How to Re-Enable The Startup Chime Removed on the 2016 MacBook Pros

A few days ago we posted an article about Apple and how they killed the startup chime in the new 2016 MacBook Pros.

Well, I have some really good news for the tens of thousands of people who visited and expressed their disappointment.

With a simple trip to the Terminal you can turn the chime back on!  Literally 24 keypresses and the lovely F-Major cord we have all come to love since 1999 is back.


Open Terminal on your Mac and type:

sudo nvram BootAudio=%01

To turn the chime off:

sudo nvram BootAudio=%00

As a bonus tip, when you plug the 2016 MacBook Pro into power it auto boots.  You can control that too by a simple terminal command.

sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00

and to return the default boot behavior when you plug the MacBook Pro in:

sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03

All the commands are using SUDO which require you to enter your administrative password.