How to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) in macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra?

By Katrina | Posted to Home > Howto, updated on August 19th, 2021

Summary: Don't know how to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) in macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra? Here is an easy tutorial to use Terminal in macOS Recovery for you to disable SIP.

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"System Integrity Protection" (SIP) is a security mechanism built into the operating system that prevents normal programs from reading the startup drive, so System Integrity Protection would prevent iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac from scanning startup drive in macOS Catalina 10.15, Mojave 10.14 and High Sierra 10.13.

To recover lost data from startup drive in macOS Catalina 10.15, Mojave 10.14 and macOS High Sierra 10.13, we need to temporarily disable SIP.

Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP):

Step 1: Boot to Recovery OS by restarting your machine and pressing & holding down Command + R keys at startup.

Disble SIP step 1

Step 2: Launch Terminal from the Utilities menu, enter the command: csrutil disable and press Return.

Disble SIP step 2

Enable System Integrity Protection (SIP):

Step 1: Boot to Recovery OS by restarting your machine and pressing and holding down Command + R keys at startup.

Step 2: Launch Terminal from the Utilities menu, enter the command: csrutil enable and press Return