How to Reboot Apple Studio Display
The Apple Studio Display is a beautiful monitor and screen, both visually and in terms of the picture quality.
But sometimes the Apple Studio Display misbehaves, and problems can happen with it that require the Apple Studio Display to restart. Maybe the sound has stopped working properly or at all, the web camera is frozen, or the resolution won’t change. With no physical buttons on the Apple Studio Display, how do you restart the screen? It’s a little comical, but the solution to reboot the monitor is easy enough.
How to Restart the Apple Studio Display
- Physically disconnect the power cable to the Apple Studio Display from the power outlet
- Wait 5 seconds or so and then plug the power cable back in again
Yes literally unplugging and plugging in the Apple Studio Display is how you restart it.
There are no physical button on the Apple Studio Display, so just going straight to the power source is how you handle a reboot on the monitor, not quite as elegant as the screens design.
It turns out that the Apple Studio Display runs iOS, just like an iPhone does (or iPadOS, tvOS, or watchOS, which are also based on iOS… which is based on MacOS… evolution!), and so it shouldn’t be completely surprising that occasionally the device needs to restart, even if that is highly unusual for a computer monitor. But the Apple Studio Display is more than a computer monitor given that its running iOS, it’s technically a full blown computer. One wonders if the display will be jailbroken down the road, and if it will ever be able to run iOS full screen… that would be interesting. But anyway.
So just unplug your Apple Studio Display, then plug it back in again, and that’s how you restart the display.
Do you know of another method to restart the Apple Studio Display? Let us know in the comments.