How to factory reset MacBook Air

Factory reset is always useful and can fix most issues related to performance issues, free up some space, screen stuck on one screen, etc. The best option for everyone is a factory reset. A factory reset option is also available in the MacBook Air. There can be many reasons if you intend to factory reset your MacBook Air. Either you just want to clear the entire system and start as a new one, or you have problems or bugs in the system, performance issues, or you want to see your MacBook and erase your data from the system, it can be any.

Before you start factory resetting your MacBook Air, make sure you have created a backup file for all your data or else you will lose all your data during the factory reset process. To back up your data, you need to use the Time Machine, which is used as a built-in feature on your MacBook. It allows you to back up your files, music, pictures and data from other applications to an external drive. You need an external storage device to store your time machine backups.

How to backup your data on MacBook Air?

  1. Connect the Mac to an external hard drive.
  2. Open System Preferences.
  3. Open the time machine.
  4. Click on the selected backup disk.
  5. Choose your drive.
  6. Check the Encrypt backups box to encrypt your backup with a password.
  7. Tap Use Disk.
  8. It may take a while to back up.

How do I reset the MacBook Air to factory settings?

Before you start resetting your MacBook Air after backing up your data, make sure you are signed out of all Apple services such as iTunes, iMessage, and iCloud. Follow the steps below to restore factory settings after backing up and logging out of all these applications.

  1. To begin with, boot your Mac into recovery mode. To achieve this, hold down Command + R while restarting or turning on your MacBook Air, holding both keys until you see the Apple logo.
  2. The utility window appears when the computer finishes booting.
  3. Click on the disk utility.
  4. Tap the Continue button.
  5. Click the view button and then show all devices.
  6. You can select your hard drive and then click on the erase option.
  7. Click Format to start the factory reset.
  8. Select the Mac OS Extended (journaled) option,
  9. Finally, tap the Clear button.
  10. To reinstall macOS, click Reinstall macOS in the Utilities menu.
  11. Tap the Continue button.
  12. Please note that it may take some time to download the operating system.
  13. After the installation is complete, your MacBook Air will automatically restart and boot to the macOS splash screen.
  14. Now you can restore the backup from the time machine application.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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