I am trying to upgrade the Samsung EVO SSD I put into my MacBook Pro 2012 to APFS so I can upgrade to Catalina. I’m currently running Mojave.
In Recovery Mode, the standard instructions on the internet are to select the drive, and click on APFS from the Edit menu. But my Edit menu does not have that option visible, I only see things like Undo, Redo, Cut, Copy, etc, and they are dimmed out. Someone else suggested that there may be something about the drive that just needs to be erased and installed as APFS from scratch. But in the Recovery Mode’s Disk Utility’s Erase panel, the formats I can choose are Mac OS Extended, MS-DOS, and ExFAT. There is no APFS option.
What do I need to do to either upgrade it to APFS or erase it and install it from scratch as APFS?