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  • P3rf3ctvo1d Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem might have gone for a while but only due to the laptop cooling down during the whole night. I guarantee you will et another if it is to do with overheating.

  • riddlywalker Level 1 (0 points)

    I found this- My pro retina started this stupid trick for the first time when I was composing a simple document in pages..... after trawling this discussion with growing alarm I found this site.

    Hope it helps?

  • riddlywalker Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried the iCloud solution on ment


    - Because the machine was so new (and my old macbook was so old) I wasn't used to iCloud, and had left everything checked.


    I don't need to see my stuff on other devices, I removed the photos, and five documents that were there. Instant reduction from 85% to 1.2% on the activity monitor -and all I had running was the finder and Safari. Fans immediately shut the **** up, machine not pretending to be a George Foreman Grill any more Happy.


    The advice was from an Apple genius- hey maybe they do know something.......


    " the genius suggested that it could be a corrupt iWork file that iCloud is trying to sync. He suggested that if I wanted to turn it back on, to download all my iCloud documents, delete them from iCloud and slowly put them back, while watching Activity Monitor for runaway processes."

  • bp0070 Level 1 (5 points)

    yup yup , right here! i am in the netherlands i bought my macbook retina16gb ssd 500g early 2013. the fan issue is a huge concern. Im wondering if chips are frying in there because the laptop gets so hot and the fan is spinning. completely dont understand it at all.


    ok i might be download or convert files and i especially use my macbook to make music but the computer is constantly warm. i dont want it to crash.



    what do i do.

  • jcmhml Level 1 (10 points)

    I've had the same issue for awhile now, and I figured out what caused it:  iCloud's Documents and Data and Photos syncing are causing the Mac's CPU to overheat and run the fans--even if the computer isn't doing anything taxing.  By disabling those two services, my fans instantly turned off, and the Mac has been buttery smooth since.


    I'm guessing that they're constantly pinging the servers, similar to how DropBox decreases battery life.  The issue is even apparent in the Yosemite Public Beta.

  • jonas223 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same Issue since one year. I hoped that they bring up an Update in Yosemite to fix it but apple did just nothing.

    My fan is going aggressive when I:


    • Open iTunes and play something
    • While watching streams in the Browser (in all of them!)
    • While browsing on websites with a lot of animation (CSS3)


    My mac:

    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), 2,8 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel Iris 1536 MB.


    Its just sad for a 2300€ device.

  • tsuibryan Level 1 (0 points)

    same problem here.

    my fan just runs like crazy even I put on external cooler for my mac.

    it's just stupid.

    I really wonder if there's any end to this? Or if Apple has any intention to deal with this at all.


    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)

    2.8 GHz Intel Core i5

    8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    OSX 10.10.1

  • valdez896 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just purchased a new macbook pro with retina display.  I merged my apps and had an issue with the fan continuously running at a fast speed and obvious heat.  I checked the Activity Monitor and noticed that Google browser was causing a significant draw of memory.  Deleted Google chrome, began using Safari and everything works perfect.  I hope this helps....

  • shariba Level 1 (10 points)

    This is my issue, also.


    Brand new MBP 13" Retina. Fan revs up with no reason. Activity monitor says nothing out of the ordinary is running. My 4 year old MBP 15" with a hard drive rarely ever did this. What's going on??


    I'm adding my voice to this thread, hoping someone at Apple is listening.



  • riddlywalker Level 1 (0 points)

    I posted what I thought was a solution after a check by Apple. three weeks later i was back in the queue, this time to replace the macbook. That solved it. If it's really brand new, don't fiddle about. Take it back.

  • thezoom Level 1 (0 points)

    Starting to HATE my new macbook pro 13" retina (2015). I've never had problems with apple hardware in the past, but this is becoming too much. When is apple going to fix this fan issue? And more importantly, why are they still selling these laptops if they have such a noticeable issue? They never should have been sold in the first place with a major unresolved issue like this.

  • jbcortes Level 1 (0 points)

    I sympathize. I was starting to hate my Retina too. It has been noisy for months, a low but really annoying whirring from the fans, permanent. I actually started looking for a Windows-based laptop.


    Then I discovered the iCloud tweak. I just followed the advice and unchecked all iClouds sync options. The noise has stopped (it didn't stop instantly though). The funny thing is that using an app to monitor the fan, they still seem to be running at 2000rpm (same speed as before, give or take) but I can't hear them anymore unless I put my head against the machine. Very weird. It's also worth mentioning that my activity monitor wasn't showing any weird activity.


    Anyway, I'm happier now, but I definitely wouldn't be if I had any need or desire to use iCloud. For such an expensive machine why can't engineers figure out a way to make iCloud work without overstimulating the fans?


    I've also been very unimpressed with Apple lately. Can't launch Safari without it crashing for example. The only thing that's keeping me with Apple is how bad the competition is, as opposed to how good Apple is.

  • jmstoh Level 1 (0 points)

    I just received my mid 15" 2015 Macbook Pro with the AMD graphics card yesterday. I had a monitor connected to it on HDMI and the fan was spinning very loudly. I checked activity monitor but nothing was consuming much resources. Troubleshoot the issue a little and figured that it was the HDMI out that was causing the fan to spin. I'm pretty unimpressed with this being a SGD3000 machine. Using the HDMI out shouldn't cause this at all.

  • RonAnnArbor Level 4 (2,705 points)

    Note: I have also found that Google Chrome is one of the main problems causing this but not the ONLY problem --- You don't have to delete Google Chrome, but I have found that closing it after using it goes a long way to eliminating the random fan start-ups...but not always.


    The other thing I have found is closing both Google Chrome AND iTunes usually does the trick within a few moments, then reopening iTunes and leaving Google Chrome closed until needed.


    Oddly -- when I get random fan start-ups, I have also found that opening Google Chrome and then closing right away also seems to eliminate the fan problem.