MacBook Pro For Dummies – Everything You Need to Know

MacBook Pro For Dummies - Everything You Need to Know

MacBook Pro For Dummies – Everything You Need to Know

MacBook Pro For Dummies

If you’ve recently purchased a new MacBook Pro, you might be wondering what to do next. Fortunately, there are several guides to the new machine on the market, including one written especially for the Mac. In this book, you’ll learn all you need to know about Force Touch, MagSafe, Wi-Fi, iCloud Drive, and much more. If you’re new to the Mac, the information in this book will prove to be invaluable.

Force Touch

If you’re not familiar with Apple’s new Force Touch feature, read our Dummies Guide for MacBook Pro. Force Touch works much like a trackpad, but instead of a traditional “click” sound, you hear a haptic feedback when you press it. Apple’s name for these electromagnets is the Taptic Engine, and these sensors react to your touch to produce the feedback you want.

MagSafe

If you’ve been considering purchasing a MagSafe MacBook Pro, now is the time. You’ve been reading about this new accessory for years, but perhaps you’re still confused about how to use it. Fortunately, this MagSafe MacBook Pro for Dummies guide will make things a little clearer. Listed below are some things to consider before you make your purchase. Let’s take a look! You’ll be glad you did!

Wi-Fi

Connecting to Wi-Fi on your MacBook Pro may be easier said than done. First, you’ll need to connect to Wi-Fi to perform any upgrades. When updating, you’ll be prompted to enter your time zone and keyboard layout, and whether you want to share anonymous usage data with Apple. Next, you’ll need to sign in with your Apple ID to access iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store. If you already have an Apple ID for your iPhone and iPad, you can use it to log into your MacBook as well. Otherwise, you can create a new one.

iCloud Drive

If you’re thinking about upgrading your MacBook Pro, then iCloud Drive may be a good option for you. Syncing the contents of the desktop and Documents folders with iCloud Drive allows you to keep your data backed up from multiple Macs, without the need to keep a copy of your files on each computer. While you can also disable syncing desktop and document folders, we recommend that you do this in advance.

Thunderbolt adapter

There are various ways to connect your Mac to an external display or other device. If you have a Thunderbolt port on your Mac, you can connect an external hard drive, a dock, and even an external storage device. The Thunderbolt port is available on some of the newer models of Mac computers, including the MacBook Pro. A Thunderbolt adapter allows you to connect your Mac to Thunderbolt-compatible devices and provide data transfer and video output in one convenient cable.

Resetting SMC

Resetting the system management controller (SMC) is one of the most basic troubleshooting methods for any Mac. This chip on an Intel-based Mac controls all the physical components, such as the LED indicators, power buttons, cooling fans, and hard drive behavior. Resetting the SMC will also reset some settings on the Mac, including battery life, charging, and thermal management. You can perform a SMC reset by force-quitting an app and restarting the device.

Creating free space on MacBook Pro

There are a few ways to create free space on your Mac. The first method is to make use of iCloud. You can access this service by clicking on the Apple icon in the menu bar. Once inside, select About This Mac from the drop-down menu and then select the Storage tab. Hover your mouse over each category, and a text balloon will appear that tells you how much space each one occupies. There are different categories for different OS versions, but the ones you see now include Documents, Photos, Movies, and System. If these categories are full, delete them. This is important, but you should not delete the files from these categories unless you are certain they are backed up on iCloud.

Getting help with a MacBook Pro

Whether you are a first-time user or have been using a Mac for years, getting help with a MacBook Pro is not difficult. You can get help from the Apple community, iMore forums, and the company’s support line. The important thing is to relax and know where to get the help you need. In the event that your MacBook Pro is causing you grief, there are several things you can do to fix it yourself.