MacBook Pro Keep Restarting? Here’s what to do

Imagine you are on that one big meeting of your life. Your team has made a brilliant presentation. You are all set to present. And suddenly, your MacBook Pro gets into the mood for a game of ‘Restart Roullete’. Embarrassing? Well, we have all experienced similar embarrassment, with, of course, different levels of frustration. Now, this needs action! We can’t let our beloved MacBook Pro keep restarting again and again!

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So, what’s the solution? Patience, my friend. Before getting into the solution, let’s understand the problem.

The frustrating loop of rebooting

Remember that college junior who initially used to sing at request, which was impressive, then started an overdisplay of his talent, and redefined the term annoying? In a rare mood, your MacBook can adopt this habit of rebooting itself randomly.

Once the device is switched on, the rebooting starts after a while. And it keeps on repeating.

After restarting, it shows the message below:

Now, in the world of tech, nothing happens without a reason.

And here, you will find two.

Why MacBook Pro keeps restarting? Hardware and software troubles

Understand this, there can be two roots to the problem of why your MacBook Pro keeps restarting. On one side, there are a few hardware-related issues. Like, a fault in the battery. On the other side, there are software-related issues, for instance, an outdated MacOS.

So, to get the issue fixed, you have to find its root.

Let’s see how.

Hardware Related Issues: Troubleshooting tips

Now, if this issue is occurring due to faulty hardware, there’s a wonderful way to figure it out. You see, your MacBook Pro keeps a complete record of when your system was rebooted. So, if the repeated automatic rebooting is due to faulty hardware, say a battery that is no longer capable of supplying continuous power to the device, or a faulty cooling fan, which is causing the device to overheat, and hence reboot repeatedly, the time and date will be recorded in the Kernel log. So, how to access this Kernel log? Simple,

  1. Click on the Apple icon at the top left corner of your home screen
  2. Then select About This Mac

3. There, you will find the option of System Report

4. You will find the Kernel log there

If the Kernel log is empty, then be assured, that the hardware components are innocent. If there’s a date and time recorded in the Kernel log, then you can be sure, a rebel hardware component is forcing your loyal MacBook Pro to reboot itself repeatedly. You can contact an Apple repair expert to get the issue fixed.

Software Related Issues: Troubleshooting tips

There can be one simple reason behind this entire ‘reboot’ drama. You might have missed to update your MacOS. Though we often don’t realise its importance, failing to update your device’s operating system is a big crime in the computing world. Here’s how you can check if your MacOS is updated.

  1. Click on the Apple icon at the top left corner of your home screen
  2. Then select System Preferences
  3. Click on Software Update
  4. If Software Update finds new software, click the button to install it

But what if your MacOS is up to date and still your MacBook Pro keeps rebooting? Well, there can be some corrupted data behind this whole fuss. It’s better to check it yourself, before going to an expert. Here’s how,

  1. Take a backup of all your data.
  2. Then shut down your MacBook Pro.
  3. Press and hold the power button to start your device. Continue to hold the power button, and your device will turn on and load the startup options. When you see Options, release the power button.

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4. Select Options, then click the Continue button.

5. Select the user, click Next and enter the administrator password.

6. Select the option to reinstall MacOS.

7. Click on Continue and follow the instructions.

Once the operating system is reinstalled without any prior data, use it and check if the issue is reoccurring. If the issue persists, then the fault is not in your data. You better take your MacBook Pro to a service centre.

Either way, prevention is better than cure they say. So check out some tips to prevent the issue of MacBook Pro repeatedly restarting. At least, this can reduce the harassment.

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How to prevent MacBook Pro keeps restarting issue

Update your MacOS from time to time

To prevent the issue, it’s better to ensure that your MacOS is updated.

  1. Click on the Apple menu.
  2. Go to System Preferences.
  3. Select Software Update.
  4. Click Update Now to install the updates.

You can even set up your device to automatically update in the future.

Check software & hardware compatibility before installing

This issue can be prevented by simply taking a few steps before installing new software. First, go through the install manual to check for some known issues. Then, check online if there are any reported compatibility issues. Thirdly, ensure that there is no compatibility issue with any other pre-installed software in the device.

Similarly, to check hardware compatibility, follow the same three steps. Read the installation manual, check online, and check with other connected devices.

So now, it can be hoped that the great mystery of MacBook Pro Keeps Restarting is clear to you. Sometimes, the fix is simple. At other times, you can always knock on the door of an Apple wizard.

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