Mac – Why does the Mac mini (2018) have no startup sound

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My Mac mini (2018) has a speaker that works well for playing music and making user interface sound effects. But I do not hear a startup chime when booting the machine.

In other words, I have the exact opposite problem of this Question, Mac Mini: No sound except for startup chime

Is there a way to restore the traditional startup sound?

Best Answer

Apple has removed the startup chime from all the Mac models starting from Late 2016.

Mac models from early 2016 and earlier make a chime sound when they start up. Mac models from late 2016 and newer don't have a startup chime, with the exception of MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017).