If the Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro is not working, there could be several potential reasons. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can take to address the issue:
Restart your MacBook Pro: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve software-related issues. Go to the Apple menu and choose Restart, or press and hold the power button until the MacBook Pro shuts down, and then press it again to turn it back on.
Check Touch Bar settings: Verify that the Touch Bar is enabled in your MacBook Pro’s settings. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard and ensure that the “Touch Bar shows” option is set to “App Controls” or “Expanded Control Strip” as per your preference.
Update macOS and apps: Make sure your MacBook Pro is running the latest version of macOS and that your apps are up to date. Outdated software can sometimes cause compatibility issues. Go to the Apple menu > About This Mac > Software Update to check for and install any available updates.
Reset the System Management Controller (SMC): The SMC controls various hardware functions on your MacBook Pro, including the Touch Bar. Resetting the SMC can help resolve hardware-related issues. The process varies depending on your MacBook Pro model. You can find specific instructions on Apple’s support website.
Reset the Touch Bar: If the issue persists, you can try resetting the Touch Bar itself. Here’s how:
a. Close all open applications.
b. From the Finder menu, click “Go” and select “Go to Folder.”
c. In the window that appears, type the following path and press Enter: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.touchbar.agent.plist d. Move the file that appears in the search results to the Trash or another location on your computer. e. Restart your MacBook Pro.
Test in Safe Mode: Booting your MacBook Pro in Safe Mode can help determine if the issue is caused by third-party software or drivers. Restart your MacBook Pro and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears. If the Touch Bar works correctly in Safe Mode, it suggests a software conflict with a third-party app or driver.
Contact Support: If none of the above steps resolve the issue, it’s recommended to contact Apple Support or visit Esmond Service Centre. They can provide further guidance and assistance in diagnosing and repairing the Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro.