Why is there a Spinning Globe on my Mac?

Posted in  mac | 2022-03-18

About the Screens you See when your Mac Starts up

If you see a spinning globe instead of an Apple logo , it means your Mac is starting from a networkbased startup disk like Netboot or Internet Recovery instead of a connected or builtin startup disk. If you didnt mean for your Mac to start this way, press and hold the power key to turn off your Mac.

What does it Mean when a Globe Appears on my Mac?

Globe with alert symbol
A globe with an exclamation point means that your Mac tried to start up from macOS Recovery over the Internet, but couldn't. Learn what to do if your Mac can't start up from macOS Recovery.

How do I Stop the Spinning Ball on my Macbook?

Force Quit
By force quitting the program, you can usually get rid of the spinning wheel. To force quit: Go to the Apple menu at the topleft of your screen. Click Force Quit.