How to Turn On MacBook Pro with Touch Bar When It’s Not Working

If you’re suddenly experiencing issues with your MacBook Pro’s touch bar, such as unresponsiveness or it being frozen, then this guide will help you solve the problem.

There could be a variety of reasons why your touch bar is not working as it should. It could be due to a faulty or malfunctioning application, high usage of memory, CPU or disk space, software glitches, running an older version of macOS, or even water damage or hardware-related issues.

The first step to solve the problem is to go to your terminal. If you don’t see your terminal on your dock, you can easily find it by using the spotlight search and typing “terminal.” Once you have your terminal application open, type in the following command: sudo pkill Touch Bar service.

Make sure to capitalize the “T,” “B,” and “S” in “Touch Bar service.” You’ll then be prompted to enter your MacBook Pro password. After entering it, hit enter, and your touch bar will restart.

Now, restart your MacBook Pro to see if the touch bar is working as it should. If you’re still experiencing the same problem, go to the spotlight search and type “activity monitor.” Open it and click on CPU. Search for two applications: the control strip and touch bar. Quit both applications by clicking on “quit.”

Next, go to the Apple logo and click on “system preferences.” Navigate to “software update” and check if there are any updates available for your MacBook Pro. If there are, update your system to the latest version.

If you’ve tried all these steps and you’re still experiencing the same problem, it’s likely that there’s something wrong with the hardware. In this case, take your MacBook Pro to an Apple care center to get it fixed.

We hope this guide was helpful in solving your touch bar issues on your MacBook Pro.