You can turn off the startup sound on Mac with just a few clicks. First, click the “Apple” icon in the top left corner of the screen. Select “System Settings” in the drop-down menu. Now find the “Sound” tab on the left side of the new window and uncheck the box next to “Play sound on startup”.
My name is Yana and I’ve switched to the MacBook Pro a year ago. I find the startup sound of my Mac slightly annoying, so the first thing I did, is turned it off. And I know how to do it quickly.
In this blog post, I will show you two different ways how to turn off the startup sound on your Mac and how to turn it back whenever you need it.
How to Turn Off Startup Sound on Mac
If you are sensitive to noise and loud sounds, I can relate to you. The startup sound on Mac can be pretty loud and disturbing. Fortunately, it’s easy to turn it off.
Method 1. Turn Off Startup Sound Temporarily
This method will work till the beginning of the next session. Before turning off your computer, press the F10 key to activate the Mute mode. This way you will disable all the Mac sounds including the startup one.
Next time when you start your computer, there won’t be any startup sound, but it will last just till the moment you turn on the volume. If you want to turn off the startup sound permanently, check the next method.
Method 2. Turn Off Startup Sound Permanently
This way, you can control the startup sound of your laptop and turn it off forever or until when you want to turn it on.
First, find the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen, click on it, and open the System Settings.
Now you need to find the Sound tab on the left side of the new window. Click on it to open the audio settings of your computer. Find Play sound on startup section and uncheck the box next to it.
Close the window and the new settings will be saved. The sound won’t appear anymore when you start the computer.
In the same way, you can turn on the sound at any moment. Just check the box in front of “Play sound on startup” in the System Settings.
By following the steps we discussed above, you will be able to turn off the startup sound on your Mac and you’re able to work or study without the distraction of the startup sound. Now that you know how to do it, you can turn on the startup sound whenever you like it.
How do you find the startup sound on Mac? Do you turn off the sound so that it doesn’t bother you or you are okay with it? Do you know any other methods? Share your experience in the comments below.