dummy on my Macbook Pro( mid 2014)

Here is my specs My problem started a long time ago where my Macbook Pro keep randomly shutting down. I searched online and find a solution here I followed the advice of the first answer and ...
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Does the command `reboot` hurt a Mac computer?

Does the command reboot (used in Terminal) hurt the computer? Because it is almost like pulling the power cord, which is not a recommended way to power down a computer.
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Macbook Pro keeps shutting down even when magsafe is plugged [duplicate]

I have MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2014 with Catalina installed. Initially my Mac is randomly shut down and later it shutdown every time I logged on to the Mac. It will display the desktop for a few ...
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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 - 15" - Random Shutdown

I am facing a random shutdown on my Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 - 15" laptop. I am using Mojave and I already deleted this extension AppleThunderboltNHI.kext. Today after random shut down I get this ...
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Reduce output volume on shutdown [duplicate]

Running Mojave 10.14.6. I'd like to alter my output volume upon shutdown, so that it when it starts it's always at the same volume (20%). This would make the "DAHHH!" sound more pleasant, but it's ...
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Is it safe to leave the iMac turned off for months at a time?

Is it safe to leave your iMac turned off for months at a time? I haven’t used it for a while, and won’t be using it for some time while in lockdown. Will it be ok performance wise? Thanks
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Mac freeze and shutdown randomly

Since months my mac shutdown at random moments , i couldn't find any specific app that made it. Can you guys help me ? = ( Also my mail keep opening randomly , i saw that it's about google calendar ...
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MacBook Pro 13-inch, Late 2013, shuts down as soon as it gets to lock screen

I've been using my macbook for a long time without disconnecting the charger and usually put on the sleep mode instead of shutting it down. One day randomly it shut down out of nowhere and wouldn't ...
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2008 Mac Pro 3,1 freezes upon adding USB devices

On my 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 it will turn off and have to be restarted when adding a usb ext drive. It has even turned off when plugging in a wired Apple mouse as well. It does this in either front or ...
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Can't relaunch/use finder on a 2019 MacBook Pro

The finder app on my new 2019 MacBook Pro is unresponsive and if I relaunch it then nothing happens. It's a newer MacBook and thus the power button is the touch ID button. I tried to power off the ...
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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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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: “watchdog timeout: no checkins from watchdogd”

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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