If you’re experiencing the frustrating issue of macOS applications repeatedly prompting for system permissions every time you restart your Mac, you’re not alone. Many users have encountered this annoyance, even after initially granting the necessary permissions to their trusted third-party apps. Oddly enough, when checking in the System Settings, these permissions appear to be already enabled.
While temporarily disabling and then re-enabling the permissions might seem like a quick fix, it only resolves the problem for the current session. The next time you reboot your Mac, you’re back to square one with the apps asking for permissions again. Is there a way to break this endless cycle? Fortunately, there is a solution that can put an end to this inconvenience.
How to Resolve macOS Apps Repeatedly Requesting Access Permissions After Restart
The root cause of this issue lies in a problematic component known as TCC, which stands for Transparency, Consent, and Control. To resolve the problem, you’ll need to reset the TCC database. It’s important to note that after resetting the database, you’ll have to grant permissions for every app once more. However, this is a one-time effort, and considering that it effectively addresses the underlying problem, it’s well worth it.
To get started, open the Terminal application and enter the following command:
tccutil reset All
When you execute this command, your Mac might temporarily freeze for a few seconds, but don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. Once the reset is complete, you can proceed to reassign the necessary permissions to your apps. This should resolve the issue of apps repeatedly requesting system permissions after each Mac restart.
If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about these steps, feel free to leave a comment. We’ll respond promptly with a solution to assist you.