Reboot My Macbook Air

Posted By admin On 18/01/22
  1. While knowing how to reset MacBook Air, you must be aware that after reset, you will lose all your data. So, to make it safe and secure you need to make a backup of your data. The most common and easiest way of backing up your data on MacBook Air is the use of time-machine that have all your files, images, documents and apps.
  2. On a Mac laptop: Shut down the MacBook. Unplug and then reconnect the power cable. Press Shift + Ctrl + Option/Alt keys and the power button at the same time.
  3. Shut down your MacBook. Remove the battery. Press and hold the power button for some five seconds. Reinstall the battery. Press the power button again to turn on your machine. On a MacBook with a non-removable battery: Select Apple menu Shut Down. Once your machine is off, press Shift-Ctrl-Option on the left side on the built-in keyboard.
  1. Reset My Macbook Air To Factory Settings
  2. Reset My Macbook Air Back To Factory Settings

These key combinations apply only to Mac computers with an Intel processor, not Mac computers with Apple silicon.

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To use any of these key combinations, press and hold the keys immediately after pressing the power button to turn on your Mac, or after your Mac begins to restart. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs.

In order to reset your MacBook Air to its factory settings, you’ll first need to boot up your Mac in Recovery Mode. To do this, press and hold Command + R when restarting your MacBook Air or switching it on, keeping both keys held until you see the Apple logo.

Reset My Macbook Air To Factory Settings

  • Command (⌘)-R: Start up from the built-in macOS Recovery system. Or use Option-Command-R or Shift-Option-Command-R to start up from macOS Recovery over the Internet. macOS Recovery installs different versions of macOS, depending on the key combination you use while starting up. If your Mac is using a firmware password, you're prompted to enter the password.
  • Option (⌥) or Alt: Start up to Startup Manager, which allows you to choose other available startup disks or volumes. If your Mac is using a firmware password, you're prompted to enter the password.
  • Option-Command-P-R:Reset NVRAM or PRAM. If your Mac is using a firmware password, it ignores this key combination or starts up from macOS Recovery.
  • Shift (⇧): Start up in safe mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • D: Start up to the Apple Diagnostics utility. Or use Option-Dto start up to this utility over the Internet. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • N: Start up from a NetBoot server, if your Mac supports network startup volumes. To use the default boot image on the server, hold down Option-N instead. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • Command-S: Start up in single-user mode. Disabled in macOS Mojave or later, or when using a firmware password.
  • T: Start up in target disk mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • Command-V: Start up in verbose mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • Eject (⏏) or F12 or mouse button or trackpad button: Eject removable media, such as an optical disc. Disabled when using a firmware password.

If a key combination doesn't work

If a key combination doesn't work at startup, one of these solutions might help:

  • Press and hold all keys in the combination together, not one at a time.
  • Shut down your Mac. Then press the power button to turn on your Mac. Then press and hold the keys as your Mac starts up.
  • Wait a few seconds before pressing the keys, to give your Mac more time to recognize the keyboard as it starts up. Some keyboards have a light that flashes briefly at startup, indicating that the keyboard is recognized and ready for use.
  • If you're using a wireless keyboard, plug it into your Mac, if possible. Or use your built-in keyboard or a wired keyboard. If you're using a keyboard made for a PC, such as a keyboard with a Windows logo, try a keyboard made for Mac.
  • If you're using Boot Camp to start up from Microsoft Windows, set Startup Disk preferences to start up from macOS instead. Then shut down or restart and try again.
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Remember that some key combinations are disabled when your Mac is using a firmware password.

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Reset My Macbook Air Back To Factory Settings

  • Keyboard shortcuts that you can use after your Mac has started up.