What? Your Mac has a fan? Who knew? Not every Mac has a fan and not every Mac user with a Mac that has a fan has ever heard the fan. It comes on whenever the Mac gets a bit too warm because too much is going on inside.
Apple includes a fan to help keep certain internal components at a proper operating temperature. When something inside gets too hot, sensors detect the change, and software turns the fans on. What happens if a fan comes on and stays on? What happens when a Mac gets hot and the fan does not come on? For that, you need TG Pro.
A Fan Of Fans
We live in Chicago and both heat and air conditioning is a thing, depending upon the time of year, but we still have fans to help lower the temperature or to move air around. TG Pro is a fan control application for the Mac that also monitors internal sensors and gives you a measure of control you didn’t know you had.
Look at all that geeky goodness. TG Pro monitors the Mac’s innards to display temperatures gathered by nearby sensors. These include the battery, CPU, total ambient temperature, memory modules, heatpipes, and much more.
Use TG Pro to see the Mac’s current and maximum recorded temperatures, view and actually control the speeds for each fan, and even set the fans to go to a specific speed when a predefined temperature is reached inside.
The app can display a notification whenever a sensor in the Mac gets too hot or when the fans are turned up. That gives you an option to discover problems with sensors or fans or batteries thanks to the built-in diagnostics. TG Pro also logs temperatures, fan speeds, and more. It runs in the background and displays configurable information with a click to the Menubar.
There are few Mac utilities which monitor the Mac’s innards this way. TG Pro makes it easy to display and control fans, sensors, and temperatures with just a few clicks.
You may never need the app but it’s nice to know it’s around.