How to Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime

How to Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime

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These are instructions on how to re-enable the startup chime on your Mac.

Step One
Launch Terminal from your Applications > Utilities folder.
How to Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime

Step Two
Type the following command and hit Enter.

sudo nvram StartupMute=%00

How to Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime

Step Three
Input your Administrator password when prompted and press Enter.

How to Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime

Step Four
Reboot your Mac. You can do this by selecting Restart from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime

How to Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime

Notes:
You can disable the startup chime using the command sudo nvram StartupMute=%01
This tip was shared on Twitter by @chaysegr via @9to5mac.

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hamidlari - February 24, 2020 at 6:57am
THANK YOU SO MUCH, IT WORKED ON MY MACBOOK PRO
Tans52 - February 22, 2020 at 4:17am
Could not get past “Password”. Would not let enter my Administrative password.
PaulieP - February 22, 2020 at 4:55am
You’re the head of security at stark industries and your password is password? Lol
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