Apple announced its new Macs as they usually do every year. But this time we saw +an interesting change – Apple’s transition from Intel chips to their own silicon chips. The launch included 2 Macbooks and a Mac Mini. The users who bought those devices had some problems while booting M1 based Macs into Recovery Mode as Apple has changed the option to boot into the macOS recovery mode with the release of M1 Mac’s. So this is a guide to boot M1 Mac into macOS Recovery Mode.

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What is the MacOS Recovery Mode?

MacOS Recovery Mode is a built-in-recovery mode that helps fix problems that can be faced by users. It can either consist of reinstalling macOS or even repair your internal disk. Here’s a list of things that can be done by booting into macOS Recovery Mode-

  • Repair your Mac’s internal drive
  • Install or Re-install macOS 
  • Restore your files from Time Machine Backup
  • Encrypt different drives
  • Change the startup disk
  • Share your Mac’s disk to transfer files between two computers
  • Control system settings with the help of terminal
  • Boot into Safe Mode

Boot M1 MacBook into MacOS Recovery Mode

If you have a newer MacBook which has Apple’s own chip then you need to follow these steps:

  • Click the Apple menu and select Shut Down
  • Next, press and hold the power button until you see “Loading Startup Options”
  • Now click on “Options” and click Continue

You can also be asked for your password if you have it enabled on your Mac. However, if you own an Intel-based Mac, then you need to follow these steps:

  • Turn your Mac off, by holding the Power Button for at least 10 seconds
  • Next, press the Power button again to turn it on and immediately press and hold the Command + R key combination on your Mac’s Keyboard

Now you have successfully booted into macOS Recovery Mode. You can start restoring your Time Machine Backup or reinstall macOS as well. 

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