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smcFanControl for Mac

Control Intel Mac fans to make them run cooler.

Free
In English
Version 2.6
4.0
Based on 188 user rates

smcFanControl overview

smcFanControl controls the fans of every Intel Mac to make it run cooler.

smcFanControl lets the user set the minimum speed of the build-in fans. So you can increase your minimum fan speed to make your Intel Mac run cooler. However in order not to damage your machines smcFanControl doesn't let you set minimum speed to a value below Apple's defaults.

What’s new in version 2.6

Version 2.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

New
  • Added french localization
  • Updated sparkle updater
  • smcFanControl now requires macOS 10.7 or higher
Fixed
  • Crash on Macbook 12"
  • Invisible text on macOS Sierra "Dark mode

FAQ

SMCFan Control is not working. What should I do?
Shutdown your Mac >>> Hold down Shift + Control + Option + Power button for 5 seconds >>> Notice the light on the mac charger change in colors >>> Log back in >>> SMC Fan Control should be fixed.
How to turn off SMCFan Control?
Open the ​Finder​, click on ​Applications in the sidebar. Scroll to locate smcFanControl, drag its icon to the ​Trash​. You can also right-click on the app and select "​Move to Trash". Then right-click the "​Trash" icon and choose "​​Empty Trash" to uninstall.
How to manually adjust the speed of Mac fans?
Launch the app, click on the “Custom” button, manually adjust the speed of the Mac fans. You can do this based on either a constant RPM value or a sensor-based temperature value.

smcFanControl for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.6
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What customer like

Performance
Design
User Experience

What needs improvements

Customization

smcFanControl qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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4.0

(240 Reviews of smcFanControl)

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  • User Ratings

adamwittert
adamwittert
Jan 18 2022
2.6
0.0
Jan 18 2022
0.0
Version: 2.6
Thanks so much for the software and the sharing guys! Loving it
henryw07
henryw07
Oct 16 2021
2.6
5.0
Oct 16 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
Works great on my M1 13" Macbook Pro. I use this app to force the fans to turn on when the laptop gets warm. Without it, the OS lets the laptop get very warm and doesn't kick on the fans.
mp969696
mp969696
Sep 22 2021
2.6
1.0
Sep 22 2021
1.0
Version: 2.6
This was the first fan control app I ran on my 2009 imacs. I only found it useful for monitoring the temperature, as it seemed to have many glitches when actually trying to control fan speed. Usually it did not work at all.
dickhyoung
dickhyoung
May 30 2021
2.6
0.0
May 30 2021
0.0
Version: 2.6
I really liked this app on my 2013 and 2017 MacBook Airs, but it's not working at all on my 2020 MacBook Air M1.
HarperHunt
HarperHunt
May 12 2021
2.6
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
I love this app. Bypassed me from many troubles
neil-77
neil-77
Oct 23 2023
2.6
5.0
Oct 23 2023
5.0
Version: 2.6
apichaiada
apichaiada
Jun 9 2022
2.6
5.0
Jun 9 2022
5.0
Version: 2.6
henryw07
henryw07
Oct 16 2021
2.6
5.0
Oct 16 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
mp969696
mp969696
Sep 22 2021
2.6
1.0
Sep 22 2021
1.0
Version: 2.6
iAziz
iAziz
Sep 5 2021
2.6
5.0
Sep 5 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
douglasmark
douglasmark
May 15 2021
2.6
5.0
May 15 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
HarperHunt
HarperHunt
May 12 2021
2.6
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
avrlara
avrlara
Feb 8 2021
5.0
Feb 8 2021
5.0
Version: null
joseluislorenzoflores1
Feb 3 2021
3.0
Version: null
gaiamie
gaiamie
Aug 24 2020
5.0
Aug 24 2020
5.0
Version: null
moltar222
moltar222
Aug 23 2020
5.0
Aug 23 2020
5.0
Version: null
nagilani
nagilani
Jun 26 2020
1.0
Jun 26 2020
1.0
Version: null
john-giallanza
john-giallanza
May 10 2020
5.0
May 10 2020
5.0
Version: null
narasimhamoorthyladdagiri
May 6 2020
5.0
Version: null
enersoldnah
enersoldnah
May 4 2020
5.0
May 4 2020
5.0
Version: null
gengaoxiang
gengaoxiang
Mar 27 2020
1.0
Mar 27 2020
1.0
Version: null
kozmeljozbej
kozmeljozbej
Feb 4 2020
5.0
Feb 4 2020
5.0
Version: null
colley
colley
Jan 30 2020
5.0
Jan 30 2020
5.0
Version: null
paulc1061
paulc1061
Dec 18 2019
5.0
Dec 18 2019
5.0
Version: null
diegozagalia
diegozagalia
Nov 22 2019
1.0
Nov 22 2019
1.0
Version: null
zmg2059
zmg2059
Sep 15 2019
5.0
Sep 15 2019
5.0
Version: null
fangfan001
fangfan001
Jun 6 2019
3.5
Jun 6 2019
3.5
Version: null
raelcohen
raelcohen
Apr 4 2019
2.0
Apr 4 2019
2.0
Version: null
Petersphilo
Petersphilo
Aug 29 2018
5.0
Aug 29 2018
5.0
Version: null
heri-margiyanto
heri-margiyanto
Aug 26 2018
4.5
Aug 26 2018
4.5
Version: null
ackerrj
ackerrj
Jul 17 2018
5.0
Jul 17 2018
5.0
Version: null
Xpuserpjc
Xpuserpjc
Mar 31 2018
4.5
Mar 31 2018
4.5
Version: null
jaywerner
jaywerner
Feb 22 2018
5.0
Feb 22 2018
5.0
Version: null
lmtails
lmtails
Jan 31 2018
4.5
Jan 31 2018
4.5
Version: null
mcnallydave
mcnallydave
Jan 1 2018
3.5
Jan 1 2018
3.5
Version: null
uzapucax
uzapucax
Oct 28 2017
2.5
Oct 28 2017
2.5
Version: null
djrafa1
djrafa1
Sep 25 2017
2.5
Sep 25 2017
2.5
Version: null
nickeltabs
nickeltabs
Sep 25 2017
5.0
Sep 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
MaximMel
MaximMel
Aug 26 2017
4.5
Aug 26 2017
4.5
Version: null
gaya71
gaya71
Aug 23 2017
4.5
Aug 23 2017
4.5
Version: null
kawuaso
kawuaso
Aug 10 2017
4.5
Aug 10 2017
4.5
Version: null
johngibson-1
johngibson-1
Jul 28 2017
2.0
Jul 28 2017
2.0
Version: null
qualitytechnos
qualitytechnos
Jun 7 2017
4.0
Jun 7 2017
4.0
Version: null
violin-vanderlei
violin-vanderlei
Apr 10 2017
5.0
Apr 10 2017
5.0
Version: null
peppe-parrino
peppe-parrino
Feb 8 2017
2.0
Feb 8 2017
2.0
Version: null