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Get started with your Mac

You can set up and start using your new Mac in no time at all. Choose a look for your desktop, learn how to change common settings, find and use apps and more.

Learn how to get the most from your Mac

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Connect and share

macOS makes it easy to stay in touch with loved ones. Use FaceTime to call anyone on any device, easily find what friends shared with you in Messages or set up Family Sharing to share purchases and more.

Learn how to connect and share

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Streamline your routine

macOS gives you great tools for getting more done, keeping track of what’s important and limiting distractions so you can stay focused in the moment.

Learn how to save time and stay focused

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Use your Mac with other devices

Your Mac works seamlessly with all your other Apple devices. Use AirPlay to view content from iPhone on your Mac, use AirDrop to quickly share files with friends who are nearby, and more.

Learn how to use your Mac and devices together

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Protect your privacy and data

Nothing is more important than protecting your privacy and the safety of your data. Your Mac provides the tools and apps you need to protect your personal information and keep your Mac secure — from Intelligent Tracking Prevention to Mail Privacy Protection and more.

Learn how to keep your data private and safe

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Change your password

If you can’t sign in with your Apple ID, you may need to change your password.

Change your Apple ID password

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Get your Essentials guide

After you unwrap that shiny new Mac, you can learn about all the features for your model.

Get the Essentials guide for your Mac

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Contact Apple Support

If you don’t find the answer to your question in this user guide, 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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