How to Reset Your MacBook Air

    There might be any reason that you want to reset your MacBook Air. Whether selling MacBook Air to others or any other reason, sometimes you need to or you have to do it. Reset your MacBook Air isn’t something that you’d usually when your MacBook Air is working properly. However, you want to reset your MacBook Air so just follow our below-mentioned instruction and a couple of steps that help you seamlessly to reset your MacBook Air properly so that nobody else can take advantage of your saved or confidential data in MacBook Air. Or if you are resetting your MacBook Air for any other reason, for instance: to end up the performance issue in MacBook Air, so in this case also this article is going to assist you so far. Let’s see how to do so:

    MacBook Air

    We are going to illustrate a few steps about: “How to Reset Your MacBook Air”

    • Create a Backup
    • Sign Out of Your “iServices”
    • Factory Reset

    Create a Backup

    It’s quite normal or necessary to take Backup when it comes to resetting your device.  So make sure that you should create a backup of your MacBook Air before resetting it, especially when you are planning to reuse your MacBook Air or to use your files and docs with a new Mac. The most common way to create a backup is to use Time Machine. Time Machine is a pre-installed Apple app that saves your files to an external drive. Let’s see how to create a backup using Time Machine:

    1. Connect an external storage device
    2. Hit the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen
    3. Click on system preference
    4. Click on Time Machine
    5. Select Backup Disk
    6. Choose the external drive,
    7. Click on Encrypt backups and then Use Disk
    8. Click the ON button, if it is already in ON position, leave it.

    Once you’ve done it, the time machine will start a backup of your MacBook Air. Later, after your MacBook Air has been reset to its factory setting, you can restore this backup by reconnecting your external hard disk to the mac and go ahead with the onscreen instructions.

    Sign Out of Your ‘iServices’

    This is the most important part for all Apple Device users is to sign out from all your iServices you’re signed into on your device such as iTunes, iCloud, and iMessage whenever you are planning to sell or give away your device to anyone.

    Cooing back to MacBook Air, it’s a small thing but important and you should do if you’re resetting your MacBook Air for the reason of selling or giving it away. Sign out from all your Apple services you’re signed into on your MacBook, such as iTunes, iCloud, and iMessage.

    Sign Out of iCloud          

    • Click on the Apple icon on the MacBook Air’s Screen
    • Hit the System Preference
    • Click iCloud
    • Click on Sign Out

    Sign Out iTunes

    • Open your iTunes Account
    • Click Authorization
    • Click De-Authorize this Computer
    • Enter Your Apple Credentials
    • Click De-Authorize

      Sign Out iMessage

    • Press on keyboard Command + space bar
    • Type Message and press Enter
    • Click Message
    • Click Preference
    • Click the iMessage tab
    • Hit the sign out button

    Restart in Recovery Mode

    Before you perform a factory reset, the very first thing you need to do is startup from the recovery mode. To do so, click on the Apple logo and select restart. When t your Mac shuts off and power back on, then press and hold the Command + R until you see the Apple logo. Once it shows the Apple logo, release the key and go-ahead with the next step.

    Factory Reset

    Once you see the Apple logo and its finished starting up, you will be shown the utility window. Here you can ease your hard disk and reset your Mac.

    • Get on Disk Utility
    • Click on Continue
    • Click View and then Show all Devices
    • Select your Hard Drive e.g. “Apple SSD” and click Erase
    • Choose the APFS option if you are running a macOS High Sierra or later. If it’s macOS Sierra or earlier, you will choose the Mac OS Extended option.
    • Click Erase.

    Note: Make sure that you have backed-up all your data before erasing the data from your SSD on your MacBook because there is no undo feature.

    It may take a few minutes to do it.

    Reinstall the macOS

    • Click the Reinstall macOS
    • Click on Continue
    • Follow the onscreen instruction to complete the installation


    The very important thing, you can stop once the installation has been done, you no need to proceed further for the set up “new” mac. You can give this as it has now. To stop after the installation has been done and leave the MacBook Air in its factory condition, you need to press Command + Q and then click Shut Down. The person whom you are giving it your MacBook can setup this MacBook or can start the setup process just like it did when it was brand new.

    How to Reset MacBook Pro

    What you need to do if you are resetting your MacBook Pro, back up your data, then restore to factory setting by turning off certain services, erasing your Mac, and reinstalling macOS.

    Create a Back-Up

    Make sure that you have backed-up all your confidential and personal data before doing any activity on your Mac.

    • Open the Time Machine from the Applications folder on your Mac.
    • Connect an external drive to your pc and select it yours by clicking us as a backup disk.
    • Go to the Time machine menu bar and click Back Up Now in the Time Machine menu.
    • Wait for the backup to done and then you can disconnect the external drive.
    Select Backup Disk

        How to Factory Reset MacBook Pro

    Before starting this process, make sure that you have backed-up all your data and also that you have a strong internet connection so you can download the new version of macOS. We recommended, connect your computer directly to your router or modem.

    Shut Down your MacBook

    1. Restart the computer in recovery mode.
    2. Once it’s done, in the window that appears, click Disk Utility.
    3. Go to the window, click View and then click Show All Devices.
    4. Select the drive you want to erase. It will call “Macintosh HD.”
    5. Click Erase.
    6. Quit disk utility and then return to the previous window.
    7. Click Reinstall macOS.
    8. Follow the steps that appear on the screen. Allow sufficient tie for the installation to complete.
    9. Once the OS has installed, the Mac restarts.
    10. Now, if you want to use it for yourself, you can enter your apple id and password and proceed with setup, or if you reset your MacBook Pro to sell, press Command +Q to shut down the machine.
    Macos Utilities

    How to Reset iPad

    When it comes to resetting an iPad, the factory reset is the best option to do so. When you perform a factory reset then there is an option called-“Erase All Content and Setting” in the iPad’s settings app. It will clear all your saved data and restores it to the way it came out of the box when first purchased. If you’re doing it so make sure before doing it.

    Backup your iPad before resetting it in case you ever need to restore your content to the same or on a different iPad.

    How to Factory Reset your iPad

    1. Go to the Settings and click on General
    2. Click “ Reset and tap “Erase All Content and Settings”
    3. Click on Backup then Erase (back up your data)
    4. Once backed up then click on Erase Now
    5. Enter your iPad’s passcode to confirm you have the authority to do this.
    6. Once it’s done, your iPad will behave like it did when you first bought it from the store.

    How to Reset iPhone

    If you want to know “How to Reset your iPhone” so this article is for you. In this article, we are going to cover how to factory reset your iPhone with engaging steps and functions. Let’s Go:

    Back-Up Your iPhone

    You can use either iCloud or iTunes to back up your iPhone.

    With iCloud, go to Settings-iCloud-Backup and make sure that the feature is enabled. Tap the Back Up Now button and follow the instructions.

    With iTunes, plug your device into the PC or Mac. Click on the iPhone icon.

    How to Factory Reset Your iPhone

    1. Go to settings>General>Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings.
    2. If you’ve backed up your data from an iCloud, iOS will ask if you’d like to update it, so you don’t lose unsaved data.
    3. After typing in your passcode, you will get a warning box. Tap this.
    4. Enter your iPad’s passcode to confirm you have the authority to do this.
    5. Once it’s done, your iPad will behave like it did when you first bought it from the store.
    6. You can also reset your iPhone through iTunes or Finder. When you plug in your iOS device, you will see a “Restore iPhone” button, which will fully reset the device.

    Your iPhone or iPad is now ready to sell.

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