Category: Recovery Mode

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 Enter Recovery Mode on iPad Air (2020 Model)

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Using recovery mode on the newest iPad Air (2020 models and later) may be necessary sometimes for troubleshooting purposes. Entering and using Recovery Mode on the newest iPad Air models is a bit different than earlier iPad models however, so if you’re unsure how it works read on to learn how to enter and exit the troubleshooting mode for the device.

Normally, recovery mode is used by more advanced users to troubleshoot serious software-related issues, whether the iPad is stuck in a boot loop, frozen on the Apple logo screen, or if it’s asking you to…

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How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Got an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, and now you’re wondering how to put the device into Recovery Mode? Whether you’re new to Apple’s iOS ecosystem or you’re upgrading from an iPhone with home button, you may be interested in learning how you can put one of the new devices into recovery mode, which can be helpful for troubleshooting purposes.

Typically, recovery mode is used by advanced users to try and resolve major software-related problems, whether the iPhone is stuck in a boot loop, frozen on the Apple logo screen, or if it’s asking…

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How to Start Mac in Recovery Mode (Intel)

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Rarely you may need to boot a Mac into Recovery Mode. Starting up Mac OS into Recovery Mode allows for various important troubleshooting and recovery features, including the ability to reinstall MacOS, repair a hard drive with Disk Utility, erase a boot disk, restore a Mac from a Time Machine backup, adjusting and setting Firmware passwords, as well as some other more advanced functionalities.

This article will explain how to start a Mac in Recovery mode, and detail the options available once a Mac is booted into Recovery.


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How to Enter & Exit DFU Mode on iPhone SE (2020 model)

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Rarely, you may need to put an iPhone SE into DFU mode as a troubleshooting method or recovery method. This shouldn’t be necessary with any regularity, but if you have some particular difficulties with the device where it appears completely unusable (bricked), or fails during the middle of a software update and the device is no longer usable, even after forced restarting, then DFU mode may be a helpful solution.

Typically, putting your iPhone SE into recovery mode and restoring or updating it using iTunes or Finder should resolve most of the issues. However,…

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How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone SE (2020 Model)

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If you have the latest iPhone SE model (from 2020), you might want to learn how you can put your device into recovery mode. Recovery Mode can be useful in order to troubleshoot various software related issues you’re facing with the device.

Recovery mode can be taken advantage of when your iPhone is some more extreme states of dysfunction, whether it’s stuck in a boot loop, on the  Apple logo, or if it’s asking you to connect to iTunes for whatever reason, especially if your computer is not able to recognize it through iTunes or Finder as usual. These…

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