Change the refresh rate on your 16-inch MacBook Pro or Apple Pro Display XDR

You can switch between refresh rates on your MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) or Pro Display XDR.

For professional workflows such as video editing, you can set the refresh rate of your display to match the frame rate of the video you're editing or viewing.

Available refresh rates

You can switch between these refresh rates on your Retina display:

  • 60 Hertz
  • 59.94 Hertz
  • 50 Hertz
  • 48 Hertz
  • 47.95 Hertz

Change the refresh rate

Choose a refresh rate that divides evenly into the frame rate of your content. For example, if the content you’re viewing is 24 frames per second, select the 48 Hertz refresh rate.

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Displays.
  2. Press and hold the Option key and select the Scaled button. The refresh rate menu will appear.
  3. Click the Refresh Rate pop-up menu and choose a refresh rate.

When you’ve finished viewing or editing the video content, you might want to change your refresh rate back to the default of 60 Hertz to ensure smooth performance in macOS, such as when you minimise a window.

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