Restart your Mac in macOS or Windows

After installing Microsoft Windows on your Intel-based Mac, you can choose whether your Mac starts up in macOS or Windows.

How to start up in macOS from Windows

  1. From the notification area on the right-hand side of the Windows taskbar, click caret to show hidden icons.
  2. Click the Boot Camp icon .
  3. From the menu shown, choose Restart in macOS.
    If you haven't installed the latest Boot Camp updates, you may see "Could not locate the OS X boot volume".
    Boot Camp menu in Windows 10

Or follow these steps:

  1. Turn on or restart your Mac. If you're currently in Windows, you can restart your device by choosing Power from the Start menu. When your Mac begins restarting, press and hold the Option (or Alt) ⌥ key on your keyboard. Release the key when you see a window displaying all available startup volumes.
  2. Select your Mac startup volume (Macintosh HD), then press Return or click the up arrow:
    Startup Manager screen

 


How to start up in Windows from macOS

  1. Turn on or restart your Mac. When your Mac begins restarting, press and hold the Option (or Alt) ⌥ key on your keyboard. Release the key when you see a window (pictured above) displaying all available startup volumes.
  2. Select the Boot Camp volume, then press Return or click the up arrow.

Or follow these steps:

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Startup Disk.
  2. Click the lock , then enter your administrator password.
  3. Select the Boot Camp volume, then click Restart.

 


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