MacBook Air PRAM Reset May Speed Up Your Machine
My MacBook Air is the bedrock of my professional life. And I expect it to run speedy for me wherever I am. If you’re the same way, but unfortunately have a MacBook Air that’s dragging, you can try a MacBook Air PRAM reset. Note: Mac models that are several years old have PRAM (Parameter RAM) and newer models have NVRAM (nonvolatile random-access memory). The reset steps are the same for both types of memory and will accomplish the same outcome.
Before you do that…
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To complete a MacBook Air PRAM reset,
- Shut down your Mac,
- When you turn it on immediately press and hold: Option +Command +P +R
- Release the keys after about 20 seconds (your Mac might appear to restart)
On Mac computers that play a startup sound, you can release the keys after the second startup sound.
Be sure to open System Preferences and check basic settings that may change via a reset (such as sound volume, display resolution, startup disk selection, or time zone.)