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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 1.5.16

Updated on Sep 09 2023

  • New: MacBook Air 15" and Mac Studio 2023 support #688
  • Improved: Added CPU Core Average temperature sensor on MacBook Pro M2 #687
  • Fixed: Fixed memory leaks on Apple Silicon macs #214
  • Fixed: Fixed temperature display readings freeze on some older MacBookAir laptops #682
  • Fixed: Fixed missing Performance Core 3 on Macmini M2 #672
  • Fixed: Multiple small improvements and fixes
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Information

License

Free

Size

22.8 MB

Downloads

862204

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 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

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What needs improvements

Social media integration
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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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nktkiev
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great!!!
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very good app. perfect app for me.
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Perfect app for me ❤️❤️❤️ iMac 27" mid 2013_ Sonoma 14.4.1
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Super muper!!!!!!!
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WORKS 100% IN MACOS SONOMA 2023 2024 IM STILL USING IT WHEN I BOOST MY MACBOOK PRO
zeenazee23
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Brilliant. You literally saved our iMac from blowing up as the last one did. I also got a USB fan to blow air over the fan inlet and put up a heavy curtain as the sun shone directly onto the screen around 5pm in summer. But being able to max out the fans kept it running so much more smoothly. An excellent free app - everyone should have it.
philippekusnik
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Thanks so much , this is wonderful soft for win11 on macbook pro retina 2012
einhornd
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Does what it says on the tin. 🙂
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this will help your battery health live longer for sure
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The very essential app for every Mac user! Keep cool - keep healthy. 😊
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It's the thing missing in Apple Macs
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easy to use and very good app
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My computer (macbook pro 2015) was running a full performance fan very quickly even during simple browsing in the web browser or watching youtube videos, as a result of my research, I got this application and solved my problem thanks to this application. Normally I am not someone who comments on applications etc. I am commenting because it is a 10/10 useful, free and ad-free application. Health to your work, greetings from Turkey.
vitoardito1946
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Dopo sostituzione hd con ssd sul mio iMac (di 21,5-inch) ventole rumorose e fastidiose, problema risolto con la vostra applicazione fantastica.👍Grazie
borsal
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Very good application. Very simple to use
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Funciona a la perfeccion!
Petch
Petch
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Macs Fan Control literally breathed life into my iMac! Without it, I would've have had to buy a new Mac immediately. But the fact I can pick and choose when that will be, I am thankful for. A game changing application I would not be without! Thank you CRYSTALIDEA!
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ich bin so begeistert
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Una app indispensable para iMac y Macbook. Gracias a ella evitas calentamientos indeseados y da nueva vida a aquellas máquinas con algunos años encima.
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Una app veramente completa , utile e molto intuitiva.
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