What is Internet recovery mode on Mac?

What is Internet recovery mode on Mac?

With Internet Recovery Mode, you can reinstall macOS and troubleshoot issues in the unfortunate scenario of your Mac’s startup disk having become corrupted or completely unreadable.

How do I connect my Mac to WiFi in recovery mode?

How to Enter Internet Recovery Mode on Mac

  1. Restart or power on your Mac using the power button and immediately press and hold the Command (⌘) + Option (⌥) + R keys.
  2. Leave the keys when you see the spinning globe icon on the screen.
  3. If you are not using a wired connection, click on Choose Network and connect to a Wi-Fi.

Does macOS X have recovery mode?

Reboot your Mac. Hold down Option/Alt-Command-R or Shift-Option/Alt-Command-R to force your Mac to boot into macOS Recovery Mode over the internet. This should boot the Mac into Recovery Mode.

Will Mac Internet recovery delete my files?

A: No, recovery mode does not delete anything on a Mac. It will just sit there and do nothing until you make it do something. Apple: The utilities in macOS Recovery help you restore from Time Machine, reinstall macOS, get help online, repair or erase a hard disk, and more.

How do I reset and reinstall OSX?

Boot into macOS Recovery

  1. Power down your Mac if it’s on.
  2. Press and hold the power button to turn it on and continue to hold it until you see the startup options.
  3. Choose macOS Recovery.
  4. Select Reinstall macOS.
  5. Follow the prompts.

When you reinstall macOS do you lose everything?

No. Reinstalling macOS does not have to wipe all other data that you have stored. It is often recommended to reinstall macOS on top of the current installation. It is done from the Recovery partition using the same Command-R reboot.

Can’t install macOS from recovery?

2. Boot in Recovery mode

  1. Shut down your Mac.
  2. Start your Mac while holding down Command-R.
  3. When it boots, choose Disk Utility from macOS Utilities.
  4. Select First Aid and confirm you want to run it.
  5. Disk Utility will scan your disk for problems and fix them.
  6. When it’s finished, restart your Mac and try to log in.