How to restart the Touch Bar on a Mac when it stops working

You can restart your Mac's Touch Bar through the Activity Monitor or Terminal app.

  • You can restart the Touch Bar on a Mac when it freezes or stops.
  • Try to restart the Touch Bar by stopping the Control Strip service in Activity Monitor.
  • If the Touch Bar is still not working, you can stop the Touch Bar service using the Terminal app.

The MacBook's Touch Bar is a controversial feature; it looks futuristic and seems like a luxe addition to your MacBook Pro, but many users find it's not always useful. And for many users, it's prone to occasionally freezing or not responding. If you sometimes experience glitches with your Touch Bar, rest assured that it's easy to fix without restarting your MacBook.

Ibrahim Muktar

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