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Get started with your Mac

You can set up and start using your new Mac in no time. Choose a wallpaper for your desktop, change common settings, start using apps, and more.

Learn how to make the most of your new Mac

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Switched from Windows to Mac?

If you’re switching to Mac, start here to make it a smooth transition. Learn what things are called on Mac, how to find your files, and more.

Learn how to transition to your new Mac

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Use your Mac with other Apple devices

Your Mac works seamlessly with all your other Apple devices. Use your iPhone as your Mac webcam, copy and paste between devices, and more.

Learn how your Mac works with other devices

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Your Mac makes tasks easier

See important tasks in widgets on the desktop, open a website from the Dock, and more. Use Stage Manager to keep app windows organized so you can easily switch between tasks without losing focus.

Learn how your Mac can make your tasks easier

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Keep your work private and secure

Nothing is more important than keeping your work private and secure. Your Mac comes with the tools and apps you need to protect your important information—from passkeys to Private Browsing and more.

Learn how to keep work private and secure

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Forgot your password?

Learn how to change or reset your Apple ID password.

Change your Apple ID password

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Get your Essentials guide

Got a new Mac? Learn the essentials for your model.

Get the Essentials guide for your Mac

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Contact Apple Support

If you have questions, you can contact Apple for help.

Contact Apple for support and service

To explore the macOS User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page, or enter a word or phrase in the search field.

If you need more help, visit the macOS Support website.

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