Apple’s technologies make life easier and more convenient. Although Apple devices, including MacBooks, are built with advanced technologies, they sometimes slow down. There can be many reasons why your MacBook is running slow. If you’re using a MacBook Air that uses Apple’s own processor, the Apple M1 chip, and your MacBook Air has become slow, you may need to factory reset your device.
Factory Reset Macbook Air M1
Although factory resetting your Macbook m1 to retrieve your Macbook means you are erasing all the data and reinstalling the new macOS. There could be several reasons to factory reset your Macbook. These include you are facing some lagging issues, troubleshooting any issue you are facing while operating your Macbook Air to optimize the performance, or you want to sell it.
Note that during the factory reset process, all your data gets erased, like all the files, documents, and the OS of your Macbook. So make sure to create a backup of your data, including apps, music, photos, files, documents, and email. You can use the built-in backup feature on Mac, the Time Machine, to create a backup.
Here in this article, you will get to know how you can factory reset your Macbook Air m1; the steps have been provided below:
Factory Reset Macbook Air M1 By using Mac Erase Assistant:
- Besides the Apple logo, click on the System preference.
- Opt for Erase All Content and Settings.
- Now you must log out of iCloud before the factory reset process.
- Follow the onscreen instruction on your Macbook, and you are done.
Factory Reset Macbook Air M1 By the Disk utility [ Recovery mode]:
- Switch on your Macbook by pressing and holding the power button until the options icon appears.
- Enter the password for whom you are familiar with.
- Type your Apple id and password if asked.
- Tap on Disk utility and select Continue.
- On the sidebar of the disk utility, tap on the Macintosh HD.
- Tap on the Erase button on the Toolbar.
- Choose a name or a format, and select the erase option.
- If asked, type your Apple id.
- Click on the erase Mac or restart.
- Follow the onscreen instructions.
- To resume your Mac, wi-fi is necessary.
- Tap on the Exit option to recover utilities once the Mac gets activated.