macOS User Guide
- Connect to the internet
- Browse the web
- Adjust the volume
- Take a screenshot or screen recording
- View and edit files with Quick Look
- Jot a Quick Note
- Set up Screen Time for yourself
- Set up a Focus to stay on task
- Edit photos and videos in Photos
- Use Visual Look Up for your photos
- Get directions in Maps
- Create a recording in Voice Memos
- Use trackpad and mouse gestures
- Use the Touch Bar
- Use Touch ID
- Use keyboard shortcuts
- Get macOS updates
- What is Family Sharing?
- Set up Family Sharing
- Set up other users on your Mac
- Set up Screen Time for a child
- Share purchases with your family
- Make a FaceTime call
- Send text messages
- Share a calendar with your family
- Find what people shared with you
- Find your family and friends
- Play games with your friends
- Use Continuity to work across Apple devices
- Stream audio and video with AirPlay
- Use your iPad as a second display
- Hand off tasks between devices
- Insert photos and documents from iPhone or iPad
- Insert sketches from iPhone or iPad
- Copy and paste between devices
- Use Apple Watch to unlock your Mac
- Make and receive phone calls on your Mac
- Send files between devices with AirDrop
- Sync music, books, and more between devices
- Manage cookies and other website data in Safari
- Use Private Browsing in Safari
- View privacy reports in Safari
- Understand passwords
- Reset your Mac login password
- Create and autofill strong passwords
- Keep your Apple ID secure
- Set up your Mac to be secure
- Use Mail Privacy Protection
- Guard your privacy
- Pay with Apple Pay in Safari
- Use Sign in with Apple for apps and websites
- Protect your Mac from malware
- Control access to the camera
- Find a missing device
- Change your display’s brightness
- Connect a wireless keyboard, mouse, or trackpad
- Connect other wireless devices
- Connect a display, TV, or projector
- Add a printer
- Use the built-in camera
- Use AirPods with your Mac
- Save energy on your Mac
- Optimize storage space
- Burn CDs and DVDs
- Control accessories in your home
- Run Windows on your Mac
- Resources for your Mac
- Resources for your Apple devices
Create a computer-to-computer network on Mac
If you want to set up a temporary, ad hoc Wi-Fi connection between your Mac and another device, you can create your own network using the Wi-Fi menu.
Create an ad hoc network
On your Mac, enable legacy networks.
Click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar, then choose Create Network.
Enter a name and choose a channel for your network.
When you create a computer-to-computer network, the Wi-Fi menu icon changes to show a computer . The new network is available in the Device section of the Wi-Fi menu.
Connect to an ad hoc network
After you create an ad hoc network, you can connect to it from another Mac.
On the other Mac, enable legacy networks.
Click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar, then select the ad hoc network.
Enable legacy networks
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network .
In the service list on the left, select Wi-Fi, then click Advanced.
Select the “Show legacy networks and options” checkbox.
Click OK, then click Apply.