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A New User Guide to MacBook Pro

 MacBook Pro New User Guide

If you have just purchased the latest MacBook Pro, welcome to the Apple family. The latest MacBook Pro is more powerful than ever but before you delve into the specifications of your new machine, you’ll need to know the basics. Your Apple Experts have created a quick user guide with some fun tips and tricks just for you and your new MacBook Pro.

menu bar MacBook Pro

 

The Menu Bar

 

Once you’ve powered on your MacBook Pro, you’ll be faced with a stunning Retina display. At the top of this screen is the menu bar.

 

This hosts the Apple menu, which will get you to all of your system settings, the app menu, which is specific to the app you are currently using, computer status shortcuts and third-party quick look tools, Spotlight, and Siri.

 

It’s your one-stop shop for all system settings.

finder window MacBook Pro

 



Finder

 

The finder is the window to all of the files, apps, and downloads on your Mac. To open the finder window:

 

  • Click on your desktop (don't select an app or program), then click on File in the Menu bar and choose New Finder Window.

Or

  • On your Dock, click on the Finder icon

Here you can search your MacBook Pro for apps, files, images and more.

The Touch Bar

The Touch Bar is an exciting new feature in the latest MacBook Pro. The Touch Bar now replaces the original function keys and it’s an OLED panel that sits at the top of the keyboard. But unlike the original function keys they are contextual, meaning what appears on the panel will change, depending on what app you are currently using. You can also customise your Touch Bar, which will allow you to set up different apps (including third-party apps that support customization) to improve your workflow.

APPLE PAY

 

Touch ID and Apple Pay

Offering more security than ever before, the latest MacBook Pro introduced Touch ID into its features. With it, you can log into your account with one touch, and even set up multiple users with Touch ID.  Below is how to add your fingerprint to your MacBook Pro:

How to add your fingerprint

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.

  2. Select the Touch ID preference pane.

  3. Click on Add a fingerprint.

  4. Enter your user password.

You can also use Touch ID to make purchases online through Apple Pay. Before you use Apple Pay on your Mac, you'll need to set it up:

  1. Open the Safari app.

  2. Go to Safari > Preferences.

  3. Click on the Privacy tab

  4. Press the + (plus) button to add a new credit or debit card.

  5. Either position your card in front of your iSight camera to automatically read its number or manually enter your card information.

  6. Accept your card's terms and conditions.

  7. When your bank authorizes your card, you'll receive a notification letting you know it's ready for Apple Pay.

Now you can set up your Apple Pay through Touch ID:

  1. Open System Preferences.

  2. Click on the Wallet & Apple Pay icon.

  3. Press the + (plus) button to add a new credit or debit card.

  4. Either position your card in front of your iSight camera to automatically read its number or manually enter your card information.

  5. Accept your card's terms and conditions.

  6. When your bank authorizes your card, you'll receive a notification letting you know it's ready for Apple Pay.

If you need to change or delete Apple Pay cards, you can do so at any time in the System Preferences app. You can explore the latest MacBook Pro range here.