Apple has released its latest macOS Monterey 12 operating system to the general public. There are many people who want to test this new operating system on their Mac computers. There are also many new features included in this new Apple update. One such feature in macOS Monterey is that you can easily restore a Mac without having to reinstall the operating system from scratch. In this guide, let us find out how to restore a Mac without formatting the operating system.
macOS Monterey: How to Restore a Mac Without Having to Reinstall the Operating System
Apple has introduced a number of very interesting new features with the new macOS Monterey. One of these features will let you to reset your Mac quickly and easily in case of any issues or to prepare it for resale.
The new operating system of Apple offers a formatting function that seems to be similar to that present on iOS and iPadOS and it allows users to delete all data and installed apps without having to reinstall macOS. This way, it will be possible to restore a Mac to factory settings in a very simple way.
Here’s how to reset a Mac without formatting:
- To proceed with the Mac Recovery without reinstalling the entire operating system of macOS Monterey, simply follow the steps below:
- First of all, you need to open the System Preferences app (alternatively choose Apple Menu > System Preferences)
- After that click the “Erase All Contents and Settings” command in the Menu Bar.
- Enter the administrator password and the reset process will start.
The above method is much more practical than the old system which instead also required formatting. It is also a very safe method, provided that you have a new Mac computer equipped with at least a T2 chip. It is an ideal guide for the ones who want to give their Mac computer to a private individual or if they want to sell it.
That is everything you need to know about how to restore a Mac without formatting in macOS Monterey. While you are here, check out other guides such as how to turn Handoff On or Off on Mac Monterey, iPhone, And Apple Watch, or how to assign tasks to others in Reminders app in MacOS Monterey.