Generally, Mac operating systems are seen to be safer and more reliability compared to other systems. So, there are very few chances of Mac getting corrupted because of the macOS operating system. But in the case if your Mac runs into complex issues, it also has recovery mode to fix. What is Mac recovery mode and how to start Mac in recovery mode to get issues solved? Below are the details:
Mac recovery mode is part of the built-in recovery system of your Mac that holds a recovery image along with a copy of the macOS installer. It is the last chance to solve possible issues that may prevent your Mac from starting up properly. You can use Mac recovery mode to do below things:
Starting Mac in recovery mode is very easy. Just follow the guide below to enter in Mac recovery mode.
Option 1. Restore from Time Machine Backup
If you have backed up your Mac to Time Machine before, then you can choose this option to restore your Mac. Follow this guide to do that: How to restore from Time Machine backup.
Option 2. Reinstall macOS
Option 3. Get Help Online
This option in Mac recovery mode allows you to use Safari to browse the web and find help for your Mac.
Option 4. Disk Utility
You can use Disk Utility to repair, partition, erase, mount or restore your hard drives. Before you do anything to your hard drive like erasing and partitioning the hard drive, please backup it first. Because erasing hard drive will remove everything on it.
If you erase hard drive by accident without backup, you can also try some Mac data recovery software like Cisdem Data Recovery to recover lost files from your Mac hard disks. It can recover photos, documents, videos, archives, music and other files from Mac hard drive only in three steps:
By the way, Mac recovery mode also has additional utilities including Firmware Password Utility, Network Utility and Terminal. You can choose one of them from the Utilities menu in the menu bar.
If your Mac recovery mode is not working, you can try to start your Mac in Internet Recovery Mode by pressing Option-Command-R or Shift-Option-Command-R at startup.
If you still can't start Mac in Recovery mode, and you have another Mac that is able to start up completely, you might be able to create an external Mac startup disk to start up from instead.
If the above two ways can’t help you start Mac in recovery mode, you need to contact Apple Support for help.
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