How To Use Touch ID On MacBook Pro

Brandon Jones June 21, 2017 Comments Total Views:13
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The new MacBook Pro comes with a Touch ID feature with which you can do things like approve Apple Pay purchases, unlock your MacBook Pro or unlock critical apps such as 1Password.

Basically, Touch ID is a fingerprint identity sensor, which provides a more convenient way to do things using biometric security.

The Touch ID feature is available with 15″ MacBook Pro (2016 Models) and some 13″ MacBook Pro (2016 Models). It has Touch ID (power button) on the right side of the Touch Bar.

Once you have enabled Touch ID on your MacBook Pro, you can quickly unlock your Mac and make purchases using your Apple ID and Apple Pay— with just your fingerprint.

In this article, will help you activate Enable Touch ID on your MacBook Pro.

Add Fingerprint on MacBook Pro:

 

You can add fingerprints to your MacBook Pro easily, however, please note that you can only add a maximum 5 fingerprints per Mac account. In the case of multiple accounts, you can only have up to three fingerprints per user account.

  • Click on the Apple icon and then click on System Preferences from the drop-down menu.


 

  • On the next window, click on Touch ID.
  •  Next, click on Add a fingerprint option.


 

  • You will now be prompted to enter your Admin Account Mac password, enter your Password and click on Ok to continue.
  • Next, follow the on-screen directions to finish setting up your Touch ID.
  • Once Touch ID has been set up, click on Done.


Remove Fingerprint on MacBook Pro:

 

In case you do not wish to use Touch ID anymore, you can remove your fingerprint from MacBook Pro by following the steps below.

  • Click on the Apple icon and then click on System Preferences from the drop-down menu.


 

  • On the next window, click on Touch ID.
  • On the next screen, hover over the fingerprint icon you wish to delete until you see the X button on the upper left corner, then click on it.


 

  •  Next, enter your Admin Account Mac Password when you are prompted to do so and click OK.


 

  • Now, tap on Delete to remove your Fingerprint.


Unlock MacBook Using Touch ID:

 

The first time you restart your computer after setting up Touch ID, you will be required to enter your User Account Mac Password.

You can now use your Fingerprint to unlock your Mac and make purchases for the iTunes Store, App Store and Apple Pay.

To Unlock MacBook Pro using Touch ID, wake up your MacBook Pro by lifting the lid, tap the touchpad or press any key on your keyboard.

Once your MacBook Pro wakes up, place your finger on the power button, located at the right corner of your Touch bar.

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