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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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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 ...
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"No bootable device…” after unplanned empty battery shutdown

The MacBook Pro has suddenly shutdown (battery went out) while I am doing Boot Camp to Windows besides macOS. Now there's a big black and white message "No bootable device..." I can't do anything, I ...
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iMac with bootcamp windows 10 reboots 3 seconds after shutdown (no fastboot, no wol)

Hello I recently purchased iMac so I tried to set up things so that I can remove my old windows desktop away and still be able to use both Mac OS and Windows If I shutdown from Windows, it boots up ...
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[solved]Macbook pro MGXA2 draining battery on SHUTDOWN

I have a macbook pro 15" late 2014, I've got a problem: battery draining when shutdown (not sleep). 2018-11-17 12:47:31 +0700 Wake DarkWake to FullWake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to UserActivity ...
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Macbook pro “13” mid 2010 battery not holding charge. [duplicate]

Macbook pro “13” mid 2010 shutdown after removing the megasafe charger. . . Any help will be appriciated.
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How to prevent “Do you want to terminate running processes” window when shutting down?

When I have running processes on my terminal and I try to shutdown Mac, I get this window: I want all running processes to terminate automatically when I shut down my Mac without being prompted the ...
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Random keyboard input on shutdown will power up Macbook Pro

I am using a 2018 15" Macbook Pro (MR932). It is the base model for the 15". My mac is on Mojave (OS X 10.14). After I shut down my mac, any random key input will switch my mac back on. I have tried ...
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Macbook Air: shutdown on 50% battery

Target machine: MacBook Air, 13-inch, early 2014, MacOS Sierra 10.12.6, used for 4 years very carefully without any problems. Battery has only 70 cycles, condition reported as "Normal", and still ...
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Can't restart Mac: Finder not responding or «not open anymore» & other culprits

First-timer here. I have been experiencing several serious-looking problems with my MacBook (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5, model MacBookPro10,1: Mid 2012 Retina, 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD) for a while now, the ...
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Why did my Mac restart?

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14 on a 2018 13" MacBook Pro. This morning, to my surprise it was turned off. In /Library⁩/Logs⁩/DiagnosticReports⁩ I see a file called shutdown_stall_2018-10-20-...
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MacBook Air 13 (mid 2012) shuts down at 50% battery without warning, SMC chip broken? [duplicate]

Some weeks ago I bought a second hand MacBook Air. The MacBook Air runs fine but always shuts down without any warning at around 40-50% in battery mode. After restarting battery is at 0%. First I ...
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Mid 2012 MacBook Pro randomly shuts down several times within minutes

My mid-2012 Macbook Pro has been shutting down several times in the past 2-3 days, with the last two times happening now and a couple of minutes ago. Originally I thought that the motherboard could be ...
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Unexpected shut downs on MacBook Air '15 with code -128

I have a MacBook Air, Early 2015, running macOS Mojave. Over the last 2 weeks, it has been unexpectedly shutting down and rebooting over varied time periods. Upon checking the shutdown logs, I found ...
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How can I delete all network users on startup or shutdown?

I want to run this script before any student logs into the computers daily. #!/bin/sh mv /Users/admin /admin wait $pid mv /Users/Shared /Shared wait $pid rm -rf /Users/* wait $pid mv /admin /...
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What is the safest way to shut down a Mac which is stuck at the screensaver?

I use a MacBook Pro for work. According to my workplace's policy, when I leave my desk, I lock the screen. There's a bug in MacOS High Sierra where sometimes when I come back and unlock the screen, ...
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Cannot shut down computer due to app not responding

I have a 2012-ish MBP and I am using it to develop iOS apps using Xcode. This app stops responding relatively frequently, but usually I can just force quit it and open it again. However, this time I ...
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My Shut Down menu is partially in English

After macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2, my Shut Down menu changed from Dutch to English, but only partially:  I tried adding and removing Dutch and English in the Language & ...
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Automatic shutdown

While trying to cancel an automatic shutdown, I used the following inTerminal: * * * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now Most probably I entered it within: crontab -e Hoping that by not giving any time the ...
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High Sierra: non-black screen on shutdown

since at least a month, but not on every instance, my 2016 MBP with 10.13.5 will show something instead of the usual black screen with spinning white wheel while shutting down. It can be one of the ...
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Upgraded a retina SSD, now I get random crashes/shutdowns with code 3. Why?

I recently upgraded an early-2015 13" Macbook Pro (A1502) from a 128GB SSD to a 256GB ssd. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the original drive to an external 500GB, then booted off of that and ...
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Possible consequences of forced shut down

System specs: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2,9 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 ...
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Bad master directory block error (shutdown cause -60) and random restarts without other symptoms

Folks, On my 8 year-old 2010 MacBook Pro, I started getting a bunch of random shutdowns starting about a week ago. I reinstalled High Sierra after the first few, but I'm still getting them. Terminal ...
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How to shut down an iPad stuck on the Apple logo?

Having an iPad stuck on the Apple logo, I cannot find a way to shut it down. When holding down both the top "Power" button and the "Home" buttons, the iPad goes to black screen, but starts again even ...
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MacBooks randomly restarting at same time: virus or forced software update?

At about 8:50 PDT this morning, 2 out of 3 MacBooks in our household restarted at the same time (about 1 minute apart). What happened is I left the room for about 5 minutes, and when I came back I saw ...
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Cannot force quit an application, which is not listed in processes but wont let computer shut down

I was running a computationally intensive code from Rstudio, and it stopped responding. I used forcequit on the app, and tried to restart my computer. Although Rstudio wont show on ps -ax, mac refuses ...
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Shut down system without superuser permission

The following command causes an immediate system sleep pmset sleepnow Trying to shutdown system with pmset $ pmset shutdown Usage: pmset <options> See pmset(1) for details: 'man pmset' ...
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Computer shutting down (dirty) randomly

Everyday when I come back to my system it will be shutoff no matter what I do, if I log out, it'll be shutdown, if I restart it will be shutdown. A grep through the log files shows me this: 2018-03-...
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MacBook Pro tries to shutdown every X hours

My Macbook Pro is trying to shutdown itself every X amount of hours, is there a way to check in the logs what process is triggering the shutdown process? I can see the following in the logs, but not ...
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Random shutdowns, Macbook Pro Early 2008

Hi all my Macbook Pro Early 2008 randomly shuts off and leaves this in the console, 2018-03-21 2:11:35.000 PM kernel[0]: Previous shutdown cause: -81 I cannot find any information about -81. I have ...
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How to determine cause of Shutdown/Restart in MBP 2010 (7,1)? [duplicate]

Trying to determine cause of shutdown/restart on my Macbook 7,1 (mid 2010). I have attached a photo of the terminal log pending a restart. I recently had a CD get jammed in the SuperDrive but intend ...
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Shutdown Script in macOS / RAM Disk Backup

I'm attempting to create a shutdown script in macOS (10.11) - that is, a script that runs at shutdown, not a script that shut's down the Mac. The linux "rc" system is not present in macOS. I've ...
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Did the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update change power related settings?

I have noticed that after installing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update if I plug my Macbook into wall power and walk away and it reaches 100% it'll automatically turn itself off. Did ...
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Mac Pro (2018) Boot/Update/Shutdown Issues (Blackscreen and “macOs coud not be installed on your computer”

I'm facing multiple Boot/Update/Shutdown issues with my Mac Pro (2018) 1) Mac gets stuck on a black screen while shutting down (no cursor or UI elements visible) 2) Mac doesn't boot on it's system ...
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Random shutdowns that look like kernel panic

But with no sign of kernel panic in the console. The screen just turns black all of a sudden, but the backlight stays on. After up to 10 seconds, it shuts down completely. People I talked to over ...
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MacBook hangs on shutdown. It shows a progress spinner on black background. (Verbose printout included)

I have a macbook air 1.4 Core i5 with macOS sierra. It hangs every time I shut it down. Thus, I cannot update it to high sierra. Using command+v I was able to screenshot the printout during the ...
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Is there an index / explanation for Shutdown cause -63 in the system log?

I am using MacBookPro12,1 (early 2015 model) and it restarts randomly without any warning. In the log, I found this: 2017-12-14 20:51:50 Previous shutdown cause: 5 2017-12-15 10:37:31 Previous ...
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macOS: How to force hibernate, shut down, and restore

I want to Write the current state of macOS to /private/var/vm/sleepimage immediately before shutting down Power on my Mac again and boot into my Boot Camp Windows partition (by holding opt at boot) ...
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Disable Launchd based daemon sudden termination upon shutdown

I'm running my own daemon under macOS Sierra and High-Sierra, and get unexpected behavior upon shutdown. according to the manual of daemon life cycle, it says that ... If the system is being shut ...
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Shutdown Cause: -102

My mid 2009 15" Macbook Pro (2.53 Ghz) has recently been shutting down at random. Doesn't matter if plugged into battery or not. Terminal has diagnosed the shutdown cause as -102 (there are also a ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina mid 2014 random shutdowns [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2014, macOS 10.13.1) shuts down randomly. It shuts down suddenly when on battery It shuts down a little more rare when connected to AC It works almost fine when ...
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How graceless is shutdown?

Shutting down the machine from the command line with e.g. shutdown -h seems as if it would not be particularly graceful, but on a scale of "Pulling the power cord out of the wall" to "Going through ...
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Is it safe to force shutdown a mac while booting?

So I have the 2015 "13 MacBook so I read some articles to update firmware by holding the power button so i tried to try it for fun but I misunderstood the article and I held the power button while my ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" (Early 2013) randomly shuts down

I've been having issues with my MacBook Pro randomly shutting down for about 2 weeks now. I tried taking it to a local Apple reseller and here's what they told me: The main cause of my problem was ...
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How do I switch off/shutdown an iPhone with a broken power button?

The title says it all. I have an iPhone 7 with a broken power switch. Just now I needed to switch off my iPhone, but realised I can't because the switch is no good. I did ask Siri to do it for me, but ...
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MacBook Pro randomly shuts off

After returning home, I'll take my MacBook Pro out of my bag and plug it in. However, it will often be shut off (never occurred before macOS High Sierra). Obviously, this is a chore, but there seems ...
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How to fix hang during shutdown of OSX Sierra

My MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Early 2013, running Sierra 10.12.6 has a long standing issue where everytime I reboot (for many months now), it hangs during shutdown with a spinning icon near end of ...