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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

792452

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
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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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toros345678910
toros345678910
Nov 27 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Nov 27 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
неоганий додаток для контролю температур та регулювання обертів куллера, ніяких більше цікавих опцій я не знайшов. Оцінка 9/10, дизайн мені недовподоби!
lilyboyinc
lilyboyinc
Nov 27 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Nov 27 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
It's excellent! I like to know how warm things are getting and that's what this program does !!
avtorpc
avtorpc
Nov 24 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Nov 24 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
The simplest and most informative program for Apple gadgets. You are the best wind control in my MacBook!
seanremlab
seanremlab
Nov 17 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Nov 17 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
Excellent product works in the background brilliantly
staspodgornyi
staspodgornyi
Nov 11 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Nov 11 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
Great app
ralph-10
ralph-10
Nov 10 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Nov 10 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
Very useful application to monitor the status of computer components.
tok0980515
tok0980515
Nov 9 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Nov 9 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
5+
andredaluciana
andredaluciana
Oct 21 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Oct 21 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
Awesome app! Perfect app for all users! And great tool for using a low noise from the fan in Recording Studio!
ntnstapleton
ntnstapleton
Oct 16 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Oct 16 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
Great app, lets me turn on the fan when my mac is overheating. A must have if you your mac gets hot randomly, and the fan doesn't turn on to keep the system cool. With this app you can turn it on at will. It's Perfect.
williamdeslandesturcotte
williamdeslandesturcotte
Sep 27 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Sep 27 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
An excellent app! Since I'm an avid user of both AutoCAD and SketchUp, my old, decrepit macbook tends to struggle to realize that, yes, it should be blaring the fans when the CPU temperatures approach 80 celcius. Boosting the RPM of the fans to its maximum helps bring that right back down to 45-50 celcius, which helps my computer run much better! I absolutely recommend this app if your computer seems to be too silent despite it being a kettle boiler.
johnny7356uk
johnny7356uk
Sep 21 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Sep 21 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
My MBP having overheat issue for years, until there are lines showed up on my screen, I know I need to do something. Went to the Apple Genius Bar. They have it checked for days, and with no surprise, they said my laptop is good, but also hinted me to try their trade-in program to get a new one, genius! The issue persists. Finally I found this App which allows me controlling fans and temperature very easily. After that, overheat issue is gone and the lines on screen no longer appears. After one or two years using this App, I suddenly realize how much it helped me. Although it is not an App like browser or Excel you open every day, but it works every second to keep your laptop cool and reduce heat damages on your screen and battery. As my MBP ages and works still fine, I want to come here to thank the developer and recommend this App to all MBP users.
dfrisco15
dfrisco15
Sep 21 2022
1.5.13
4.0
Sep 21 2022
4.0
Version: 1.5.13
Great app but when I want to shut down fans to auto, clicking the "Automatic" quick option actually sends the fans into hyperdrive and shoots towards max speed. Please fix this bug. Otherwise, great app.
syongsoo1
syongsoo1
Sep 20 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Sep 20 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
When setting up the fan operation, it would be nice if there is a setting value that does not turn the fan. If set automatically, sometimes the fan does not turn even if it exceeds 80 degrees, and when setting the rpm according to the core temperature, it operates at 1499 rpm unconditionally, resulting in unnecessary fan operation. For example, it would be better if it could be set to 40 to 80 degrees / 0 rpm to 4000 rpm.
pjfalzon81
pjfalzon81
Sep 19 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Sep 19 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
This app is legit and does precisely what most need from it. Monitor your temperatures and control your fan speeds. I have an M1 Macbook Pro and use Handbrake to reencode video content which is very CPU intensive. Although I am using the free version, which has limited functionality, it still gets the basics right without any annoying advertisements or spam. The paid version does give you more to work with, but for my basic needs, this is perfect.
madagascarcu
madagascarcu
Sep 16 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Sep 16 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
Perfect, just perfect, it save my mac and my job. Protect the motherboard and sudden shutdown
chrisswiatowy
chrisswiatowy
Sep 10 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Sep 10 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
I use this on any Mac I've ever worked on. It is the BEST fan control that ANY Mac should have! I've sold Mac's with this software preconfigured for the end user and all they need to do is turn on there Mac and do whatever. It's the best fan control for a Mac period!
margaale
margaale
Sep 9 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Sep 9 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
i love how easy it is to use, it is very intuitive, I think a good feature to add would be to run the fans in reverse, so you could remove the dust from the intakes
chevelle
chevelle
Sep 6 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Sep 6 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
OMG, I love this app. I always wondered why my MacBook pro-2021 is so silent. I even thought it had two vents inside... It got hot during the movie but I couldn't even feel the vents. Now I hear them and can adjust them whenever I need
bre-1
bre-1
Sep 5 2022
1.5.13
0.0
Sep 5 2022
0.0
Version: 1.5.13
Finally, something that works <3
gentledahu
gentledahu
Sep 5 2022
1.5.13
5.0
Sep 5 2022
5.0
Version: 1.5.13
i like this saftware, very good
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