Macs Fan Control
Macs Fan Control
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Macs Fan Control

Monitor and control your computer's fans.

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 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 version 1.5.11

Updated on Nov 19 2021

Version 1.5.11:
  • Added full support for latest 14" and 16" M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro (2021)
  • Fixed menubar icon not saving its position in macOS Big Sur/Monterey
View older Macs Fan Control updates

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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    dudkin75
    dudkin75
    Jan 14 2022
    1.5.11
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    Jan 14 2022
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    Incredible useful program, especially if you have heavy tasks on hot Macs!
    besabellacyrus
    besabellacyrus
    Jan 9 2022
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    Jan 9 2022
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    Hi, I just create an account just to write a comment for this wonderful app. Kudos to the developers of this app!
    legaserge
    legaserge
    Jan 1 2022
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    Jan 1 2022
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    application très indispensable pour mon MacBook qui était en surchauffe et une fois les réglages effectués ,terminés ,mon MacBook ne chauffe plus même avec iPhoto ! Super je recommande !!
    techartssolutions
    techartssolutions
    Dec 24 2021
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    Dec 24 2021
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    Hi, i got MACs since 1983, but for the little more recent devices ;-), (wether its macbook, mac pro, macbook pro, iMacs, etc.) this EXCELLENT and Super Convinient app is so useful, i install it on every computer i repair, upgrade or clean. On occasions, it not only SAVED some customers devices with costom fan speeds based on the sensors to monitor or with constant fan speed setup therefore kinda warned them in advance that fans were not right or GPU / CPU / HDD or SSD or else temps were getting too high, etc. I HIGHLY RECOMMAND you add this powerful app to your Mac A.S.A.P. ;-)) Many Thanks toThe Whole Team of Developpers. :-0 Simon
    antonkopyev
    antonkopyev
    Dec 21 2021
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    Dec 21 2021
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    great application . small but powerful!
    alebike46
    alebike46
    Dec 7 2021
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    Dec 7 2021
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    App eccellente ,ha risolto i problemi che avevo sui sensori delle ventole del imac sostituendo hard disk con ssd,funziona perfettamente sia su mac os x che windows 10,complimemti agli sviluppatori,grazie.
    fbraudel-2
    fbraudel-2
    Dec 7 2021
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    Dec 7 2021
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    This app is very well designed. It is really convenient Adobe easy to use. I recommend this app for any MACPRO 5.1 users.
    nagaraj957
    nagaraj957
    Dec 6 2021
    1.5.11
    5.0
    Dec 6 2021
    5.0
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    Fantastic app.
    m7898390
    m7898390
    Dec 5 2021
    1.5.11
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    Dec 5 2021
    5.0
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    As a long time user, I can say Macs Fan Control works flawlessly in the background with a menu bar display for a quick take on internal temperatures. As activity intensifies, the fan is reacting by adjusting RPMs as set by the user. I've never had a crash or any other problem with Macs Fan Control across a range of devices I operate.
    bodhiji
    bodhiji
    Dec 5 2021
    1.5.11
    5.0
    Dec 5 2021
    5.0
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    Love this app!!!
    ianqian02
    ianqian02
    Dec 3 2021
    1.5.11
    5.0
    Dec 3 2021
    5.0
    Version: 1.5.11
    Allows me to monitor the core temps on my MacBook Pro and the free version lets me manually set my fans to full blast during my gaming or video editing sessions when I want.
    raymondperez1
    raymondperez1
    Dec 2 2021
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    This product has saved 3 of my MacBook Pros. Best investment i have made.
    mrcurren
    mrcurren
    Nov 29 2021
    1.5.11
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    Nov 29 2021
    5.0
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    very cool! thank u very mach
    OldNavyAirdale
    OldNavyAirdale
    Nov 26 2021
    1.5.11
    5.0
    Nov 26 2021
    5.0
    Version: 1.5.11
    I love the app, I have used it for years, and I have it on all my Macs.
    ramirophilippsen
    ramirophilippsen
    Nov 23 2021
    1.5.11
    5.0
    Nov 23 2021
    5.0
    Version: 1.5.11
    Sem dúvida um software essencial para qualquer macOS, além de monitorar a temperatura aumenta a vida útil do hardware. Parabéns aos desenvolvedores!
    sjtuyanghao
    sjtuyanghao
    Nov 21 2021
    1.5.11
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    Nov 21 2021
    0.0
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    The best tool to monitor the temperature of your Mac, and control your fan speed upon your request. It is very intuitive and clean. Best, Hao
    graham-miller
    graham-miller
    Nov 21 2021
    1.5.11
    5.0
    Nov 21 2021
    5.0
    Version: 1.5.11
    Simple and intuitive. I have used this on my two Macpro's for over four years without a problem.
    markbyland
    markbyland
    Nov 21 2021
    1.5.11
    5.0
    Nov 21 2021
    5.0
    Version: 1.5.11
    It's been solid ever since i installed it. Doesn't seem to crash, always informs me of an available update, and just runs quietly in the background.
    hipk
    hipk
    Nov 18 2021
    1.5.10
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    Nov 18 2021
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    Ever since I installed this program my computer stopped randomly shutting down. The only complaint I have is that every time I boot up I get a message (there is a newer version) well the newer version won't work on my older mac, I wish there was a way to get rid of this notification so I don't have to click it away every day. Otherwise it's a great superb app that has made my computer more stabile on hot days.
    khantfurkaan
    khantfurkaan
    Nov 16 2021
    1.5.10
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    Nov 16 2021
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    This app is incredible (no virus safe to download)
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