Macs Fan Control
Macs Fan Control
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Macs Fan Control

16 April 2021

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 1.5.9:
New:
  • Added full support for Apple Silicon Macs (MacBook Air/Pro and new Mac mini)
  • Main download is now for macOS 10.13 and higher including Big Sur and Apple Silicon support. Macs Fan Control for macOS 10.12 (and below) is now a separate download.
Improved:
  • German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Thai, Ukrainian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Turkish, Catalan, translations update
Fixed:
  • Restoring of menubar icon position once it's changed by a user
  • Menubar display under macOS Big Sur
  • A memory leak which could cause app memory usage steadily increase over time
Macs Fan Control for Mac Old Versions

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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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What needs improvements

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Macs Fan Control qualities

Value
4.9
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.9
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
4.7
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degamarcioaraujo
degamarcioaraujo
May 5 2021
1.5.9
4.0
May 5 2021
4.0
Version: 1.5.9
Perfect.
Chuckers
Chuckers
May 2 2021
1.5.9
5.0
May 2 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.9
THE app I've been looking for to use with my M1 Macbook Pro! It got rid of the only negative I had against Macbook Pro which was the constant fan noise in the background while transcoding videos. Now I can turn it down so low I can barely hear it at all! Thank you so much for making this app FREE!!
gabrielcris
gabrielcris
Apr 30 2021
1.5.9
5.0
Apr 30 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.9
Great app. Intuitive to use. Does exactly what it says it does. Solved the fan issue when I upgraded my Macbook with an SSD.
fabianmadridaguirre
fabianmadridaguirre
Apr 30 2021
1.5.9
0.0
Apr 30 2021
0.0
Version: 1.5.9
excelente aplicación, fácil, intuitiva y útil, complemento perfecto
Peterp
Peterp
Apr 28 2021
1.5.9
5.0
Apr 28 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.9
Intuitive to use. Does exactly what it says it does. Provides me all the control, and importantly, the monitoring, that I need
zjyeung321
zjyeung321
Apr 27 2021
1.5.9
0.0
Apr 27 2021
0.0
Version: 1.5.9
Great app. Helped to greatly reduce my CPU temps drastically. The best part is scaling the fan speeds according to temperatures. That way the CPU won't stay at 100C as how apple set it.
caobernardes
caobernardes
Apr 27 2021
1.5.9
0.0
Apr 27 2021
0.0
Version: 1.5.9
muito bom! cheguei a pensar que meu velho iMac estava com os dias contados, pois aquecia muito e não ouvia o barulho das ventoinhas; está perfeito agora!
bnathans
bnathans
Apr 26 2021
1.5.9
0.0
Apr 26 2021
0.0
Version: 1.5.9
Worked perfectly when originally installed and continues to do so. Solved the fan issue when I upgraded this older iMac with an SSD.
prreitz
prreitz
Apr 25 2021
1.5.9
5.0
Apr 25 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.9
Great for folks who like to look under the hood and tweak the knobs!
peter450236
peter450236
Apr 25 2021
1.5.9
5.0
Apr 25 2021
5.0
Version: 1.5.9
Works great in Mac Pro5,1. Sofar only checking. have not figured out for GPU.
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  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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