macOS Recover – Process

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macOS Recover – Process

macOS Recovery is the built-in recovery system on your Mac.

You can use the apps in macOS Recovery on an Intel-based Mac to repair your internal storage device, reinstall macOS, restore your files from a Time Machine backup, set security options, and more.

Reinstalling macOS requires an internet connection. To connect to the internet, you can use a wireless or wired network connection. If you’re trying to connect to Wi-Fi through a captive portal (for example, at a coffee shop, library, or hotel) or an enterprise network, you might not be able to access the internet in macOS Recovery.

This covers the start-up mode using the Option + Command + R or the Shift + Option + Command + R keys.

Note: Internet Recovery Mode takes longer to boot – this is normal.

Note: It is advised to be wired to Ethernet for this mode.

Note: Internet Recovery only works if the MacBook has OS X 10.12.4 or later installed due to a Bookroom update

Things you can do in Internet Recovery Mode:

  • Restore from Time Machine backup
  • Reinstall macOS
  • Go to Apple Support for help online
  • Use Disk Utility to partition, repair, erase, and format drives
  • Add or remove an EFI password (must know the password if removing)
  • Troubleshoot network connection
  • Open Terminal from Recovery Partition (reset user password, disable/enable SIP, change the date, etc.)
  • Select a different startup disk
  • See the Installer Log

Internet Recovery (Install the latest compatible macOS).

Key Combination: Option + Command + R

Supported on devices from Mid 2012 and newer (as well as some older models with firmware updates, and information.

This will install the latest compatible macOS version on the device.

Internet Recovery (installs original macOS version)

Key Combination: Shift + Option + Command + R

Supported on devices from Mid 2012 and newer (as well as some older models with firmware updates, and information.

This will install the version of macOS that came on the device from the factory (or the closest version still supported)

If you cannot start up in Recovery Mode by using this startup combination, the current version of macOS may be too old, the internet connection may be faulty/insufficient, or the keyboard may be faulty. Try a wired keyboard, built-in Recovery, a different startup disk, or a bootable installer.

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