How to Undo on Mac

While editing a document or doing other actions on your Mac, such as deletion, errors are unavoidable. If you regret them and wish to go back, how can you accomplish that?

With a Mac, undoing and redoing actions is simple regardless of the operating system version you’re running.

In this write-up, we will explain to you how to undo on Mac. So relax and be with us.

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How Can I Undo on Mac?

Undo on Mac with Keyboard Shortcut

One of the most effective tools for reducing time and irritation on Mac OS is the Undo button. Using Command + Z is the quickest way to remove a mistake on a Mac keyboard. Your previous action will be reversed if you press all the keys at once.

Undo on Mac with Edit Menu

On your Mac, you can also undo your action by selecting “Undo” from the top Edit menu. The Undo option in the Edit menu lets you go back to the previous state regardless of whether you modified text or moved a document to a folder.

However, the Undo option in the Edit menu is unavailable if you wish to retrieve a movie, folder, document, photo, or other things that you just transferred to the Trash. To undo your previous action, hit the Command + Z key combination.

How Can Redo on Mac?

Redo on Mac with a keyboard shortcut

With a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, you can use a keyboard shortcut to rerun an action, much like how you would reverse an operation.

To undo changes to a document, just press and hold the Command, Shift, and Z keys at the same time.

Redo on Mac with the Edit menu

As an alternative, you can undo your typing by using the button on the Apple menu bar. Go to Edit > Redo Typing on the Apple menu bar at the top.

How to Undo in the Photos App on Mac

The undo option in the majority of picture and video editing programs also performs admirably. You can quickly reverse changes you’ve made to a file you are editing in Mac’s built-in Photos program.

While working on the photo file, just click the Edit menu item in the menu bar and choose Undo.

You will be able to see the particular actions you are about to undo if you are still in the editing tool, such as Undo Change Black & White, Undo Change Light, Undo Add Retouch, etc. They can be undone one at a time in the opposite sequence from how they were created.

Also, you can undo all the changes you made throughout your whole editing session by selecting Edit > Undo Edit after you have finished your edits. You can reverse all of your most recent modifications at once in this manner.

How to Undo on Mac Preview

With the Revert To feature, you can quickly go back to a prior version of a picture you’ve changed on your Mac.

Just open the picture in the Preview app, select File from the menu bar, and then click Revert To to reverse any modifications you’ve made to your photo, such as cropping it. You may select Previous Save and Browse All Versions from the menu.

To immediately return to a version that has already been saved, click Previous Save. Instead, you may click Browse All Versions to see every version of your picture that can be restored.

Your screen will display your most recent image on the left and older ones on the right. Choose the desired version, then click Restore.

How to Undo in Notes on Mac

Indeed, undoing your activities in Notes on your Mac is as simple as any other undo. Just press Command + Z on your keyboard or choose Undo Typing from the Edit menu.

Use the redo shortcut for Macs, Command + Shift + Z, or choose to Redo Typing from the menu bar again.

Moreover, Craft provides strong text editing features with built-in markdown tools, backlinks, code snippets, pictures, videos, adding PDF files, and more if you wish to utilize a more sophisticated text editor.

Open the file you wish to undo changes in, click the I in the upper right corner, then select See Backups. Click Restore Version after selecting the necessary version of the document.


With a MacBook, undoing an action or doing a redo after it has been undone is simple. This article demonstrates both a keyboard shortcut and the Edit menu for undoing actions on a Mac. It also explains how to reverse a permanent deletion, though.

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