Shut down button MBP tb interface - results in hard reset?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Phwoar, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Phwoar macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2016
    Impressive device, with only one malfunction that I can detect (MBP tb). The help guide and the Apple website tells us to just hold down the power button for a short time until we see the "restart, sleep, shut down" prompt.

    But of course, there is no prompt to speak of, and this results in a hard reset. Everyone following the instructions will think a hard reset is a normal shutdown. Can't be good for the shutdown process, surely.

    No doubt will be fixed in the coming software updates, otherwise very impressive. A massive iPad, hinged to a screen, and running Sierra. Nice! Almost feels like it weighs about the same as a large iPad - unbelievable achievement.
  2. aevan macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2015
    Yes, never thought about it, but now that you say it I remember trying to get the reset/sleep prompt by holding the power button and nothing happened. Holding it longer did a hard reset.
  3. Rkuda macrumors regular


    May 23, 2016
    I just think of the TouchID button as an emergency shut down button now. I wouldn't be surprised to see the wording on the website to be change to remove the wording about brining up the prompt. Probably more likely than the prompt coming back on button hold.
  4. Phwoar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2016
    Thanks both for replying - laughed at the thought of them just deleting the instructions instead of doing something about it.

    Bump - anyone else not seeing a prompt for shutdown/sleep/restart, when pressing the power button once?
  5. skiffx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    yeh seems like they have removed that functionality

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