How to get your new Mac up and running

How to get your new Mac up and running

Setting up a new Mac can be an exciting but overwhelming process. Here are some steps to help you get started:

Step 1: Log in with your Apple ID to access your iCloud data. You may be prompted to do this multiple times.

Step 2: In System Settings > Apple ID > iCloud, choose which iCloud services you want to use and disable any that you don’t. You can also customize which apps iCloud Drive will store and sync data for.

Step 3: If your new Mac has a Touch ID sensor, you can enable it for unlocking your Mac, Apple Pay, and auto-filling passwords. You’ll need to provide your fingerprints for this.

Step 4: If you want to use Touch ID for Apple Pay, add your credit or debit cards and have them authorized by the issuer. If you used the Migration Assistant from an older Mac, your stored cards will be copied over.

Step 5: Set up SMS forwarding by going to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding on your iPhone.

Step 6: If you have reached the device limit for the Music and TV apps, go into the app and select Account > View My Account > Manage Devices to remove any devices you no longer have.

Step 7: You may need new passwords for third-party apps that access your iCloud data, such as email or calendar apps. You can generate new passwords at > Security > App-Specific Passwords > Generate Password.

Step 8: In, go to Security to view the devices currently connected to your Apple ID. If you spot a device you no longer have, click on it, confirm it’s the correct one, and select Remove From Account to disconnect it.

We hope that this guide has helped you get your new Mac up and running smoothly. Remember to log in with your Apple ID, customize your iCloud services, enable Touch ID and Apple Pay if applicable, set up SMS forwarding, manage devices for the Music and TV apps, generate new passwords for third-party apps, and disconnect any old devices from your Apple ID. With these steps, you’ll be ready to start using your new Mac to its full potential.

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