Looking to reset your Mac to its factory settings? Here’s how to wipe data from your computer and start over again.
Mac computers are generally reliable. But as with any computer, sometimes things go wrong. Before you spend big on a new Mac, though, try a factory reset, which wipes your computer and reinstalls a clean version of macOS.
A factory reset is also the best way to prepare your old computer for a new owner to make sure no leftover data falls into the wrong hands. Whatever the reason, here’s how to wipe everything and start from scratch with a factory reset.