Apple Confirms Random Shutdown Issues with Base Model 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple today acknowledged unexpected shutdown issues with the base model 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro. Launched earlier this year, the machine will randomly shut down for no reason whatsoever.

In a support document, Apple details some of the steps that users can try to fix the problem for good. This includes using the MacBook until its battery drops to below 90%, plugging it into a power adapter, quitting all open applications, and then putting it to sleep by closing the lid. The company then recommends charging the Mac for at least 8 hours and then updating it to the latest version of macOS. This should solve the random shutdown issues for good.

If you own the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro and are facing random shutdown issues, you should try the above steps. If the problem persists even after that, you are recommended to contact Apple.

Launched earlier this year in July, the base model 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with a quad-core 1.4GHz Core i5 processor, Touch Bar, Touch ID, 8GB RAM, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The MacBook Pro previously shipped with a dual-core processor and so the upgrade to a quad-core chip has brought about a 505+ performance improvement. It was the last pro MacBook in Apple’s lineup to get the Touch Bar upgrade.

[Via MacRumors]