Resetting your 2013 MacBook Pro is a straightforward process that involves a few steps. Here’s a guide with detailed instructions and images to help you out:
Step 1: Back up your important data Before resetting your MacBook Pro, it’s important to back up your important files and data to avoid losing any valuable information. You can use Time Machine to create a full backup of your system, or manually transfer your files to an external hard drive or cloud storage service.
Step 2: Sign out of all accounts Before resetting your MacBook Pro, sign out of all accounts such as iCloud, iTunes, and iMessage. This will ensure that your personal information is not accessible by anyone else after the reset.
Step 3: Restart your MacBook Pro To begin the reset process, restart your MacBook Pro by clicking on the Apple menu and selecting the Restart option.
Step 4: Enter recovery mode Once your MacBook Pro restarts, hold down the Command (⌘) and R keys simultaneously until the Apple logo appears. This will bring you to the macOS Utilities window.
Step 5: Select Disk Utility From the macOS Utilities window, select Disk Utility and click Continue.
Step 6: Erase your hard drive In Disk Utility, select your MacBook Pro’s startup disk, then click on Erase. Choose a name for your newly formatted disk and select either the APFS or Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system format. Click Erase to begin the formatting process.
Step 7: Reinstall macOS After erasing your hard drive, exit Disk Utility and select the Reinstall macOS option from the macOS Utilities window. Follow the prompts to reinstall macOS on your MacBook Pro.
Step 8: Set up your MacBook Pro Once the installation is complete, you can set up your MacBook Pro like it’s a new device. Follow the prompts to select your language, set up your Wi-Fi network, create a new user account, and enable features like Siri and FileVault.
Step 9: Restore your data After you have set up your MacBook Pro, you can restore your data from your Time Machine backup or manually transfer your files from your external hard drive or cloud storage service.
Congratulations, you have successfully reset your 2013 MacBook Pro!