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Macs Fan Control
Macs Fan Control
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Macs Fan Control

Monitor and control your computer's fans.

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Macs Fan Control overview

Macs Fan Control allows you to monitor and control almost any aspect of your computer's fans, with support for controlling fan speed, temperature sensors pane, menu-bar icon, and autostart with system option.

  • Software solution to noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement, or overheating problems like those found on a MacBook Pro
  • Set any constant value to any fan (e.g., minimum)
  • Control fan speed in relation to a temperature sensor (e.g., 3rd party HDD)
  • Real-time monitoring of fan speeds and temperatures
  • Solve overheating problems like those found on a MacBook Pro
  • Solve noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement
  • Works on all Macs, both Intel & Apple Silicon
How to control your Mac fans
  • Download and install Macs Fan Control from MacUpdate.
  • Launch the app and you will then have access to the fans and be able to see the temperatures of the components inside your Mac.
  • Under "Control" click "Custom" and you can then use a slider to change the fan control on your Mac".
With Pro version you get extra features (custom fan presets), priority customer support and confidence in future updates and improvements.

What’s new in version 1.5.13

Updated on Jun 22 2022

New:
  • Enable optional dock icon (can be turned on/off in preferences)
Improved:
  • Remove 'always on top' behaviour
  • Simplify sharing technical info & screenshot from the app
  • Portuguese, Czech, Japanese and Korean translations update
Fixed:
  • Fixed regression bug with fan spinning in sleep mode on some iMac models
  • Fixed crash on macOS 10.13 when clicking the menu bar icon
View older Macs Fan Control updates

Information

License

Free

Size

22.1 MB

Downloads

778284

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later

FAQ

How to install Macs Fan Control
  1. Download the Macs Fan application.
  2. Look in your Downloads folder with Finder and locate the Zip file.
  3. Double click on the Zip file and extract the app.
  4. Drag the Mac Fans Control app to the folder of your choice, such as applications.
  5. The app is now installed, and you can run it by clicking on the icon.
How does Macs Fan Control Work
Macs Fan Control works by controlling the speed of your Mac’s fan controllers. These are electronic devices that are built into the motherboard of your Mac. These fan controllers are normally coupled to a thermal sensor which increases the fan speed when the temperature of the system increases. Macs Fan Controller has direct access to the fan controllers and allows you to manually set the desired speeds that you want.
How to set up Macs Fan Control
  1. You must first install the Macs Fan Control app.
  2. Open the Macs Fan Control app.
  3. Once the app is open you can select a constant RPM value for each fan, or a temperature-based speed.
  4. Once you have established how fast you would like your fans to run you can hide the app to the menu bar so that it can continue to run in the background.
Is Macs Fan Control Safe
Macs Fan Control has been available for a long time and is used extensively by Mac users. The vast majority of users have no issues with using the app, and it is indeed very safe to use. Having said that, it is important that users understand that lowering the fan speed of a device can make it run hotter than the manufacturer recommends.
What are the normal settings for Macs Fan Control
Once you have downloaded the Macs Fan Control app and launch it for the first time you will see that the app uses the auto setting for your fans. This is the default system setting, so you can start adjusting the fans for yourself once you are ready to start tweaking by clicking on the Custom button in the app.
Which temperature to look at Macs Fan Control
The primary temperature of concern in any desktop, laptop or computer is the CPU temperature. Macs are no different. The CPU0, CPU1 and CPU Proximity Sensors are very important to keep within the specified temperature rating by the manufacturer. The GPU, Battery and Ambient temperatures are also important to monitor as each component has a preferred temperature range where they run at their most efficient.
How to turn off Macs Fan Control
From inside the application simply close it like you would close any other app by clicking the red icon of the application window. If this does not kill the application, or if the application is unresponsive, then press Cmd + OPTION + Escape to open the Force Quit utility. Once the pop up appears, select Force Quite to close Macs Fan Control.
How to uninstall Macs Fan Control
Open Finder and then click on Applications on the left-hand side of the window. Locate the Macs Fan Control icon in that windows and then drag it to the Trash icon in the bottom right of your desktop. Next, open the Finder menu and select Empty Trash. This will permanently delete the item. Macs Fan Control is now uninstalled from your system.
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What customer like

Performance
Stability
Value

What needs improvements

Social media integration
Privacy
Support

Macs Fan Control qualities

Value
4.9
Ease of use
4.9
Features
4.8
Reliability
4.9
Customer support
4.7
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lloydnwag
lloydnwag
Jul 1 2022
1.5.13
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Jul 1 2022
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Great product!!!
leozardo85
leozardo85
Jun 28 2022
1.5.13
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Jun 28 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
Excelente, muito obrigado.
aguedeney
aguedeney
Jun 23 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Jun 23 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
Solid and stable on older intel mbp - never had a problem
carlos-e-herrera-j
carlos-e-herrera-j
Jun 21 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Jun 21 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
Excellent app from Mac and windows
iglesiasss
iglesiasss
Jun 8 2022
1.5.12
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Jun 8 2022
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Version: 1.5.12
App muito util. Parabens! Recomendo!
mrravel124
mrravel124
Jun 6 2022
1.5.12
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This is a really good app 100% recommend this app
andr290606
andr290606
May 31 2022
1.5.12
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May 31 2022
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So-o useful. Keep my MacBook Pro cool.
jolupara
jolupara
May 30 2022
1.5.12
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May 30 2022
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muy buena aplicación, para mantener fresca mi MacBook Pro recomendado
zemlitozli
zemlitozli
May 24 2022
1.5.12
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May 24 2022
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Simply, functional, very good App.
dedemoris
dedemoris
May 24 2022
1.5.12
5.0
May 24 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.12
Fantástico programa, especialmente para quem usa o Bootcamp no imac. Essencial!
joaocarlosfc
joaocarlosfc
May 17 2022
1.5.12
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May 17 2022
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fantástico programa ajuda imenso a manter o equipamento em temperatura media de trabalho
zhayes
zhayes
May 14 2022
1.5.12
5.0
May 14 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.12
I've used the free version for nearly 4 years with zero complaints. Its essential to me now and will purchase it very soon.
maximusmaximmaks
maximusmaximmaks
May 10 2022
1.5.12
5.0
May 10 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.12
Скачал программу все нравится , теперь сам регулирую обороты своего куллера
zhuopengpeng
zhuopengpeng
May 10 2022
1.5.12
5.0
May 10 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.12
a tool that is both simple and ez to use.
carlos-e-herrera-j
carlos-e-herrera-j
May 2 2022
1.5.12
5.0
May 2 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.12
Excelent app, recommended 100%
youngjasper3
youngjasper3
Apr 21 2022
1.5.12
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Apr 21 2022
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really great application, simple and easy to use, i feel much better now that i have this so when i get paranoid my macbook is over heating i can easily check my temps and adjust my fans accordingly, just wish there was a windows version, i dual boot into windows sometimes using boot camp and my mac gets really hot.
anonymous-giraffe-6949
anonymous-giraffe-6949
Apr 21 2022
1.5.12
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Apr 21 2022
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Very good app. However a setting to make two presets for battery and AC would make it perfect.
renem51272
renem51272
Apr 15 2022
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Apr 15 2022
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Im very satisfied with this app. it just works great on my MID 2010 Imac!
petecrowe
petecrowe
Apr 11 2022
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Apr 11 2022
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For 20 some years, I was a PC person, who dabbled occasionally on the Mac. Way back in the day, I had eschewed Macs (the Macintosh SE) because of the high price. I've since come to realize I should have made the change a long time ago. One thing that bothers me, though, is how beauty and serenity is prized over common sense. I heard Jobs thought personal computers should be seen and not heard. So he had the engineers turn down all fan noise, including on Macbooks. Well, I didn't know this and had an only 2013 macbook which one day started getting very hot. I didn't hear the fan going much, so thought it was normal. Well...it went kaput - overheated. I swore not to let that happen again and searched for- and found - Macs Fan Control. It's a very simple, but very powerful app that keeps that from ever happening to your macbook, or any Mac for that matter. I'm now running it on my iMac. I don't care if there is a bit of fan noise. My investment will without question last longer as heat is the enemy of all computers. Great job developers. This is a gem of a utility.
stevenjou02
stevenjou02
Apr 8 2022
1.5.12
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Apr 8 2022
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Awesome App, let me know how my fan works! It works for my mac book air 2013, Outstanding!
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