The Apple T2 chip has been successfully used in Apple computers for a couple of years. This coprocessor first appeared in the iMac Pro, and then the latest models of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini were equipped with similar chips. Ordinary users may not notice a big difference, but there is one – at some points. For example, for new MacBooks, the SMC reset procedure has changed. What actions now need to be taken? Today we will tell.

What is SMC in Mac?

The System Management Controller (SMC) is responsible for most of the low-level functions on Mac computers – the operation of the backlight and various sensors, CPU power management and much more.

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If you experience problems with your Mac, it is recommended that you first reset your SMC. In most cases, this helps to fix all problems with the computer (if the problem is not of a hardware nature).

How to Reset SMC on a MacBook 2018 or Later?

  • Turn Off your MacBook Pro or Air 2018;
  • When the laptop turns off, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds;
  • Release the power button and wait a few seconds;
  • Turn on the laptop as usual.
How to Reset SMC on MacBook Air 2018 or MacBook Pro 2018?


After rebooting, the Mac will reset the time, date, and connected controllers, so you’ll have to configure everything again. If after these steps you still could not fix the problem, then contact the Apple Service Center, they will help in solving the problem.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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