How to View Network Traffic in macOS and OS X

Zach Zach (236)
2 minutes

Using an application of terminal command and you're not sure if it's stuck? Want to monitor network usage from the computers on your network? There's a built-in program for that.

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Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

Enter the following command and press enter:


The nettop program supports a number of commands (usually executed by pressing a single button on your keyboard). Check them out!

Apple hid the battery percentage option starting with Big Sur. Here's where it is.
Zach Zach (236)
5 minutes

I always keep an eye on my MacBook's battery percentage—especially since, as a developer, I run a lot of resource-intensive applications.