We all know that the new Touch ID on MacBook Pro is revolutionary. And you can use the feature to do things like authenticating Apple Pay purchases, unlock your MacBook Pro, or unlock confidential apps like 1Password. But to make the best use of it, you need to know the apps that support Touch ID. Here in this post, we will not only brief you apps with support for the feature, but also the guide to set up Touch ID on MacBook Pro using Touch Bar. Read on to know more.
Stepwise guide to set up Touch ID on MacBook Pro
For now, the list of apps supporting Touch ID is quite short excluding Apple’s own apps. The list is so short that 1Password seems to be the only third-party app which has been updated with support for Touch ID. To set up Touch ID on MacBook Pro, you will need to make use of its Touch Bar.
For Apple apps, you can view your iCloud Keychain in Safari using the Touch ID. You can even use it to unlock secured notes in the Notes app, apart from unlocking your MacBook Pro and using Apple Pay.
Anyway, there are two feasible ways to set up Touch ID on MacBook Pro. Let’s have a look at the both methods.
When adding a new user account or during the initial setup, you will be prompted to set up Touch ID on MacBook Pro. The procedure is pretty simple. Just place your finger on the reader a couple of times as you would on an iOS device. Make sure you move your fingers slightly while pressing.
After a few seconds, you will be done. You won’t find any option to add more than a finger during the initial setup.
In case you want to use another finger or you accidentally skipped the initial setup, you can anytime go to System Preferences and just click on Touch ID. All you need to do is only follow the prompts to add your first fingerprint. You can also tap on the “+” icon to add new.
After you have set up Touch ID on MacBook Pro, you can customize it the way you want by checking or unchecking the option next to the three options listed as:
- Unlock your Mac
- Apple Pay
- iTunes & App Store
So, this was all you need to set up Touch ID on MacBook Pro. We hope the article helps you make more of your new MacBook Pro. Stay tuned for more such interesting articles.
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