How to Make Your Mac Chime Like an iPhone

This Terminal tip will make your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro chime just like an iPhone  whenever you connect your Mac to power. (Though it won’t chime if your Mac is fully powered up when you do connect it to power).

Here is how to make your Mac chime:

  • Disconnect your Mac from power and launch Terminal
  • Write this:
defaults write ChimeOnAllHardware -bool true; open /System/Library/CoreServices/ &
  • Hit Return:
  • Now connect your Mac to power and listen out for the chime.

Stop it like this

To stop the feature type the following in Terminal and hit Return:

defaults write ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false;killall PowerChime

Please explore my other tips.




Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

3 Responses

  1. If I disconnect my Mac from power, I can’t use terminal. It is turned off!

    • Jonny Evans says:

      I suppose that is true if you are using a desktop Mac, but I don’t see it as especially useful if you do — which is why the first paragraph refers to Apple notebooks.

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