Like the Pro Display XDR, Apple equipped the 2021 MacBook Pro models with a Liquid Retina XDR display, commonly known as a mini-LED screen. Now, the tech giant has released new information regarding the aforementioned Macs’ display when they are overheated.
In a new support document, Apple states that the display will automatically go into low power mode and use limited brightness when the machines’ temperature rises over 77° F. To indicate the low brightness mode, two warning icons will appear in the menu bar or Display menu in Control Center on the 2021 MacBook Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR.
If the system dialog Display or the warning image appears in the menu bar or Display menu in Control Center on your MacBook Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display or Apple Pro Display XDR, your display is in low power mode and using limited brightness. This can occur if the ambient temperature of the room is high and you’ve been playing very bright content for an extended period of time.
How to prevent the 2021 MacBook Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR from overheating
In case the 2021 MacBook Pro models and Apple Pro Display XDR overheat, Apple says that users should try the following solutions:
- Quit apps that are consuming “significant” system resources.
- Close or minimize the windows or tabs playing HDR content.
- Use reference mode on the Apple XDR Display or Pro Display XDR, unless a workflow requires a specific or different reference mode.
- Reduce the ambient temperature of the room by turning on the air conditioner or other ways.
- Put the computer in Sleep Mode for up to 10 minutes to allow the display to cool down.
The support document also mentions that in case the affected computers continue to show overheat warning in a room with less than 77° F temperature, then users should contact Apple.