Don't See Erase All Content And Settings on MacBook Pro 2015, Why?

The new one shows the options under system preferences. But I didn't find the option to erase all content and setting of MacBook Pro 2015. How else can I erase all content of my old MacBook Pro 2015?

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Brithny· Answered on Jan 04, 2024

Don't see Erase All Content and Settings on MacBook Pro 2015? Unfortunately, the 'Erase All Content and Settings' option is not supported on MacBook Pro 2015 and earlier. Instead, it would help if you erase your Mac and reinstall macOS.

Note: Before you erase your Mac, you should back up the essential files you want to keep because erasing your Mac will permanently delete your files. Or you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to restore the deleted files.

Follow the steps below to erase your MacBook Pro 2015:

Step 1. Turn on your MacBook Pro 2015, and immediately hold 'Command + R' until the Apple logo appears.

Step 2. Enter the administrator password if asked.

Step 3. Select 'Disk Utility', click 'Continue' and select 'Macintosh HD' in the sidebar.

Step 4. Click 'Erase', and enter the following information: Name is Macintosh HD, and its Format should be APFS or Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

Tips: If you don't know which format is better for you, you can read this article: APFS vs Mac OS Extended.

Step 5. Click 'Erase Volume Group' and enter your Apple ID if asked.

Step 6. Quit 'Disk Utility' after finishing the erasing process.

And after reinstalling macOS, you can restore files from your backups or use the EaseUS data recovery software to recover permanently deleted files. Follow the steps:

Step 1. Install and launch the EaseUS software on your MacBook Pro 2015.

Step 2. Select the partition of the deleted files stored, and click 'Scan'.

Step 3. Choose the files, click 'Recover' and save them in a new location.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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