Walk through the steps to set up a new Mac for the first time. If you have bought a new Mac and have never set it up before, you will need to go through a standard setup procedure where you will need to configure some options and provide some information. Learn what is required for each step in this video.
- [Nicholas] If you just did a fresh installation of macOS Mohave, or more likely, you just bought a brand new computer that's preloaded with Mohave, and you're turning it on for the very first time, this movie will show you the first-time setup that you'll need to go through. Just turn on the computer by hitting the Power button, and after a few moments, you will see a screen like this. We are going to progress through several screens like this. The screens that you see might be a little different from what I see. Basically, just follow the prompts and instructions. But I do wanna go through this and give you some insight on the important stuff.
Here on this first screen, I'll set my location. I am in the United States, so I will find that on the list. There it is, I'll select that and hit Continue. Next, I need to choose my keyboard layout. My keyboard is the standard layout for the U.S., you might see others on this list. I just have the one option, which is fine, so I'll hit Continue. Then there's some information here about privacy and security. Feel free to take some time to read any of this important information.
I'm just going to hit Continue here. Now it's offering to let me transfer data from another Mac computer. If you are migrating your documents and applications from an old Mac, you can choose that option and follow the prompts. I'm not transferring anything, so I'm gonna leave this option selected and hit Continue. Now, at this point, you might see a screen prompting you to sign into a Wi-Fi network, which I do not see. My computer's already connected to the internet through a wired connection, so I do not see that screen.
If you have access to a Wi-Fi network and you need to connect to the internet, choose the name of your network, then you'll put in the password for that network to connect. Now, if this is still not clear to you, you can skip that step and check out the movie later in this course on connecting to the internet. Now, this next screen that I do see is important, it's prompting me to either sign into my iCloud account or create a new iCloud account. Earlier in this course, I explained what iCloud is. If you have the account, it will unlock lots of online services and will allow certain internet-based applications to work fully.
If you are not yet connected to the internet, then you will not see this step. Now, I want you to know that you do not have to use iCloud. It may look like you do at first, but if you do not have an iCloud account and do not want to use one, you can simply hit this button up at the top that says Set Up Later. Now, I do have an iCloud account and I do wanna talk about some iCloud services in this course, so I will sign in. This is completely up to you, but it does affect some things that we'll see later in the course.
So, since I want to sign in and I already have an account, I'll put in the email address for that account, I'll hit Continue, and put in the password for that account and hit Continue again. It will sign into my iCloud account and continue with the rest of this setup. Next, we see information about the user agreement. You can click the More button here and here to read the complete user agreement, which you might wanna do, but I'm just going to hit Agree and Agree again here to move on.
Next, you need to set up your user account, which is absolutely essential. You need to set your identity on your computer, basically, your name and a password. Every time you turn on the computer, you will need to type in your password to unlock the computer. This keeps your computer secure, but also, as we'll see later in the course, you can set up multiple user accounts if different people share the same computer. Each person can sign in under their own name to access their own private stuff. Now, since I signed into my iCloud account, it already set up my username based on that.
Certainly you can change that if you want to, or if you did not sign into iCloud, you can just type in your full name here, then click on the Account Name field and it will automatically fill it in, but you can change it if you want to. Then you need to set the password that you want to use to unlock your computer. You need to type it in twice to verify it. And please, make sure you remember this password. You will need this every time you turn on your computer or make major system changes on your computer. So, in this first field, I'll put in the password that I wanna use, I'll click on the next field and type it in again, just to verify that I'm typing in the right thing.
Then there's this Hint field. This is an optional thing that you can set. If you ever forget your password, the computer will often this hint to remind you. And also, because I am using iCloud, I have this option to allow my Apple ID to reset the password. If I ever forget my computer password, but I remember my iCloud password, there's a way to reset that computer login. Alright, so I've got my name and password all set, so I'll hit Continue and it's going to establish my user account for this computer.
That will take a moment, and then we'll get to the next screen. If you did sign into iCloud, you will get this question about iCloud Keychain. Now, I'm not gonna use that in this course, and you can refer to iCloud Essential Training for more information about that. So, I'll choose Set Up Later and Continue. So, those are the main setup screens that you need to go through. There are some more optional adjustments from here. You can skip them by letting the computer do the Express Set Up, which chooses the most common settings for those.
You would just hit Continue here. Or you can do customized setup by hitting this button right here and that will address each one of those options individually, and those options have to do with location and privacy. So, I leave that up to you, I'm just going to stick with the Express Set Up, I'll hit Continue. Okay, now I'm seeing one more iCloud-related thing, and this can be important. I do not want to use iCloud Drive for this course, but you can check out iCloud Essential Training to learn more about that. So, I'm going to disable this option and hit Continue.
We will talk about Dark Mode more in another movie in this course. For most of the course, I'm gonna be using the standard Light Mode, so I'm going to stick to that and I'll hit Continue, and that's it. After a few moments, you will be signed into your computer and you will start on the desktop where you can get to work. We will talk about shutting down, restarting, and signing into the computer in another movie. Just keep in mind, you will need your account password, which we just said, any time you turn on your Mac.
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- Identify the Mojave feature that allows you to start a task on one device and finish it on another.