You have just jumped into Apple ecosystem and you don’t know how to do things first with your Mac. If you are confused, here are a few tips you should in order to use your new Mac better.
- Create a backup plan for your Mac
No matter how much data you stored in iCloud, it’s always recommended to back up your Mac. Time Machine is a built-in method that can help you easily do it. However, there are also other plans available that might work better for you. It’s up to you.
- Sign into iCloud
We guess the best reason to switch to Mac is the Apple ecosystem, which comes with the great iCloud synchronization. You can easily access photos, documents, movies, and more across your Apple devices that are connected to your iCloud account. So, you should ensure to you sign into iCloud with your Apple ID if you want to sync your iOS, tvOS, and watchOS data.
- Log in iTunes
You should install iTunes your new Mac when getting started. In case you don’t have the iTunes app installed, you can then manually download and it from Apple website. iTunes is the place to store all your movies, iBooks, apps, music, etc. If there are not any media on your Mac, you can get your purchased content directly from iTunes.
- Set up Optimized Storage
MacOS comes with a great way to prevent the hard drive on your Mac from getting full. All you need is using a number of iCloud syncing options, and a clutter cleaning regimen will help the hard drive keep more space for important downloads.
- Set up automatic downloads
MacOS usually receives updates with new and interesting features. So, if you don’t want to miss anything, you should set up automatic downloads option, which runs in the background, to get the latest updates.
- Set up Email and Calendar
Although there is a dozen of fantastic email and calendar apps available on Mac App Store, you should still set up the inbuilt Mail and Calendar apps on your Mac. These stock Mail and Calendar apps are always supported by Apple, so you don’t have to worry about problems as third-party apps.
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- Download apps and games
Although are plenty of programs that can help you get started on your Mac, you still need many apps for entertainment, work and more, which can be easily found in the Mac App Store. Simply launch it and you can find any your favorite app in the Store. Once you complete installing an app, it will also be available on other Macs, which are synced with your Apple ID.
- Transfer your files
While you have just moved from Windows to MacOS, it doesn’t mean you are not able to take your important paperwork with you. You can easily transfer your data from your old Windows computer to your new Mac with Migration Assistant tool.
These are things you should do on your new Mac if you are a new user. If you have any question, let’s know in the comment below.