How To Reset A MacBook
How to reset a macbook: Does your MacBook look a little long on the tooth? Is there a problem you do not seem to solve, no matter how you try? Or do you want to sell your MacBook without a trace of personal data on it? Resetting a Mac can solve any of these problems.
Here’s how to thoroughly clean your MacBook (or iMac) and restore it to a new state. The following instructions (with some minor changes here or there) will work until Mac OS Before doing this, make sure to back up your data. If you are selling your MacBook, also be sure to log out of iMessage, iCloud and any other account before resetting.
Here’s how to reset a MacBook:
1. Hold down the Command and R keys on the keyboard and turn on the Mac. Let go when the Apple logo appears.
2. Select your language and continue.
3. Select Disk Utility and click Continue.
4. Choose your boot disk (named Macintosh HD by default) in the sidebar and click the Delete button.
5. Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from the drop-down menu and click Erase. (If you want to encrypt your disk for greater security, select the option “Journal, Encryption.” You will be prompted to create a password.)
6. Click Done and exit the window.
7. If you have not already done so, connect to Wi-Fi in the upper right corner, as you normally would on your Mac.
8. From the main menu, choose Reinstall macOS and click continue.
9. Press Continue. A pop-up window will appear. Choose Continue there, too.
10. Read the software license agreement and click OK.
11. Choose your boot disk and select “Install”.
12. Wait for the first step of the installation to occur. This is a good time to take a break.
13. The computer will reboot and continue to install. Let your rest continue. Get a sandwich (optional, but encouraged). The computer will restart.
From here, if you are looking to sell your computer, everything is done. If you want to go back to the desktop, follow the prompts as if you were setting up your MacBook for the first time.