How to access startup options on Apple Silicon Mac?

Posted by Tim to Howto on May 31th, 2021

This post will show you how to access startup options on a Mac with Apple Silicon.

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How to access startup options on a Mac with Apple Silicon?

When you turn on your Mac, continue to press and hold its power button for at least 10 seconds. You will see the startup options window as below.

Startup options Apple Silicon Mac

Here's what you can do in startup options:

1. Select Macintosh HD and then click Continue to start up your Mac.

2. Select Options and then click Continue to open macOS Recovery Mode. In macOS Recovery Mode, you can restore from Time Machine backup, reinstall macOS, get help online, use Disk Utility, and more.

3. Click Shut Down to shut down your Mac.

4. Click Restart to reboot your Mac.

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