How to lower the temperature of the Mac

If you have been working with your computer for many hours, and you notice how it is heating up, in this post we are going to give you some Tricks so that your Mac does not stand out. And by the way, get the temperature of the equipment down. Using a Mac computer that is too hot can pose a risk to the equipment, since it could become damaged. So if you want to know how you can do it, this post is for you.

How to check the temperature of the Mac

When we believe that the Mac reaches temperatures that are not adequate, far beyond touching the equipment itself to check if it is hot, there is a way that we can control the internal temperatures of the equipment. This is thanks to an application called Stats, which is completely free. This works in the background and, to see the temperatures, we must do the following:

  • In the top menu bar of the Mac, click on any of the processes that we see.
  • In the upper right corner, we will see a cogwheel that we will have to press.
  • A menu will open where we will have to search the Sensors category. We activate the switch.
  • Again, in the upper menu bar, we will see that a new icon has been added. Press it, and the temperatures of the different components will appear.

Once we have the trick of knowing the internal temperatures of our computer, it is time to know what we can do to prevent the computer from protruding too much, which could cause the computer to crash.

Lower the temperature of your Mac with these tips

If we work with a portable Mac, one of the best things we can do is work on a flat surface. In this way, we will prevent the ventilation grills from being obstructed. So, even if we work with applications that are not very demanding, the computer will have enough capacity to cool itself.

Regarding the way of working, if we are on a flat surface, but it is occupied by many elements that could make it difficult for air to enter and exit, a good option is to raise the computer. If we raise the position of the equipment, we will make sure that we are not going to have obstacles that could obstruct the vents. A good way to raise it, is using bases or plinths like the one we recommend.

Working on a Mac can be demanding due to several factors. Here it is regardless of whether the computer is a portable or desktop Mac, since the criteria that will be applied will be the same. The first factor that causes a Mac to get too hot is working long hours, with the screen brightness at maximum. And if we add to that one (or several) applications that require a lot of resources, the computer will end up raising the internal temperature.

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That is why it is important not to work with 100% brightness if we are in good visibility and light conditions. In the same way, that if we notice that our computer, due to the heating, is beginning to slow down, a good idea is to close the apps that we are not using at that moment. However, there are times when we can close the apps, but the computer does not lower the temperature. That’s why it’s a good idea Go to Activity Monitor. This Mac function allows you to see, in real time, the tasks (processes and threads) that are running, both actively and in the background. This way we can control what is consuming so many resources and, if we detect it, we can stop it to lower the computer’s temperature.