Apple-powered Macs have a different startup process than their Intel-based counterparts. In this short tutorial, you will learn how to start your Apple Mac in safe mode, which is the built-in recovery environment for all Mac Computers.
About Safe Mode
MacOS Safe Mode is designed to help users diagnose and fix issues with the operating system.
What Safe Mode actually does, is to prevent some programs, drivers, and startup executable files from loading, in order to help you isolate any issues you may have with your Mac.
Safe Mode performs a quick check of your startup disk, and your PC may take longer to start up.
How to start your Mac in Safe Mode
Whether you’re using an Apple silicone Mac or an Intel-based model, you’ll need to restart your Mac and employ particular key combinations and options to enter safe mode.
Apple silicone Mac
To boot up your Mac, with a Silicone processor, in Safe Mode follow these steps:
Mac with an Intel processor
To boot up your Mac, with an Intel processor, in Safe Mode, follow these steps:
Leave Safe Mode
To leave safe mode, simply restart your Mac as usual: choose “Restart” from the Apple menu.
Tip: Make sure that you don’t hold down any keys the moment your Mac boots into normal boot mode. In addition to this, rebooting your Mac to get out of safe mode, may take a bit longer than a regular rstart, so be patient and it is very important you do not interrupt the process under any circumstances.
Now, you know how to boot up your Apple Mac in Safe mode. We will be sharing another post with the new functionalities you will enable while being in safe mode!
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