By default, the latest MacBook Pro automatically powers on when the laptop’s lid is opened, or when the Mac is connected to power. This may appear useful for many users, but for some, this may be a cause of annoyance. Thankfully, you can disable boot on lid open on MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar by heading to the command line of macOS. Let’s take a look.
Steps to disable boot on lid open/power connection on MacBook Pro (Late 2016 models)
Step 1: First off, you are supposed to head to Applications > Utilities to open the Terminal.
Step 2: Once you are in, enter the following command syntax:
sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00
Step 3: You now need to press the return key and authenticate with the admin password.
Step 4: Once you are done, exit the Terminal.
From now on, when your MacBook Pro lid is opened, it won’t boot the laptop or turn it on by opening the lid. Plus, when the Mac is connected to a power cable, it will no longer automatically power on.
If you change your mind and want to return to default setting of booting on lid open with MacBook Pro, you repeat the same steps above, but enter the following command syntax:
sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03
After that, you also press the return key and authenticate with the admin password to apply the change.
Now, when the lid opens or when the power is connected, your Mac will automatically power on.
That’s it. If you have any questions or concerns about how to disable Boot on Lid open on MacBook Pro, drop them in the comments section below and we will try to help you out with the problem you may have.
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