The iPhone and iPad have made a cute little chime noise when plugged it into cost since their inception, however the Mac has no such noise because it makes use of the MagSafe gentle indicators to point out charging standing. This modified with the brand new 12-inch Retina MacBook which doesn’t have MagSafe so it makes use of the iOS chime sound to point charging. By default, this noise is solely disabled for different Macs …
Nonetheless, there’s a approach to change it in order that any Mac laptop computer could make the chime by following a few simple steps utilizing Terminal.
- Open Terminal.
- Sort (or copy and paste) the next command into the Terminal console.
defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool true; open /System/Library/CoreServices/PowerChime.app
Now, restart your Mac and let your energy deplete down from 100%. Now, while you plug it in, you’ll hear the identical iconic iOS chime sound. Cute.
The ‘hack’ was highlighted on Reddit over the weekend however has existed ever since OS 10.10.3 when the 12inch Retina MacBook was launched. It additionally works on the El Capitan betas. In case you change your thoughts and don’t need it anymore, you’ll be able to merely flip it off once more with the next Terminal command:
defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false; open /System/Library/CoreServices/PowerChime.app
Now all of your Macs can sound like your iOS gadgets once they cost! Notice that this tip is clearly undocumented and future OS X updates could cease this from working. For now although, it’s been examined on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and later in addition to the present OS X El Capitan beta.
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