If you have decided to upgrade your laptop to a newer model and are planning to sell your old MacBook but are not sure how to Erase All Content and Settings you’ve come to the right place. This process is not just for selling your MacBook it is also handy when dealing with bugs or other issues on your device. The “Erase All Content and Settings” option is now available in macOS Monterey and later.
Before the launch of new Macs running macOS Monterey and later erasing all content or settings involved manually signing out of various services and then erasing your Mac’s internal drive, and then reinstalling macOS. These steps were quite complicated especially compared to the simplicity of wiping an iPhone or iPad by selecting “Erase All Content and Settings” in Settings -> General -> Transfer or Reset iPhone.
In the new MacBook models running macOS Monterey and later the process of Erasing All Content and Settings is much simpler. This method effectively erases all user data and user-installed apps from your Mac without reinstalling the operating system. it signs out your Apple ID removes your Touch ID fingerprints purchases and Apple Wallet items, and turns off Find My and Activation Lock. This streamlined process makes restoring your Mac to like-new factory settings much easier.
Here are the Easy steps to Erase All Content and Settings on Your MacBook. if you want to sell your MacBook or you are facing any bug you can simply follow these steps to reset your MacBook and erase all content.
- In the top left corner click on the Apple () icon.
- Tap on the system setting.
- Tap on General in the sidebar.
- Select Transfer or Reset
- Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
- Enter your admin password.
- Erase Assistant dialog prompt pops up. you have to click OK.
- You need to back up your data first if you have already done then click on Continue. Note: Everything in the MacBook will be deleted and can’t be restored if you haven’t backup.
- Now tap on sign out of your apple ID.
- Tap on Erase All Content & Settings in the prompt that pops up for confirmation.
Finally! You have just given your MacBook a fresh start by following these simple steps. Stay relaxed and go through them carefully to make sure you don’t miss anything. When you follow all these steps and after reset, you will see a “hello” message on your Mac’s screen it means your Mac has been reset to its original factory settings and the Setup Assistant is all set to guide you through the next steps.
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