MacBook Pro Touch Bar Unresponsive or Got Stuck? 4 Tips to Fix it

Users have experienced that MacBook Pro Touch Bar becomes unresponsive, or they get stuck and not working at all while they are using Touch Bar on MacBook Pro. This can certainly dampen their spirit as almost all Mac users were enthusiastic about this new feature. Some were so keen that they get MacBook Pro Touch Bar on old Mac used by them.

The virtual Touch Bar behaves strangely even as users are changing apps on their MacBook Pro. In this situation, however, they have to use escape key on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

In any situation, don’t panic and follow some fixes mentioned below if your MacBook Pro touch bar is not working.

MacBook Pro Touch Bar Unresponsive or Got Stuck

How to Fix MacBook Pro Touch Bar Unresponsive and Got Stuck Issue

Users complain about Touch Bar becomes unresponsive while they are using some apps on MacBook Pro. At this, simply force quit the app on your device.

Step #1:

Click on the Apple icon from the top left corner of the screen.

Step #2:

From the drop-down menu, click on the Force Quit option.

Step #3:

Select the app that is creating a problem from the Force Quit window.

Step #4:

Next, click on the Force Quit button.

How to Refresh Touch Bar Using Activity Monitor

Using Activity Monitor is one way to refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro.

Step #1:

Open Activity Monitor app available in Applications.

Step #2:

Click on Utilities.

Step #3:

Next, find the Touch Bar agent and select it.

Step #4:

Now click on the X button in the top left corner and click on Quit.

How to Refresh Touch Bar Using Terminal

Step #1:

You need to open Terminal either from Utilities in Applications or launch terminal using Spotlight Search.

Step #2:

Now type in the command line mentioned below:

pkill “Touch Bar agent”

Step #3:

Finally, press Return key to kill and refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro.

How to Refresh Control Strip on Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

You can find Control Strip on the extreme right part of the Touch Bar that shows buttons to control screen brightness, volume, and Siri.

Step #1:

First off, open the Terminal app from Spotlight Search or from Utilities in Applications.

Step #2:

Now you need to enter the command given below:

killall ControlStrip

Step #3:

Next, press the Return button on the keyboard.

This will refresh the Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro.

The above solutions can help you fix the issue of unresponsive Touch Bar on MacBook Pro. If none of the solutions helps you, take your MacBook Pro to Apple Support and get the problem fixed.

MacBook Pro was a surprise entry in Apple Event held in October 2016. However, this has got an overwhelming response from the Apple fan base. As happens with other devices, MacBook Pro too threw some tantrums, but there are some awesome MacBook Pro features of this laptop.

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