Apple Warns of Potential Limited Brightness Bug on New MacBook Pros and Pro Display XDR

Just because an electronic device is expensive doesn’t mean it can’t end up breaking down or having a factory error, and Apple has just released a new notice warning that certain users may end up having a limited brightness problem > on the recently announced 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, but also on the Pro Display XDR.


Specifically, they have published a new support document about an error that various users are experiencing regarding limited brightness on the screen and that can be reproduced in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro launched a few months ago and also in the Pro Display XDR.


Apple explains that certain users may end up receiving an error message on their screen about a brightness limitation and this can occur “if the ambient temperature of the room is high and you have been playing very bright content for a long period of time”.


The Cupertinos explain that if you see a message about the screen brightness being limited or if you see a caution symbol in the menu bar, it means the screen has entered a low power mode due to various overheating problems.

Apple offers the following recommendations if you experience this error:

  • For MacBook Pros with Liquid Retina XDR displays, they advise closing any applications that may be consuming high system resources.
  • They also recommend using the Apple XDR Display or Pro Display XDR reference mode unless your current workflow requires a particular reference mode.
  • They also recommend lowering the ambient temperature of the room may eventually solve the problem.
  • They also recommend closing or hiding any windows with HDR content.
  • And finally they recommend putting the Mac to sleep, letting Allow the screen to cool down for 5 to 10 minutes, and then press any key to wake up the Mac again.

Alternatively, if all of the above recommendations are ineffective and the ambient room temperature is below 25°C, they recommend that those affected contact Apple support.