How do you reset the NVRAM on a MacBook Air?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To reset the NVRAM on a MacBook Air, you can follow these steps:

1. First, make sure your MacBook Air is turned off. This is an important step before performing any kind of reset.

2. Once your MacBook Air is powered down, locate the power button on the keyboard. It is usually located at the top-right corner of the keyboard.

3. Press and hold the power button, and at the same time, locate the Command (⌘), Option (⌥), P, and R keys on the keyboard. These keys are usually located at the bottom-left corner of the keyboard.

4. With the power button, Command, Option, P, and R keys all held down, press the power button to turn on your MacBook Air.

5. Keep holding down the keys until you hear the startup sound for the second time or see the Apple logo appear and disappear twice. This usually takes about 20 seconds.

6. Once you’ve heard the second startup sound or seen the Apple logo appear and disappear twice, you can release the keys.

7. Your MacBook Air will then continue to boot up as usual.

By following these steps, you have successfully reset the NVRAM on your MacBook Air. It’s worth noting that resetting NVRAM can help resolve certain issues, such as display resolution problems, sound volume issues, or unexpected system behavior. However, it’s not a solution for every problem you may encounter on your MacBook Air.

If you’re experiencing persistent issues even after resetting the NVRAM, it may be worth considering other troubleshooting steps or seeking further assistance from Apple Support or an authorized service provider.

In my personal experience, I have had to reset the NVRAM on my MacBook Air a few times. One particular instance was when I was experiencing issues with the sound volume being too low, even when the volume was set to the maximum level. After resetting the NVRAM, the sound volume issue was resolved, and my MacBook Air was functioning normally again.

Remember, NVRAM reset is just one troubleshooting step, and it’s always a good idea to back up your important files and data regularly to avoid any potential loss during the troubleshooting process.