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Mac keeps restarting over and over? Mac keeps restarting on its own? MacBook Pro keeps restarting at boot? No worry. After reading this article, you can not only know why your Mac keeps restarting (Part 1), how to fix the “Mac keeps restarting” issue (Part 2) but also how to avoid spontaneous restarts on your Mac (Part 3). If you have encountered the similar problem on your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus in iOS 11, go to the article about how to fix iPhone X/8/8 Plus keeps restarting to learn how to solve the problem.

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Part 1: Why Mac keeps restarting

In most of the cases, the main contributor to the 'Mac/MacBook Pro keeps restarting' issue is 'kernel panic'. The 'kernel' refers to the operating system of your Mac. Why does kernel panic lead to abnormal restarts? That's because the operating system has detected an issue on your Mac and the restart must be performed to fix the issue, which is usually caused by the faulty software or a problematic hardware. How to decide whether kernel panic is occurring? Generally, a message will pop up on your Mac screen showing you 'Your Computer restarted because of a problem'. If you are in the very situation, don't hesitate to get possible solutions in Part 2.

Part 2: How to fix Mac/MacBook Pro Keeps Restarting

If your Mac or MacBook Pro keeps restarting over and over, you first need to know where the problem is. Is the software installed on your Mac the cause of the issue or the hardware on your Mac to connected to your Mac the cause of the issue? If the kernel panic is related to hardware, follow the first two tips to learn what to do. While if the problem is related to software installed on your Mac, follow the last two tips instead. (Other solutions to common Mac/iDevice problems are also covered, go to iOS & Mac Topics to find what you need if you want.)

For hardware related kernel panic:

The kernel panic could be caused by a peripheral device or a combination of peripheral devices that has been connected to your Mac or the internal RAM or third-party hardware. Thus hardware troubleshooting is inevitable to solve the 'Mac keeps restarting' issue.

Tip 1: Check the peripheral devices connected to your Mac

Step 1: Shut down your Mac and disconnect all the peripheral devices. (Keep the display, keyboard, and mouse that are from App connected only. )

Step 2: Start your Mac and use it as usual.

Step 3: Troubleshoot hardware.

  • If your Mac works properly after you use it for a period of time and no kernel panic occurs, you must know that there is something wrong with the peripheral device that previously connected to your Mac. To check which peripheral device is the 'culprit', connect one peripheral device to your Mac at a time and test. If a single peripheral device doesn't cause the 'Mac keeps restarting' issue, you can try to connect two or more peripheral devices to your Mac and test.
  • While if a kernel panic occurs later, it must be something wrong with the internal RAM or third-party hardware. If so, follow tip 2 to check the hardware.

Tip 2: Check the internal RAM and third-party hardware on your Mac

Step 1: Shut down your Mac.

Step 2: Remove the third-party RAM and internal hardware from your Mac. Reseat your Apple RAM if you get one. If not, reseat the RAM you have instead.

Step 3: Start your Mac and use it as usual.

Step 4: Do troubleshooting.

  • If the 'Mac keeps restarting' problem doesn't happen after you use your Mac for a period of time, you know that the third-party RAM or third-party internal hardware should to replaced to avoid the kernel panic.
  • If your Mac keeps restarting again, you need to go to the Apple Store nearby with your Mac to seek help from Apple.

For software related kernel panic:

Tip 3: Reinstall operating system on your Mac

Step 1: Use macOS Recovery to reinstall macOS.

  • Hold and press the key combination (Command + R) on your Mac keyboard immediately after you press the power button to turn on your Mac until you see the Apple logo or a spinning globe.
  • Choose Reinstall macOS in the window and click Continue.

Step 2: If you have reinstalled macOS successfully, go to App Store > Updates to install all the updates on your Mac.

Step 3: Before you reinstall the third-party software, download and install all the third-party software updates.

Step 4: Do troubleshooting.

  • If the kernel panic doesn't occur, you have solved the issue successfully.
  • While if your Mac keeps restarting again, follow tip 4 introduced below.
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Tip 4: Fix 'Mac keeps restarting' issue related to software

Step 1: Use macOS Recovery to start your Mac. (Refer to step 1 in Tip 3.)

Step 2: Use Disk Utility to back up your disk image to an external drive with enough free space.

Step 3: Wipe the internal drive via Disk Utility.

Step 4: Install OS X and start your Mac from the internal drive.

Step 5: Go to App Store > Updates to install all updates on your Mac.

Step 6: Reinstall the third-party Apps on your Mac and copy the user data from the backup you have just created.

Part 3: How to prevent Mac from restarting

Unexpected restarts of Mac could be quite annoying, Thus it's necessary to learn how to prevent the problem from happening. The most effective way to avoid kernel panic is to always update your software to the latest version. You just need to go to App Store > Updates to make it. Easy, right? Hope you won't meet the 'Mac keeps restarting' issue again. For other problems like Mac running slow, Mac stuck on the login screen, Mac won't turn on and more, you can also find the fixes in the related article.

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Keep It is the successor to Together, can import Together libraries, and all Together 3 users can get a discount to upgrade to Keep It. See Information for Together Users below.

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Notes, Links and Everything Else

Make Notes

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Save Web Links

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Add Anything

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Preview and Edit

Keep It generates thumbnails and summaries for most files, can edit its own notes, rich text, plain text and Markdown files, add highlights and notes PDFs, and show images, web pages and most other documents. Any item can be encrypted with a password.

iCloud

Everywhere

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Share Folders and Items

Keep it can share top-level folders and individual items with other Keep It users via iCloud. Participants will see all changes automatically.

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Folders

Folders let you organize items and bundles hierarchically, when needed. Select a folder to see everything it contains, double-click to focus the sidebar on that folder.

Bundles

When you need to gather things into one place, make a bundle. Items can be in more than one bundle at a time, and when you remove the bundle, everything else stays where it was.

Labels

Use labels to color-code items for quick visual recognition. Labels are listed in the sidebar so you can quickly see everything with a particular label.

More Lists

Use the Recents list to see things you’ve added or viewed lately, with the latest shown at the top. Favorites provide quick access. Deleted Items are automatically removed after 30 days.

Search and Filter

Search

Keep It can search the content of most files, and can recognize text in scanned PDFs and images. While searching, suggestions appear as you type, allowing you to narrow down results to exactly what you need. Save searches for later reuse.

Tag Filter

Keep It’s Tag Filter makes finding things by tags easy, and works with search and the selected list. Choose a tag to see all the tagged items and any other relevant tags; choose another tag to drill down further.

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Real Files

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Keep It stores everything you add as files, folders and tags in the Finder that mirror what you see in the app, rather than stuff everything into a database. You can even save new files to these folders to automatically add them.

True Integration

This approach lets Keep It work with the system and all your existing apps, files can be searched with Spotlight, backed up with Time Machine, and opened in any suitable app for editing. Tasks in Keep It can be automated with AppleScript and Automator actions.

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Compact Mode

In compact mode, Keep It for Mac becomes a single column, ideal for using alongside other apps or in split screen.

Works with Other Apps

Pretty much anything can be dragged to Keep It, and you can also add things from a variety of apps with Keep It’s share extension.

Keep It is the successor to Together, and will import your Together libraries. While many things will be familiar, Keep It offers some great new ideas and improvements, including:

View and Edit

  • Create notes, stationery and open anything in its own window or tab
  • Summaries in the list and enhanced thumbnails, on both Mac and iOS
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  • Insert dividers in notes
  • Improved file attachments in notes
  • Add highlights and notes to PDF documents, and rotate and remove pages
  • Rotate images between landscape and portrait
  • Edit Markdown files with syntax coloring and a choice of editor and preview styles.
  • See a word count for notes, rich text and plain text documents
  • Show margins to constrain the width when editing text items to aid readability
  • Automatically rename items created from stationery
  • Compact Mode for working alongside other apps as a window or in split view
  • Dark mode on macOS Mojave and later

Organize and Manage

  • Favorites Bar for quick access to lists
  • Folders can show all items in nested folders and bundles
  • iCloud sharing for both folders and individual items
  • Double-click folders to focus the sidebar on them and the things they contain
  • Recents list shows added and edited items across all your Macs and iOS devices
  • Selecting multiple items shows options to add them to a bundle, move to a folder, change the label or add tags
  • Each list can have its own sort and view settings
  • See and search a list of tags in the Info view, and when tagging items in the list
  • The sidebar can be hidden and will reappear when you drag to the side of the window
  • Deleted items automatically removed after 30 days
  • Unfiled list shows anything not in a folder or bundle

Importing

  • Share extension can now add text, links, files, photos and movies, and when using it you can add tags, choose locations, and append text to notes. With iCloud, changes will appear on other devices almost instantly
  • Bookmarklet can now either import a link or the selected text from a web page
  • Import from a scanner, or directly from your iPad or iPhone with Continuity Camera in macOS Mojave

Search and Filter

  • Search suggestions for drilling down to exactly what you need
  • Text recognition makes scanned PDFs and images searchable, including attachments
  • Use keywords when searching, and natural language for dates
  • Save searches that work consistently across Macs and iOS
  • Tag Filter can filter combinations of tags in the same straightforward way on both Mac and iOS

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Discounts

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Together 3 users can get a half-price discount when moving to Keep It, and free licenses are available for anyone who purchased Together 3 in the 6 months before Keep It was announced.

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See the Keep It Support page for information on obtaining these discounts, and how to move from Together to Keep It.

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