About macOS Recovery
macOS Recovery is the built-in recovery system of your Mac.
On a Mac with Apple silicon, you can use macOS Recovery to repair your internal disk, reinstall macOS, restore your files from a Time Machine backup, set the security policy for different disks, transfer files between two Mac computers, start up in safe mode and more.
On an Intel-based Mac you can use macOS Recovery to repair your internal disk, reinstall macOS, restore your files from a Time Machine backup, set security options, and more.
To use macOS Recovery, you need to know what type of Mac you have.
On your Mac, choose Choose Apple menu > About This Mac.
In the Overview pane, look at the description next to the label Processor.
Depending on the processor type, refer to one of the following articles to learn how to start up your computer in macOS Recovery and use its apps and utilities: