smcFanControl
smcFanControl
2.6
4.0
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smcFanControl free download for Mac

smcFanControl

Version 2.6

Control Intel Mac fans to make them run cooler.

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

Updated on Oct 17 2016

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.

Information

License

Free

Size

1.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.eidac.de/

Downloads

3560781

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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Performance
Design
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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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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
avrlara
avrlara
Feb 8 2021
2.6
5.0
Feb 8 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
Works great. Worked great on my Macbook early-2008, worked great with all OSX updates until my computer could not be updated anymore so I bought a mid-2015, updated to Big Sut and SMC Fan Control keeps working great.
joseluislorenzoflores1
joseluislorenzoflores1
Feb 3 2021
2.6
3.0
Feb 3 2021
3.0
Version: 2.6
It is a good application, with an easy and intuitive interface to use, but it has several flaws. First: The program when I leave the mac to sleep or turn it off stops working and I have to manually reopen it. Second: I have seen that the program does not show you the real speed of your fans, it limits the speed but other programs do not like Macs Fan Control. That is all.
gaiamie
gaiamie
Aug 24 2020
2.6
5.0
Aug 24 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
excellent, simply shows rpms and system temp in menu bar, highly recommended.
moltar222
moltar222
Aug 23 2020
2.6
5.0
Aug 23 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
Well, I put a new HDD in a 2011 iMac, then I realized the lack of a sensor/signal from the drive made the fans blast on max constantly. So, this software fixed it, for free! And yea, it asks for the user password constantly. But, I am thinking once it auto launches at bootup, I should not really have to touch it again.
john-giallanza
john-giallanza
May 10 2020
2.6
5.0
May 10 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
I used this ten years ago and it worked great. I used it today in 2020 and it's still a great app. Thanks!!
narasimhamoorthyladdagiri
May 6 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
No compromise in giving 5 rate, Where as it doesn't work as expected in Catalina. Can you kindly provide the any script to run or any alternative for this issue to fix. Could help a lot. Tx
enersoldnah
enersoldnah
May 4 2020
2.6
5.0
May 4 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
Great app for Imac stays cool
gengaoxiang
gengaoxiang
Mar 27 2020
2.6
1.0
Mar 27 2020
1.0
Version: 2.6
This stupid software keeps asking me to type in my password all the time! Really annoying!
kozmeljozbej
kozmeljozbej
Feb 4 2020
2.6
5.0
Feb 4 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
its year 2020 and it still works great on my iMac. Cools it down pretty fast.
colley
colley
Jan 30 2020
2.6
5.0
Jan 30 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
Saved my overheating MacBook Air - Thanks!
ibouracine
ibouracine
Jan 12 2020
2.6
0.0
Jan 12 2020
0.0
Version: 2.6
Hello
paulc1061
paulc1061
Dec 18 2019
2.6
5.0
Dec 18 2019
5.0
Version: 2.6
Simply brilliant ! Brought a new life to a VERY expensive, top-of-the-line mid-2012 MacBook Pro which should had been part of a clearly articulated recall for flawed and faulty motherboard, using a cheap, underpowered PCI chip. I still encounter ocassional booting issues, but the laptop is back in action.
diegozagalia
diegozagalia
Nov 22 2019
2.6
1.0
Nov 22 2019
1.0
Version: 2.6
I installed this current version on my old Macbook Pro 2009 El Capitan and I just can't change the cooler temperature at all, and it only stays at 4000rpm. Lucky I have a saved old version that I was able to reinstall. I have been using this program for a few good years and I hope you will correct this problem.
andpavan88
andpavan88
Oct 29 2019
2.6
0.0
Oct 29 2019
0.0
Version: 2.6
what happens when we quit the app? will our Mac go back to the normal software which control the fan or this is the only software which control our fans. what if I quit thus app and use my Mac.is thus gonna effeec.
zmg2059
zmg2059
Sep 15 2019
2.6
5.0
Sep 15 2019
5.0
Version: 2.6
Worked well on my 2015 Macbook Pro. My computer started getting really hot lately due to a number of programs I am running for a school project. I cleaned the fans but nothing worked to keep the temp down. I can control each fan separately and there is an ability to change the modes for higher fan speed for when I am running on batter, on log-in and when charging. Simple and well done.
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