Recovery Mode Mac

How to Use Recovery Mode Mac?

The Recovery Mode Mac enables the users to restore the system configuration (to previous settings), back up the data, format the drive, and reinstall the macOS. Mostly, the recovery process is performed using a partition of the drive that has a copy of the macOS. If you do not have the drive or if the drive is corrupted, then the Recovery mode on the Mac system will be handy.

The utilities presented under macOS Standard recovery are Time Machine, reinstall macOS, repair or erase a hard disk, and get help online. The other mode is Internet recovery, which starts the device on the Apple server and proceeds with the hardware, boot, and memory check. The below instructions will help you to start the Mac computer in the Recovery mode.

  • If the Mac device is turned on, then click the Apple menu and select Restart.
  • When the system restarts, press and hold the Command and R keys together until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • Next, the macOS Utilities screen shows up with the different recovery options mentioned below.
Recovery Mode Mac

Restore From Time Machine Backup:

If you have enabled the Time Machine Backup earlier, you can use the recovery option to restore the system configuration and data.

Reinstall macOS:

With this option, you can reinstall the system software after formatting the hard disk. When the system prompts to delete the disk, do it and continue to reinstall the macOS.

If the system asks you to enter the administrator password, input the password, and finish the installation.

Disk Utility:

The disk utility helps to repair the hard disk or the external disk by performing a scan. It also assists in formatting or deleting the disk connected to the system.

Get Help Online:

Selecting this recovery option guides you to the Apple support web page, where you can get your answers online. You should be connected to the Internet to use this option.

Shutdown or restart the system to exit the Recovery Mode Mac.