How do i fix recovery server could not be contacted

How do i fix recovery server could not be contacted?

In macOS when you are trying to install new macOS air updating new macOS on your MacBook, sometimes you may experience this error recovery server could not be contacted on your MacBook air or MacBook pro and you can fix this error easily by following few simple steps, lets see in details how to fix recovery server could not be contacted on your MacBook air or MacBook pro.

Recovery server could not be contacted error in macOS on your MacBook pro or MacBook air:

Change the date and time using Terminal to fix recovery server could not be contacted

Step 1: Click on utilities in menu bar.

Step 2: Select terminal in the utilities menu

Step 3: Type date and then press enter (return key), now you can see date and time.

Note: If your mac shows correct date and time then no problem, if it doesn’t show correct date and time then you need to change date and time.

Step 4: Now if your MacBook show wrong time type date mmddhhmmyyyy, date 071505072020 and hit enter key.

Step 5: Now your MacBook will show the current date and time

Step 6: Close terminal window and quit terminal on your MacBook.

That’s it, now go ahead and install macOS on your MacBook you will not be getting any error of recovery server could not be contacted on your MacBook.

Execute these Commands to  fix recovery server could not be contacted

Step 1: Click Utilities in menu bar and select terminal.

Step 2: Now in terminal type : ntpdate -u time.apple.com and hit enter key or return key

Now go ahead and install macOS on your MacBook without any errors like recovery server could not be contacted.

If your receive operation not permitted error on your MacBook then try these following command in your terminal to fix this operation not permitted type: sudo ntpdate -u time.apple.com and install macOS on your MacBook air or MacBook pro.

Why recovery server could not be contacted when installing macOS?

This error occurs when installing macOS on your MacBook air or pro and main reasons is if your MacBook time is date is not set to the current date then you will receive this error. Just go ahead and change MacBook date and time and issue will be resolved.

How to fix recovery server could not be contacted?

Go ahead and open MacBook terminal and change date and time to current time.

Terminal Command to change date and time in MacBook to fix recovery server could not be contacted?

Open terminal and type: ntpdate -u time.apple.com and hit enter.