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How to Force Restart MacBook

A forced restart is a common and widespread solution to Mac software problems. Even we at Saint have used this method dozens of times. In fact, a forced restart is said to be a better way to restart your phone. But it is true? The new iOS 14 came with many bugs and glitches. If you check out Apple’s discussion forum, you’ll know what we mean. Users have reported a lot of software issues. In this article, we will try to teach you how to force restart your MacBook.

How to Force Restart a Mac
How to force restart your Mac
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Despite the fact that Apple makes some of the most reliable computers, you may suffer from a frozen Mac from time to time. When this happens, apps stop responding, your cursor turns into a spinning beach ball, and your computer starts to overheat. Unlike a standard shutdown or restart, a forced shutdown shuts down your Mac without first saving files or exiting applications. This may also be referred to as a hard reset, forced reboot, or forced reboot.

How to Force Restart a Mac

If it’s just the app that’s frozen and not the operating system, hold the Option (⌥) key, then right-click the problematic app icon in the Dock and select Force Quit.
If the operating system is frozen but the mouse cursor is still responding, click the Apple () symbol in the upper left corner of the screen and select Restart. Otherwise, try holding the Control (Ctrl) key and pressing the power button. If the shutdown dialog box appears, select Restart from the available options.
On MacBooks with physical function keys (F1–F12), the power button is the button in the upper-right corner of the keyboard (if it’s an older Mac with an optical drive, it’s also the Eject button).
How to force restart your Mac
Press and hold the Command (⌘) and Control (Ctrl) keys along with the Power key (or the ‌Touch ID‌ / Eject button, depending on your Mac model) until the screen disappears and the computer restarts.

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We hope our article on how to force restart MacBook will help you and solve all your problems. Perhaps the easiest way to restart your MacBook Pro is to click on a few menus available on almost every screen on your Mac.I hope you have understood this article on How to Force Restart MacBook.

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