How to reset the MacBook Pro Touch Bar if it fails

If you have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, it is possible that you do not get to use it on a day-to-day basis or that it is giving you a problem such as freezing. Although this is something quite rare, it is possible reset it easily following several paths that are extremely simple. In this article we tell you all the methods to reset your Touch Bar.

Reset the Touch Bar from the Activity Monitor

If you want to reset the Touch Bar because it has been completely frozen you can do it from the Activity Monitor. To do so you simply follow the following steps:

  1. On the Mac, enter the launchpad, and in the folder that comes by default called como Other ’enter‘ Activity Monitor ’. You can also access this monitor through the Finder.
  2. In Activity Monitor you must locate the process called Touch Bar Agent
  3. Once located we must select it and click on the cross that we find in the upper left of the window.

When we have closed this process through the Activity Monitor, it will restart automatically. We may see it in black for a few seconds. After the restart we will surely have the fully functional Touch Bar.

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Reset the Touch Bar from Terminal

If you do not like to enter the Activity Monitor, you can also perform this reset from Terminal. It is likely that you do not finish attracting Terminal since you do not understand too much of commands nor are you interested, but we can perform the restart of our Touch Bar in a fairly fast and very simple way. You just have to follow the following steps:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Enter the command kill «Touch Bar Agent» and press Enter. This way we will get the Touch Bar Restart completely from scratch.
  3. If what we want is to refresh the content of the bar without having to restart it completely, we must enter the command kilall ControlStrip and press Enter.

As you can see, in a few simple steps you can solve all the problems you have in the Touch Bar. It is true that there are many users who do not finish using this OLED screen that is above the keyboard, but we believe that It has many opportunities. Especially if you are a video editor you will see a great use since it integrates perfectly with numerous applications for professionals.

And you, have you had any problem like this? Leave us your impressions in the comment box.

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