How to Change the Refresh Rate on Your New 16-Inch MacBook Pro


Apple announced its latest 16-inch MacBook Pro a few days back. The new MacBook is not only powerful but boasts a bigger 16-inch display that is best for professional editing and other workflows. However, the machine also boasts some pretty great tweaks up its sleeves. For instance, you have the option available to change the refresh rate on your new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Let's dive in to see some more details on how you can do it.

Change Refresh Rate on Your 16-Inch MacBook Pro - Easy Steps

It is mentioned in Apple's official support document that you can adjust the new 16-inch MacBook Pro's refresh rate. If you're unfamiliar with the technique, that's what we're here for. There are a series of steps that you must follow and a few options that you can choose from.

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Apart from this Apple also notes that you can set the refresh rate of the display to match with the refresh rate of the video that you're viewing or editing. You can adjust the frame rate with 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94 and 60Hz options. Do take note that you can only adjust the refresh rate on your new 16-inch MacBook Pro and previous models are left out of it. This is what you have to do.

According to Apple simply choose the refresh rate that divides evenly into the frame rate of the content that you're viewing or editing. For instance, if the video that you're viewing is set at 24 frames per second, select the 48Hz refresh rate.

1. Head over to System Preferences and then Display.

2. Press and hold the Option key and select the Scaled button.

3. Now, the Refresh Rate dropdown menu will appear.

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4. Click on the Refresh Rate pop-up menu and select Refresh Rate.

Change refresh rate on MacBook Pro

That's all that you have to do and you can change the refresh rate on MacBook Pro. Apart from this, Apple also notes that you should change the refresh rate back to 60Hz after you're done viewing or editing your content.

If you're planning to get the 16-inch MacBook Pro, be sure to note this walkthrough as it will help you out in numerous situations. Share your views with us in the comments.