Recovery

All the ways you can start up your Mac

We’ve talked quite a lot about Recovery OS, an underestimated feature of OS X that makes it easier to troubleshoot your Mac even if it refuses to start up properly.

But as you’ll see for yourself in this post, Recovery OS is but one of the more than dozen different ways to start up your computer, aside from OS X’s regular startup mode. In this tutorial, we’ll list all the ways you can start up your Mac and detail each one.

How to place Apple TV in recovery mode

If your Apple TV won’t start up properly, or you are a developer who wants to install a tvOS beta, you must put the device in recovery (DFU) mode. In this post, you’ll learn how to put an Apple TV in recovery mode so you can restore it to factory settings if it’s acting up or install beta software on it.

Installing or reinstalling macOS in Recovery Mode

Invoked at boot time, Recovery Mode helps you check your connected disks for errors, get help online and reinstall macOS. This tutorial covers entering Recovery Mode and taking advantage of it to erase, install or reinstall the latest version of macOS that was previously found on your Mac.