Macs Fan Control
Macs Fan Control
1.5.8.1

4.8

Macs Fan Control free download for Mac

Macs Fan Control1.5.8.1

06 October 2020

Monitor and control your computer's fans.

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 Mac's fans speed and temperature sensors including 3rd party HDD/SSD (using S.M.A.R.T.)
  • Custom fan preset (in Pro version)
  • Configurable menu bar icon
  • Compatible with OS X 10.14 Mojave or later (version for OS X 10.6, 10.7-10.13 is available separately )

Note: Custom profiles are available in the Pro version of the app.

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".

What's new in Macs Fan Control

Version 1.5.8.1:
Fixed:
  • Reading of GPU temperatures
  • Missing GPU Proximity / Heatsink sensors on some Mac models

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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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nachopeloloco
nachopeloloco
Mar 2 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Mar 2 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
me salvó
ichogomezecu2
ichogomezecu2
Mar 2 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Mar 2 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
Excelente
wynne-1
wynne-1
Mar 2 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Mar 2 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
Awesome!
rogersbretta
rogersbretta
Mar 1 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Mar 1 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
Works well
rogersbretta
rogersbretta
Mar 1 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Mar 1 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
Works well
utility68
utility68
Feb 28 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Feb 28 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
I only downloaded this suspecting my fan broke, and I wanted to turn it up to the max in order to see if I could hear it, before opening up my case. Sure enough...zero rpm, zero sound...broken fan. Fixed that and kept the app. It's a useful tool for a variety of reasons. If you're at all technically-inclined or geeky, it's worth trying—you'll like it.
michealbrandao
michealbrandao
Feb 28 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Feb 28 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
Works great, I put it on all my Macs, keeping my temps down helps with my machine performance.
deluxe25
deluxe25
Feb 27 2021
1.5.8.1
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Feb 27 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
Perfect! Thank you
dabeathome7
dabeathome7
Feb 27 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Feb 27 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
Worked great for me.
dabeathome7
dabeathome7
Feb 27 2021
1.5.8.1
5.0
Feb 27 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.8.1
Worked great for me.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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