MacBook: Recovering your device from Boot Looping

One of the major issues that old MacBooks face is getting stuck while rebooting. This phenomenon is popularly termed as Bootlooping.

In most cases boot looping is caused by a bug in iOS that prevents the Operating System to load and sync properly thus, causing the booting process to crash and restart over and over.

Thus, in today’s article, we will show you 3 simple methods by which you can get rid of Bootlooping.

Let us Begin…

What is Bootlooping?

The name Boot looping is very self-explanatory.

It refers to a condition where the Operating Software of your mobile device is out of sync causing, the rebooting process to get stuck in a loop.

Under normal circumstances, Boot Looping does not impact the system software but, your personal data be subjected to risk. Thus, it is always recommended to backup your device before fixing a Boot Lopp.

What causes Bottlooping?

In most cases, Bootlooping is the aftermath of a faulty driver on your device. But, it can also be caused by:

  • Faulty hardware.
  • Non-Updated Operating Systems.
  • An external Virus.
  • Faulty Third-Party software.

How to tell if my device is Boot Looping?

If you find any one of these symptoms on your device:

  • The device is not restarting.
  • The rebooting procedure is taking more than 10 minutes.
  • The screen is getting frozen at a specific window whilst rebooting.
  • The device is almost getting to the log-in window but, crashing and restating.

Then, your device has fallen a victim to Boot looping.

Recovering your device from Bootlooping.

Today we will talk about 3 well-known methods by which, you can resume your MacBook from boot looping.

1. Force Shut Down

This is the most-native method people use.

Force Shut Down causes all the internal processes to stop and resets the Operating System so that you can restart your device without getting stuck.

  • Press the power button or Touch ID on your device for at least 10 seconds.

  • Wait for the screen to turn completely back.
  • Make sure your rest your device for 5 minutes.
  • Now, restart your device by pressing the power button or touch ID

Force Shut Down is very effective and takes little to no effort. But, in most cases Force Shut Down is worthless. That’s where the following method comes to use.

2. Resetting your device via Recovery Mode

This mode is very similar to Force Shut Down. But, up here the system runs diagnostics on your Harddrive/ SSD of your device to locate and solve any issues that may be happening internally.

To rest your device:

  • First of all, force shut down your MacBook by using the above-mentioned procedure.
  • Now open your device using the power button or Touch ID.
  • Once the Apple Logo shows up press “Command + R”.

  • A new window will pop-up showing Restoring options. In there click on “disk utility”.
  • The Disk Utility windows will load up showing you all the available drivers that are available on your device.
  • Go to the internal drivers, specifically the stock drivers, and click on the “First Aid” option located in the top right corner.
  • A new window will pop-up showing all the information about your driver.
  • Click on “Run” to confirm

  • Now power off your device using the Power Button or Touch ID

This method will only work if your device is stuck on the Apple logo. But, for more acute cases of boot looping, we recommend you use the Third Method.

3. Restoring the MacOS

Restoring the MacOS is the most advanced restoration option available to remedy boot looping.

To do this:

  • First of all, force shut down your MacBook by using the above-mentioned procedure.
  • Now open your device using the power button or Touch ID.
  • Once the Apple Logo shows up press “Command + R”.

  • Now a new window will pop-up showing restoring options.
  • Click on “Restore macOS”

Resetting your device by this method prevents any loss of personal data and, necessary changes are made in the System Software of your device.

Plus, this method does not take much time as only necessary batch files are downloaded in this procedure. But, still, we advise you to have a strong wifi connection for this procedure.

If the device is still Bootlooping

If you have tried out procedure 3 and your device is still stuck at boot looping then most probably your Hard drive or SSD is critically corrupted.

In such cases, take your MacBook to a repair shop and get a new Hard Drive or SSD installed.

Winding Up

And, by following these simple steps you can recover a boot looping MacBook.

Hope you liked the article. We will be back soon with other fun hacks and tutorials, until then. Stay Tuned, Good Day!