How to reinstall Mac OS on M1 Mac using Mac recovery

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How to reinstall Mac OS on M1 Mac using Mac recovery
How to reinstall Mac OS on M1 Mac using Mac recovery

Today we will give you a very simple and straightforward guide on how you can reinstall macOS Big Sur 11 / 11.0.1 on M1 MacBook Pro, Air or Mac mini using the Mac OS Recovery. It’s fairly simple and easy to do, so without further a due, let’s get down to business. 

If you wish to reinstall the Mac OS to on an Intel designer MacBook, you simply have to hold down the Command + R or Command + Option + R keys when you boot up your device. However, as you may have already noticed, holding down these keys on a new M1 MacBook Pro down those key combos on an M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Mac mini gives you no options at all. 

Now if you do wish to reinstall Mac OS Big Sur on your M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Mac mini, certain things have changed, but we have found a way to do it nonetheless, so don’t worry, we’re going to walk you through it all. 

In our step to step guide given down below, we have mentioned the necessary things you must do in order to achieve the said function on your device. It should at this moment be noted that, you must ensure that you have a stable and working internet connection in order for this to successfully work. 

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 1. Power down your Mac completely, the first step is as easy as eating a piece of cake. 

 2. Press and hold the POWER button on your device until you see the startup menu. Again not much to it here as well. 

 3. Click on Options

 4. You will now see the Apple logo on the display. Wait for the page to load completely and once done, you will see a lot of different options on your screen. 

 5. You can either erase your disk first by clicking on Disk Utility or just click on Reinstall macOS to install a fresh copy

 6. So far so easy right, this step in particular is somewhat difficult but we’re sure you’ll get a hold of things. Once you have clicked on Reinstall macOS, follow the on-screen prompts for downloading and installing macOS Big Sur. If you are asked which disk you should reinstall Big Sur on, select Macintosh HD and you should be good to go. 

At this point we should make you vary of certain reports that have surfaced on the internet which say that, there have been instances where Big Sur updates have failed using the aforementioned method. We urge you not to take this step and its best that you stay away from the Recovery mode on your Mac OS. We’re sure that Apple is already working on fixing these issues and ensuring that everything is works smoothly, so we urge you to wait for the update. 

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