In the latest MacBook Pro, Apple has disabled its signature Startup Chime, and some users are confused as to why the developer has removed it. Fortunately, the startup tone is there in the system, but it requires a little effort to enable it. The company has disabled the tone, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be activated again. By digging into the system and some efforts, you can restore the classic Mac Startup Chime.
There is an important requirement for the startup sound, but it is majorly essential for professional users. So if you are regular or average user, you can ignore the disabled Startup Chime. But being a professional, you may need to follow the steps to correctly and effortlessly enable or restore the Classic Mac Startup Chime.
Here’s how to restore the classic Mac startup chime
- Go to Launchpad and click on Other.
- Now, select and open Terminal from the menu.
- When Terminal is open, enter the following command – sudo nvram BootAudio=%01.
- You will see Terminal is asking you to provide your system password.
- Enter the password to Terminal.
- To return to the silent boot mode, you will need to enter the command in order to enable the silent boot mode in your MacBook.
- Type sudo nvram BootAudio=%00.
- You can also disable the Auto Boot Functionality with a command line if you want to return to the older appearance.
- Type sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00.
- But the Auto Boot can be restored again if you type – “sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03” command line in Terminal.
Remember, the startup sound has some functional uses. You hear the startup sound when the operating system finds all that all the important components are working fine. During the boot up, MacOS runs a quick diagnostic and check if the important components are fine or not. The startup tone indicates that the Mac system will boot normally without having any bug problems. As the Startup Chime is essential for professional users, still it is not useful for average users. Even though you anyone can enable or disable the Startup Chime in their MacBook by using the commands.