OS X Recovery.

OS X lets you restore system software to your Mac with just a few clicks, without having to bother with install discs or drives.

The Mac safety net.

OS X Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X without the need for a physical install disc. Since OS X Recovery is built into your Mac, it’s always there when you need it. Even if you don’t need it, it’s good to know it’s there.

Command-R to the rescue.

Just hold down Command-R during startup and OS X Recovery springs into action. It lets you choose from common utilities: you can run Disk Utility to check or repair your hard drive, erase your hard drive and reinstall a fresh copy of OS X, or restore your Mac from a Time Machine backup. You can even use Safari to get help from Apple Support online. And if OS X Recovery encounters problems, it will automatically connect to Apple over the Internet.

Internet Recovery. Help is everywhere.

If your Mac problem is a little less common — your hard drive has failed or you’ve installed a hard drive without OS X, for example — Internet Recovery takes over automatically. It downloads and starts OS X Recovery directly from Apple servers over a broadband Internet connection. And your Mac has access to the same OS X Recovery features online. Internet Recovery is built into every new Mac.

The do-it-yourself recovery tool.

Not all Mac computers running OS X are enabled for Internet Recovery. But Apple still has you covered with Recovery Disk Assistant. You can create a bootable OS X Recovery drive using your own USB drive that does everything to recover your Mac, including reinstalling OS X from Apple servers. Learn more about Recovery Disk Assistant

AppleCare is always there.

When all else fails, or you just need another option, call AppleCare. We’ll talk you through the process and send you everything you need to help you restore your Mac. Learn more about AppleCare