How to Enable the Classic Startup Chime on Newer Mac?

Do you miss the startup boost chime sound effect on a new Mac? You can re-enable it on your new Mac by entering a command line string into the Mac’s Terminal. In earlier Mac, there is a startup boost chime sound-effect; same has eliminated in recent Macs.

It is easy to enable the startup to boost chime sound-effect on a new Mac, such as Macbook Pro, Macbook, Macbook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro.

How to Enable the Classic Startup Chime on Newer Mac?

How to enable startup boost chime sound-effect on newer Mac

There are a few simple steps that allow you to enable this startup to boost chime sound-effect in a newer Mac. Let’s check this out.

  1. We need the “Terminal” app, and you can open it by Spotlight, Launchpad, or the utility folder.
  2. At the command line prompt, enter the string “sudo nvram StartupMute=%00″.
  3. Press return key to execute the command. Provide credentials when you asked for as it is necessary to use sudo.
  4. Confirm the startup boost chime sound-effect by restarting your Mac.

Now onwards, when you start or reboot Mac, it gives you chime sound-effect.

You have enabled the startup reboot sound-effect by using the command NVRAM. When you reset PRAM and NVRAM in your Mac, then boost the sound-effect will silent again. You have to enable it again if you want that classic chime sound-effect.


Since Apple launched the Macintosh and Apple products, the startup reboot chime sound-effect is what users are love to hear. The new Apple products left with this sound-effect, and old Apple products users searching why it removed from new hardware. There is no significant reason or purpose found for removing this classic chime sound-effect. Anyway, we have provided you with the solution to get your favorite startup reboot chime sound-effect on the newer Mac.

The classic, nice sound-effect is one of the reasons; and people also consider it as a troubleshooting indicator. When performing any important task, after reboot or while starting up, if you do not hear chime sound-effect then it recognized as a sign of a problem.

How to Disable the Classic Startup Chime on Newer Mac

If you do not want that sound-effect, then you can disable it again. There are a few ways by which you can disable it. Let’s see how we can disable it.

It is like how we enable it. You need to open the “Terminal” app and enter the string in command line “sudo nvram StartupMute=%01“. Hit the return key to run the command. It will ask for admin credentials as SUDO requires the admin permission to run it.

Another way you can try is by resetting PRAM. It will bring all settings to default to a new Mac.

Mac users with this feature enabled or any prior versions of Mac, which comes with by default, can mute the sound temporarily. You can hold the volume down button before the starting up or reboot to mute the sound temporarily.

This feature for enabling the boot sound-effect works in Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro.

If you like this feature or you encounter any issues, then please share your experience in the comment section down below. We would love to hear from you about your experience.

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