How to Factory Reset your MacBook PC

MacBook is a brand of Macintosh laptop computers by Apple Inc. Year 2020 Apple released the latest model of MacBook Pro 13-inch, introducing switch keyboards across the board. Apple added faster 10th-generation processors to the higher-end options. The 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro includes the features like Touch Bar, Touch ID, T2 security chip, and true tone support. Due to those specifications. MacBook has become of the most interesting laptops for daily uses, alongside for better security performance most of the people are using for their business jobs. And with those functionalities, with a new brand of operating system macOS Catalina 10.15 makes the laptop more amazing.

Also, macOS Catalina 10.15 is succeeded major release of Apple Inc announced in the Worldwide developer conference “WWDC”. macOS Catalina 10.15 has consisted of strong and incredible features, this operating system has lots of changes then the previous operating system macOS Mojave 10.14. Now if you are using an iPad or having a MacBook laptop, then macOS Catalina 10.15 allows you to connect your iPad as a second screen display on your MacBook. With those incredible features still macOS Catalina attracted more users to itself.

Through this article, I wanted to explore how to factory reset your Mac PC. There comes two kinds of reset methods one of them is reset and the next one is the factory reset. What is the factory reset? Factory reset known as master reset, is a software restore for an electronic device to its original system by erasing all the information stored on a device. For example, whenever your mobile device or computer device gets slow down. That it makes you compel to factory reset it in order to make your device faster than before.


Factory Reset Your MacBook PC

Why you reset your Mac PC? does your MacBook Pro, or Mac Mini getting down due to bugs. Then its time to make it faster like brand new again, factory reset make us compel due to problem or you want to make your Mac PC look more perfect. So, in this case, I want to help you out how to factory reset your Mac PC.

Factory reset brings lots of changes to your MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. It will be the replacement of the changing or reinstalling your computer operating system. After the factory reset your MacBook PC device, or mobile device, even a Windows device it will get refreshed and will find the ability to use better than before. It means you have a fully optimized Mac PC and don’t worry about the problems. Because after the factory reset your Mac will be fixed and no one gets access to your files.

Remember that using SSD “Solid State Drive” has positive effects on your Mac. Whether you are using MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, or Mac Mini then you might know this that the device machine will work with a perfect configuration, but after using the third-party Softwares that brings malware to your SSD drive. Then that time the factory reset is much important to do it. I think when your PC is getting into an issue at that time it’s important to renew its operating system or perform factory reset.

Things before Factory reset you need to do?

1. Backup your Data

Before getting enter to factory reset you have to know that factory reset will delete all your entire partition data that stored in your PC. Taking backup of your all-important data is necessary because you don’t want to lose those files. After factory reset again you will find the need to get access to those data back. For taking backup of your all files easily you can use an external drive. And after refreshment, you can back access to your old files, or even you can move those stuffs back to internal drive. There is another best option that you can move your important files to iCloud, or Google Drive, or MediaFire. Those platforms allow you to sync your data back to your desktop.

2. Sing Out iCloud, iTunes, and iMessage before Factory Reset

The recommended option before the factory is to sign out from iCloud, iTunes, and iMessage. Whether you are using MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, or Mac Mini you have to reauthorize those apps to make your factory process better and easy.

To reauthorize the iTunes account on Mac PC, over ahead an open iTunes, then go to Account>Authorization>De-Authorize there select the option of de-authorization this PC.

Connect to the Internet then enter the Recovery Mode

To enter the recovery firstly be sure that your Mac computer is connected to the internet. After that, for entering the recovery mode restart your computer, then press the “Command” key + “R” to enter the utility window. Here the macOS Utilities window comes,¬† press the “Wifi” icon then connect it.

Now in the macOS Utilities there you will see 4 options, from those options, select the “Disk Utility”. Disk Utility will do the work erasing the partition and allows us to reinstall the operating system again.

macOS Utilites
macOS Utilities

After entering the Disk Utility window, there you will see the list of drives that you want to erase then reinstall the operating system again. So, from left-handed select the drive which already the macOS operating system installed. After that click on the erase button, then follow the below down partition options.

  1. Name is optional
  2. Format should be APFS
  3. Scheme GUID Partition Map
  4. At last, when you have select the above options click on the Erase button.
  5. Erasing depends on your partition drive that how much data you have there, and the process time of erasing will be according to your data.
Erase the drive
Erase the drive

Once the drive successfully erased via the macOS Utilities window option. Overhead your mouse cursor to the closing point of the “Disk Utility” window and close that. Again from the macOS Utilities window select the “Reinstall macOS” option. Once you selected the “Reinstall macOS” option click continue, on the next screen select the formatted drive and click install macOS. The installation process may take some time, indeed it will completely take the time that you are installing the operating system offline via the USB drive.

Reinstall macOS
Reinstall macOS

While encountering any internal issues to your macOS operating system or Mac. Then those issues make you able to perform factory reset or renew the operating system. Again if you faced any kind of problem feel free to use the below down comment section. Or if you don’t know how to install macOS Catalina on VMware or VirtualBox, then check out the below links.

Leave a Comment