Category: Apple Silicon Mac

How to Exit Recovery Mode on Mac

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Recovery Mode is typically used for troubleshooting a Mac, for reinstalling system software, erasing disks, and performing similar tasks. Perhaps you’ve used recovery mode before to troubleshoot something, or perhaps you’ve even entered recovery mode accidentally on a Mac before. Rarely, a Mac just boots automatically into Recovery Mode constantly as well. Whatever the case, you may be wondering how to get out of and escape recovery mode on a Mac.

You will be relieved to know that exiting recovery mode on a Mac is incredibly simple.

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Fix Apps Crashing on M1 Pro/Max Mac After Migration Assistant or Monterey Update

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Some M1 Mac users may discover that apps like Steam, Minecraft, Lightburn, 0ad, Atom, Skype and any other Rosetta applications are crashing or unable to launch.

This issue seems to happen most often after using Migration Assistant to setup a new Mac, but it can also happen to some Apple Silicon Macs that have downgraded from MacOS Monterey back to Big Sur, or even updated to MacOS Monterey from macOS Big Sur. A common example is something like this; having used Migration Assistant to setup a new M1 Pro or M1 Max MacBook Pro from a previous gen M1 MacBook Pro,…

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How to Repair the Startup Disk on M1 Apple Silicon Macs

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If you are having any peculiar disk issues or disk errors with an Apple Silicon Mac, you may want to try using the repair tools within Disk Utility, available in Recovery Mode.

For those who aren’t aware, Disk Utility has been an integral part of macOS since the beginning of Mac OS X. In addition to allowing users to erase and format their Mac’s storage drive before reinstalling macOS, it’s also capable of searching for errors related to the formatting and directory structure of the disk. Be cautious about disk errors though, as they can often lead to…

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How to Factory Reset M1 Mac (MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, Mac mini)

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Do you have an M1 Mac that you’d like to factory reset as if it were brand new? The process of factory resetting the M1 Mac line to restore the Mac to factory defaults – basically erasing all data and reinstalling a blank macOS – is different with the M1 Mac line, including M1 MacBook Pro, M1 Mac mini, M1 iMac, and M1 MacBook Air, so let’s review how the process works.

First, a quick summary for the unfamiliar; A factory reset or a reset to factory settings involves erasing all the contents stored on your Mac – all files, data, and the OS itself –…

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How to Boot Apple Silicon M1 Mac to Recovery Mode

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Booting an Apple Silicon Mac into Recovery Mode is slightly different from booting into recovery on an Intel Mac. If you’re new to Apple Silicon Mac ownership, it can be helpful to understand how recovery mode works on the new Mac architecture.

For those who aren’t aware, macOS offers a handy recovery mode that may sometimes be necessary for various important troubleshooting measures like erasing and factory resetting the Mac, reinstalling macOS, backup restoration, etc. Until recently, the steps to enter recovery mode on Intel Macs was the same for all of…

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How to Reinstall macOS on M1 Apple Silicon Macs

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If you’re a proud owner an Apple Silicon Mac with the M1 chip, you may want to learn how you can perform certain troubleshooting tasks like reinstalling macOS, force restarting, and booting into safe mode, since the procedures are slightly different from the outgoing Intel Macs due to the changes in system architecture.

Reinstalling macOS may sometimes be a necessary troubleshooting step if you’re facing any issues with system software on your Mac. It can sometimes help to resolve curious system crashes and app issues, poor overall performance, and other…

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How to Boot in Safe Mode on Apple Silicon M1 Mac

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Having trouble booting up an Apple Silicon M1 Mac normally? Booting into Safe Mode can help troubleshoot issues on a Mac, and help to determine if a particular problem is software related, MacOS related, or even hardware related. If you have an Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini however, you’ll find the process of booting into Safe Mode on M1 Macs is different from how it worked on Intel Macs.

Safe Mode makes it easy to boot your Mac while preventing installed software from starting up during the boot process. Rarely, a Mac may not boot…

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How to Force Restart M1 Mac

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Wondering how to perform some common troubleshooting tasks like force restarting an Apple Silicon M1 Mac? If you are an early adopter an Apple silicon MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini, you might be curious how some some tasks are different, since M1-powered Macs are based on a completely different chip architecture.

The good news is that the new Apple M1-powered Macs follow the same technique to force restart or hard reboot the device as the more recent outgoing Intel models. However, not everyone who got themselves a new M1 Mac is an existing macOS user…

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Downloading MacOS IPSW Files for Apple Silicon Macs

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The latest Apple Silicon Macs can use IPSW files to restore and revive Mac hardware, similar to how iPhone and iPad can use IPSW files for firmware updates and restores. Unsurprisingly, this means there are now Mac IPSW files for the Apple Silicon M1 Macs.

The usage of IPSW files is generally considered advanced, and with the Mac IPSW files this is particularly true because they’re a bit of a hassle to use for restoring and reviving Apple Silicon Macs. But more on that in a moment. If you’re wondering where you can download MacOS IPSW files from, you can get…

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How to Install Rosetta 2 on Apple Silicon Macs

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Rosetta 2 is necessary if you want to be able to run older non-native Intel x86 apps on new Apple Silicon Macs, like the M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini. Curiously, Rosetta 2 is not installed by default on these Macs however, so if you wish to run these apps you’ll need to install Rosetta 2 onto the Apple Silicon Mac yourself.

There are two ways to install Rosetta 2 onto an Apple Silicon Mac; using the Terminal, or by attempting to open a non-native x86 app which prompts an installer. You can use whichever method you’d like, as both will have the same…

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