Booting to Recovery

Issue/Question

How do I access my Mac's recovery section?

Cause

The utilities in macOS Recovery help you restore from Time Machine, reinstall macOS, get help online, repair or erase a hard disk, and more.

Resolution

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. Immediately press and hold Command ⌘ + R.
  4. Continue holding until you see the Apple logo or a spinning globe.
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Press and hold the power button until Loading startup options displays.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. If requested, enter the password for an administrator account.

Details

Article ID: 2970
Created
Tue 2/20/18 9:49 AM
Modified
Thu 1/14/21 3:47 PM