Sep 19, 2018

How to Boot up Mac in Safe Boot

Safe Boot limits what checks and functionality your Mac focuses on during startup, and performs certain diagnostics.

Shut the Mac down, and start it up while holding down Shift. Safe Boot can take a while if it does work.

To get some feedback about what's happening, you might choose to start up while holding down Shift, Command and V: that enters both Safe Boot and Verbose Mode, which spits out some messages about what Safe Boot is actually trying to do as it goes.