How to Fix MacBook Pro / Air Shuts Down Randomly

  • To fix macbook pro/air shutsdown randomly you nee do charge and update your mac and reset smc and restart mac in safe mode and other solutuon’s mentioned here.

If you are having a macbook pro / air shuts down randomly or turns off automatically itself or it mac keeps restarting then by following simple mac troubleshooting methods you can easily fix macbook air/pro or m1 chip mac shuts down randomly issue. So, lets see in detail. 

Fix Macbook Pro / Air Shuts Down Randomly

Below troubleshooting methods will help you fix macbook pro or air shuts down randomly but vibrates.

Fix Macbook Pro / Air Shuts Down Randomly

Charge and Update Your Macbook pro / Air

Most of the time macbook pro / air shuts down due to older software version or when your macbook is updated to newer version there may be a temporary glitch. Make sure that your macbook is fully charged before updating your macbook

Step 1: Charge your macbook for at least 90 percent battery first and if your mac has more than 90& charging then use it until the percentage drops to below 90.

Step 2: Now, you need to connect your mac to its power adapter (charging).

Step 3: Close all open applications on your macbook

Step 4: Now, close your macbook lid that puts your mac into sleep mode.

Step 5: Let your macbook charge for 8 hrs and after 8 hrs update your macbook.

Update your Macbook Pro / Air

Step 1: Connect your Macbook to your wifi network and Go to apple menu -> Select preferences.

Step 2: Now, Click on Software Update.

Step 3: Click on update now, if software update is available and wait until your macbook completes the update and restarts your macbook once the update completes.

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4) How to fix MacBook Pro Camera not Working no Green Light

5) MacBook progress Bar Stuck at 100 Percentage

Reset SMC(System Management Control)

If your MacBook is not charging or having any other issues then you need to reste smc and your issue with macbook air or pro or with m1 chip macbooks just resolves all issues with macbooks.

Also make sure that you need to charge your macbook up to 100 percent and then disconnect your macbook from charging and start the reset process of SMC on your Macbook. Lets see in detail below

How to perform smc reset for non-removable batteries

Step 1: Shut down your mac usign apple menu -> Shutdown -> wait for your macbook pro / air to completely shutdown.

Step 2: Now, hold down the shift + control + Option + Power Button for 10 seconds and after 10 seconds let go off these keys.

Step 3: Press the power button / touch id to turn on your mac

Perform SMC Reset for Removable Batteries

Step 1: Once your shut down your mac -> Remove battery from your Mac

Step 2: Hold down power button for 10 seconds

Step 3: After 10 seconds, reinsert the battery on to your mac and turn on your Macbook.

Restart your MacBook in Safe Mode

Step 1: Shutdown your Macbook -> Apple menu -> Shutdown and confirm shutdown in popup

Step 2: Now, you need to press the power button to turn on your macbook.

Step 3: Immediately, Hold down the shift key after pressing power button until you see login window on your MacBook screen.

Step 4: Now, you need to login with your credentials twice if your mac is encrypted with filevault.

Fix Disc Errors in Recovery Mode

Step 1: Turn off your MacBook and turn on your mac

Step 2: And immediately press command + R button at the same time until you see apple logo 

Step 3: Now, on your mac Screen you can see  macOS Utilities with four options

Step 4: Select disk utilities option and click continue.

Step 5: Click on MacintoshHD from the left side (select your hard disk) and click on first aid and select run.

Step 6: Now, your macbook will start checking for disk errors and repair them, Click on Done once it gets completed and restart your computer.


Step 1: Shutdown your macbook

Step 2: Turn on your Macbook and Now, immediately press and hold option _ command + P + R Keys simultaneously.

Step 3: Release the keys once you hear the startup sound for second time and apple logo appears and disappears on your macbook.

Step 4: Now, wait for your macbook to restart and reset nvram/pram will take up to 20 to 25 minutes.

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