I recently heard from someone whose two M1 MacBook Airs—his and his wife’s—reboot regularly with a “pink screen.” In the middle of nothing consistent, a machine will freeze, display a pink screen, then restart normally. I hadn’t seen this before with my two M1s (a Mac mini and a MacBook Air), but realized I’d come back a couple of times to both computers to mysterious restarts. Not long after getting email from that person above, my machine did the restart with a pink screen! And I’ve seen it once, yesterday, without a pink screen but the same behavior.
I’m curious if anyone else has seen this problem on their M1? You can find reports in forums, but I can’t tell how widespread it is. I believe it may be happening to both my M1 Macs, though clearly more frequently to the Mac mini, which is just a few months in use (after my Intel iMac died hard in July); I have many fewer mysterious reboots on my December 2020 M1 MacBook Air.
If and only if you own an M1 Mac, could you answer the poll below?
- Pink screen reboots
- Mysterious reboots
- No mysterious reboots