Can’t boot up your Mac M1 Silicon normally? You can always boot your Mac M1 Silicon in safe mode. Moreover, while booting your Mac M1 device in safe mode, you will automatically be troubleshooting many issues on your Mac device. Furthermore, while you are in safe mode you can also determine whether the issue you are facing is Mac OS related, Software related, or even hardware related.
If you are using Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini. Then you will find the process of booting into Safe Mode on M1 Macs is a bit different from how it worked on Intel Macs. Moreover, if you have set up an app or software to open after bootup. While booting your Mac device in safe mode, the installed software or app will not start up automatically.
In easy words, the safe mode will prevent any app or software from opening after bootup. Moreover, Booting your Mac device in Safe Mode, will also automatically perform an instant check of your Mac startup disk. As a result, your Mac device will consume a lot more time than usual while you are logging into your Mac system.
As the chipset of Mac devices has changed from intel processor to Apple M1 Silicon. The process of booting Mac devices into safe mode is also different. If you are new to Apple M1 Silicon or if you are a new user of Mac. Then I suggest that you read his article till the end so you can learn the entire process first hand.
How To Boot Your Mac M1 Silicon In Safe Mode
If you are an old user of Mac then you probably have tried pressing the Shift key while booting up to enter safe mode. However, this method does not work on the Apple M1 Silicon chipset Macs. So, read the method given below to boot your mac M1 Silicon in safe mode.
- If your Mac system is turned on then turn it off by pressing on the Apple Logo in the menu bar
- A drop-down menu will appear, in this menu select Shut Down.
- Now, wait for a few seconds to turn off your Mac system completely.
- Now press and hold the Touch ID button that s also the Power button.
- Continue pressing the Touch ID/Power Button, even if the Apple Logo appears.
- Release the button when you see the “Loading Startup Options” right under the Apple Logo.
- The startup drive and options will appear on the entire screen.
- Now hover your mouse over the Startup Disk option.
- A Continue option will appear right under your mouse cursor. (Don’t press the continues button)
- Now press the Shift button on your device Keyboard.
- Pressing the Shift button while your mouse cursor is hovering above the Startup Disk option will give you the option labeled as “Continue In Safe Mode”
- Press the “Continue In Safe Mode” option to enter safe mode.
- Your system will take a few seconds and will take you to the login page.
This is how you can successfully boot your Mac M1 Silicon in safe mode. Moreover, the login screen will look normal just like you have normally booted up your device. However, you can see the Safe Mode indication on the top right corner of the screen in the menu bar.
Furthermore, you will notice that your Mac system is not performing as it used to be. This is due to the automatic AirstAid checkup of the startup disk of your Mac system. Moreover, your Mac system will also delete some of the system cache memory.
While you are in safe mode some of the applications and software will not work as you expect them to work. Because some of the drivers and software are not working. The Safe Mode may not be optimal for you to work on. However, you can always complete your work with little resources.
How To Exit Safe Mode On Your Mac M1 Silicon
Once you have complete the troubleshooting of your Mac device then you must exit the Safe Mode. If you turn off your Mac system in Safe Mode without exiting it then the next time you turn on your system you will still be in the Safe Mode. Here is how you can exit the safe mode on your Mac M1 Silicon.
- Click on the Apple Logo in the menu bar.
- From the drop-down menu select Shut Down.
- Once you click on the Shut Down button then press on the Touch ID/Power Button.
This is how you can easily exit the Safe Mode on your Mac M1 Silicon.
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