In this video we take a look at how you access Recovery Mode on an Apple Macintosh computer running on Silicon Hardware (M1 Processor).
As the name suggests, Recovery Mode is a troubleshooting tool built into macOS that can be used to restore your computer back to a working state. So not only can you factory reset your Mac using Recovery Mode. You can also reinstall macOS, restore your computer using a Time Machine backup, or perform a repair of your hard drive using Disk Utility.
Quick reference notes:
- First power down your Apple Macintosh computer
- Press and hold down the Power button
Notes: You need to keep the Power button held down until you see a message on your screen saying “loading Startup Options”
- When the Option Screen loads, using the mouse pointer select Options
- A Continue button will appear under Options
Notes: Do not click on the Macintosh HD icon, as this will simply attempt to load macOS.
- When we select Continue our computer will reboot and Recovery Mode will load.
- Apple Support Article – Use macOS Recovery on a Mac with Apple silicon