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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Change your password
If you can’t sign in with your Apple ID, you may need to change your password.
Get your Essentials guide
After you unwrap that shiny new Mac, you can learn about all the features for your model.
Contact Apple Support
If you don’t find the answer to your question in this user guide, you can contact Apple for help.
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.