The latest MacBook Pro that Apple has released starts at $1,799.99 at BestBuy and it features an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor, a Touch Bar, an awesome Retina Display and a great battery that is able to keep the device alive for hours. If you’ve just purchased this device, then you’ve come to the right place, as today we will help you get started with your newly Apple MacBook Pro.
Plugging It In
The device doesn’t come fully charged and this means that the battery will get wasted pretty fast. This is the reason why we suggest you to plug the device to a power source in order to charge the battery. So, plug the USB-C charger in and then push the power button that is located at the top-right side of the keyboard (above the delete key).
Selecting Your Country
When you will boot the MacBook Pro for the first time, it will ask you the country that you are located in. Once you select a country, you will notice that the language will change along with the current date and time. The device will also ask you to select a keyboard and it will most likely suggest you to use the US QWERTY keyboard as standard.
Connecting To A Wi-Fi Network
Once the system boots, it will ask you to connect the device to a Wi-Fi network. If you have a wireless connection available, then select it from the list or click “use another network” button if you are using an Ethernet adapter (or if you don’t want to connect to a network).
Migrating Your Personal Stuff
The MacBook Pro allows you to migrate your accounts/passwords/documents/applications from another Mac. This means that if you’ve owned a Mac device before purchasing this one, you will be able to copy your stuff from the old Mac to the new one.
Setting Up iCloud
The MacBook Pro will ask you to log into your iCloud account by using your Apple ID and password. If this is your first Mac device, then you should create an account on iCloud.
Choosing An Username And Password
You can allow macOS to create a username based on your full name, but you can also create your own preferred username. You will need to type a password, which you can disable later by heading to the Security or the Users & Groups control panel.
Siri is the automated assistant that has been introduced with iOS. Since this is a new MacBook Pro device, you should be able to run Siri without any problems, without affecting your multi-tasking.
Setting Up Touch ID And Enabling It
Another feature that has been “borrowed” from iPhone is the Touch ID, which allows you to log in without having to type in a password. Keep in mind that you will still need to enter the password the first time after starting/rebooting the computer, but this will surely save a good amount of seconds per day when you wake the system from sleep mode.
We suggest you to start with the index finger from your dominant hand, but you can always add another later. Likewise the iPhone, you will need to tap and lift your finger several times in order to register all the loops, whorls and arches.