Ready to feel nostalgic? If you've bought a new MacBook ($1,820 at QVC) in the last few years, you may have noticed how quietly it turns on. It's not because of some fancy new fans or hardware inside -- rather, Apple did away with the classic Mac startup chime in late 2016.
But if you're missing the chime, there's an easy way to turn it back on.
Inspired by the post, Mr. Macintosh discovered turning on the startup sound is just a quick change in the system settings.
To bring the chime back to your Mac, open the Terminal app on your computer. Start up the Mac's Spotlight feature by pressing Command and the Space Bar at the same time. Type "Terminal," and then when the app is highlighted, press Return.
Once Terminal loads, type or paste in the following command:
sudo nvram StartupMute=%00
Press Return when it's entered.
You'll then be asked to enter your user password (it's the same password you use to log into your Mac). You won't see anything while you type. That's by design. Press Return after entering your password.
Now reboot your Mac and listen. Fun, right?
If you decide later that you no longer want the chime, open Terminal and enter the following command to turn it off:
sudo nvram StartupMute=%01
The next time you power up your Mac, the sound will be gone.
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