Bought a new Mac and want to setup the Mac. Setting up Mac is not an easy task. We will explain here step by step process to setup your Mac. Follow the steps one after the other to set your Mac easily.
First thing is to plug your Mac to the power supply. Then press the power key to turn the Mac on. Select the country and language. Select the type of keyboard; it will be your keyboard’s layout regardless of how your physical keyboard looks like. Click Continue.
You have to be connected to network before further setting so choose your Wi-Fi network’s name and enter the password for it. If you are using Ethernet you have to choose Other Network Options and select Ethernet and click Continue.
Setting Up New or Transfer Information Now
If you are setting up a new Mac and you don’t need to transfer the information from the old Mac then you have to select Don’t transfer any information now and then Click Continue.
When you want to upgrade from an old Mac you can transfer the information with the help of time machine using Migration Assistant. You can do this with Migration Assistant at any time so you can select it Not Now and Continue.
Enable Location Service
This service is necessary to locate your position on earth. The location service is required for applications like Siri, Spotlight, Maps and Find my Friends etc. Check the checkbox to allow Apple to access your location and click Continue.
Entering Apple ID
You have to enter your Apple ID, the one you are using in your iPhone and iPad etc. If you don’t have an Apple ID you can click on Create one. And also if you don’t want to create it now you can choose Skip and signup later to create Apple ID. Click Continue.
Terms and Condition
Click on Agree to accept the terms and conditions.
Account Details and Password
Enter the Full Name and Account Name for your Mac If you have already signed in with Apple ID the fields will be populated automatically. Enter the password which will secure your Mac and it will be administrator password which will be required for setting the system features. You can enter the hint to always remember your password. You can also check the box with the option Allow my Apple ID to reset this password. It is helpful in case you forget your password. Require Password when Logging In, you have to check the box so that it Mac prompts for password while logging in.
Select the Time Zone and if you have enabled the location service it will automatically set your time zone and the date and time will change depending upon your current location.
Diagnostic and Usage
Apple asks to share the Diagnostic and Usage information with Apple and other app developers. It has two options Send Diagnostic and usage data to Apple and Share crash data with app developers. The first option is checked by default and you can check the second option if you want to share the usage data with the developers. Click Continue.
Mac Registration with Apple
You can register your Mac with Apple or you can skip it if you don’t want any marketing from apple. Finally you can see the Thank you message and click continue to use your Mac. You can go to app store to download apps and also update your apps.