Learn how to erase and factory reset your Mac computer
Sign Out of All Your Accounts First
Want to erase and factory reset your Mac computer? Do these first:
Sign Out of Books, Music, and TV Apps: Step-by-Step Guide
1️⃣ Open each app (Books, Music, and TV) individually.
2️⃣ Click on “Account” in the menu.
3️⃣ Select “Authorizations” from the dropdown menu.
4️⃣ Choose “Deauthorize This Computer.”
5️⃣ Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted.
6️⃣ Click the “Deauthorize” button again to confirm.
By following these steps, you will successfully sign out of all your accounts in the Books, Music and TV apps while preventing malware that could uncover your personal details.
Also Sign Out iMessage account
Sign Out of iMessages: Step-by-Step Guide
1️⃣ Open Messages app and click on Messages in the menu.
2️⃣ Select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
3️⃣ Click the “iMessage” tab and then click “Sign Out”
Sign Out of iCloud: Step-by-Step Guide
1️⃣ Click the “Apple logo” from the top left.
2️⃣ Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
3️⃣ Click “Sign Out”
Now you can erase and factory reset your Mac computer reset it using recovery mode however, it’s important to note that the process of entering Recovery Mode can vary depending on the model.
Erase and factory reset Intel-based Mac computer
1️⃣ Turn off your Mac.
2️⃣ Turn on your Mac and simultaneously hold down the Command and R keys. Keep holding the keys until you see the Apple logo or hear a chime. Once you see the logo or hear the chime, you can release the keys.
3️⃣ Now you have the option to erase your current macOS system, delete partitions and reinstall macOS.
Erase and factory reset M Series Processor Mac computer
1️⃣ Turn off your Mac.
2️⃣ Press and hold the power button on your keyboard until the system volume and the Options button appear.
3️⃣ Click the Options button then click Continue. Now you have the option to erase your current macOS system, delete partitions and reinstall macOS.
If your Mac computer has a T2 security chipset, it’s important to note that you will need either the previous user’s login password or the Apple ID and password associated with the device in order to complete the task.
Once you have confirmed that all your data has been backed up and you want to erase and factory reset your Mac computer: Step-by-Step Guide
1️⃣ At Disk Utility, your drives are all listed in the left-hand column. Click on the Sidebar menu.
2️⃣ Select “Show All Devices” from the dropdown menu.
3️⃣ Click on “Apple SSD AP0256Q Media” which is the top item in the list.
4️⃣ Select Erase.
5️⃣ You can now proceed with internet recovery to download the macOS system.
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