Let us look at How to set up Touch ID on Mac Setting up your Mac for Touch ID is a fairly quick one-time process that takes just a few steps. Touch ID is not a total replacement for passwords, so don’t get your hopes up. After your restart your Mac, you’ll need your password. After you’ve logged in with your password, you can then use Touch ID.
To use Touch ID, you need to set it up (usually a one-time process) and then be prepared to use it when you want.
- Wash your hands and dry them. Wet hands don’t work well with Touch ID.
- Choose Apple→System Preferences. The System Preferences window appears.
- In the System Preferences window, click Touch ID.
- Click + to add a fingerprint. You’re asked to enter your password.
- Enter your password.
- Choose the Touch ID features you want to use on your MacBook. Your choices are:
- Unlocking your Mac
- Apple Pay
- iTunes and App Store
- Follow the instructions to register your fingerprint.
You need to gently place your finger on the Touch ID button and keep it there until it has registered and you are instructed to move to another finger. You will need to register several fingerprints to complete the process.
How to set up Touch ID on Mac
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