Restarting your Mac is a simple yet essential task that can help you resolve various software issues and update your system. While restarting your Mac with the mouse is straightforward, you can also use your keyboard to restart it quickly and efficiently. In this guide, we’ll show you how to restart your Mac with a keyboard, including specific instructions for restarting a MacBook Air, force restarting a MacBook Pro, and starting in Safe Mode.
How to Restart Mac Air with Keyboard
Restarting your MacBook Air is just as easy as restarting any other Mac model with a keyboard, but the key combination is slightly different. Here’s how to restart your MacBook Air using only your keyboard:
Step 1: Press and hold the Control key on your keyboard.
Step 2: While holding the Control key, press the top-right key on the keyboard that has a power icon on it. This key is also known as the power button.
Step 3: Keep holding the Control key until the dialogue box appears on your screen.
Step 4: In the dialogue box, select the “Restart” option to restart your MacBook Air.
And that’s it! You have successfully restarted your MacBook Air with your keyboard. Remember that this key combination is specific to the MacBook Air model and may not work on other Mac models.
How to Force Restart MacBook Pro
Sometimes, your MacBook Pro may freeze or become unresponsive, and a normal restart may not work. In such cases, you can force restart your MacBook Pro to resolve the issue. Here’s how to force restart your MacBook Pro:
Step 1: Press and hold the Command + Control + Power buttons on your keyboard.
Step 2: Keep holding these buttons until your MacBook Pro restarts.
Step 3: Release the buttons once you see the Apple logo or hear the startup sound.
And that’s it! Your MacBook Pro should now restart and be responsive again. Keep in mind that force restarting your MacBook Pro may cause you to lose unsaved data, so make sure to save any important work before resorting to a force restart.
If you find that force restarting your MacBook Pro doesn’t solve the issue, you may need to seek further assistance from an Apple Support representative or a certified technician.