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How to reset a MacBook Pro: A Step by step guide

Do you own a MacBook pro? Here is how you can reset it.

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The new MacBook with the up[grated M1 chip has a significant boost in performance and can accomplish any task in a blink of an eye. With a premium design and beautiful display, the new MacBook Pro can be an excellent choice to buy. Even the older MacBooks are still capable and there is no denying that. But what if for instance, you want to reset your Macbooks pro? This step by step guide will help you in doing so.

We advise before starting the reset procedure, do take a proper backup of your system and make sure there are no important files left behind. Resetting the device will lead to formatting of the storage and the files will be erased as well.

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Table of Contents

On Intel chip

Step 1 – Enter into recovery mode by pressing Command+R immediately after restarting the device.

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Step 2 – Head to Disk utility in the utility window and click continue.

Step 3 – The startup disk will be in front of you named Macintosh HD(until you changed its name).

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Step 4 – Click on Erase.

Step 5 – Fill in the Name and format(APFS preferred) of the new fresh disk.

Disk Utility in Macbook Pro

Step 6 – Head to Erase Volume Group.

Read Also: How to find, lock, or erase data on a lost Android device?

On M1 chip

The M1 chip has the same functionalities and options, only the process to reach recovery mode is different.

Step 1 – Press and hold the power button

Step 2 – Wait until to see the startup menu in front of you

Step 3 – Click on Options and then Continue.

Disk Utility in M1 Macbook

Now the system will enter recovery mode, rest of the steps for resetting remain the same(consider following from Step-2 in the previous method).

If done correctly this will completely reset MacBook pro. If you are unable to complete any of the steps properly we advise you to seek professional help. Also, it happens often that the Mac does not enter into recovery mode at once, try again and see if it works for you.

Read Also: How to reset your Android smartphone

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