How to Get Back “Recovery Partition” on Mac

Here is how to fix lost recovery partition on Mac running T2 chip.


Recently, there are many Mac users, including: iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro 2018 and newer ,complaining that their computers have already lost the Recovery partition. As a result, macOS cannot be reinstalled by pressing Command + R buttons at startup.

This serious problem only occurs with Mac 2018 models running T2 chip when users cutomize their Mac like installing Windows OS and accidetall format macOS partition. If any of you here are facing the same trouble when your Mac lose “Recovery Partition”, this guide today will show you the way to get it back.

Note: Those who are using Mac 2017 and older models that do not have T2 chip, even when you lose Recover, you can still boot from USB to install macOS normally.

How to Fix “Lost Recovery Partition” on Mac 2018 and Newer

While you can completely do it yourself to save your Mac running T2 chip from being lost Recovery partition at home, but it’s a little expensive due to having to use some support tools. Perhaps, this post is mor compatible for the store.


  • An USB-C to USB-C cable for data transaction. The Apple cable attached to the device cannot be used. You can buy it on eBay or Amazon
  • Another MacBook with USB-C port

Once you meet requirements, follow these steps below to fix lost recovery mode.

Step 1: On your Mac that has lost partition Recovery, press the T key at startup until the screen shows up a thunder icon.

Step 2: Connect two Mac devices through the USB-C cable you prepared

Step 3: In this case, the Mac you prepared will recognize the lost Recovery partition as an external drive. All you need is to go to Disk Utility and formart the drive of your “lost recovery” Mac. Remeber to set the format as APFS

Step 4: Unplug the cable, press Command + R keys to reinstall MacOS from Internet.

Also read: How to Partition Hard Drive on Mac

That’s how to fix lost Recovery partition on Mac using T2 chip. If you feel this post helpful, let’s know in the comment below.


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