Here is how to set up Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro

Here is how to set up Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro

With Touch ID, Apple brings a whole new way for unlocking smartphone. Over the time, Touch ID is getting much more useful and it is now not limited to unlocking your iPhone, you now can use Touch ID to make purchases in iTunes and App Store.


This year, Apple has finally brought its long-awaited Touch ID to its Macs, offering a brand new way of using MacBook. Basically, Touch ID on Mac works identically that of iPhone, as it allows secure Apple Pay payments online and unlocking of certain features like System Preferences and password-protected notes.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to set up and use Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.

  1. Steps to set up Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

If this is the first time you have set up Touch ID on Mac, this could be a little confusing. Here is how you can do it:

Step one: First and foremost, you need to open System Preferences in the Menu Bar and select the Touch ID Preference pane to proceed

Step two: Next up, you are supposed to click on Add a Fingerprint to register your fingerprint. Once you are done, enter your password. After that, rest your finger on the Touch ID button to register

Step three: Once you are done, a message saying “Touch ID is ready” will show up, indicating that the fingerprint has been successfully enrolled

Step four: You are now supposed to click Done to confirm. After that, you will be presented with three options about how you want to use Touch ID on your Mac, including unlocking your Mac, Apple Pay and iTunes & App Store

  1. Steps to make purchases on the new MacBook using Touch ID

Step one: First off, you need to open the App store or iBook Store on your new MacBook and choose the item you wish to buy

Step two: Once you have one on your own, click on the buy button and place your finger on the Touch ID sensor in the Touch ID prompt to authenticate the purchase

  1. Steps to remove fingerprints on your new MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro allows you to register up to three fingerprints, meaning that you can remove one that you are no longer using on your device. Here is how to do it:

Step one: You need to open System Preferences on your Mac and select Touch ID

Step two: Once you are in, locate the saved fingerprint you wish to remove and click on the X button to delete and click Delete to confirm.

Also read: Here is how to customize the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you stumble upon any issues during the process in the section below

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