How To Set Up a New Mac (Step-By-Step Guide)

Publicado el 24 dic 2020
Did you just buy or receive a new Mac? How exciting! In this video I show you exactly how to set up a new Mac and start using it. I will cover everything from unboxing, to initial setup, and even keyboard shortcuts, how to use macOS and the settings, and also how to record the screen, install programs, and change desktop wallpaper.
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00:00 Introduction
00:27 Unboxing
01:33 Check Mac for Physical Issues
02:10 Setting Up the Mac
10:20 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
11:06 How To Use macOS
16:06 Conclusion
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  • Thank u ur so helpful

  • for windows user, thisis an alien tech

  • Everytime that I try to create a computer account it says that I can use the name and won't let me continue

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  • I have a friend in Australia

  • Hey can I send me a Mac it’s really my dream

  • Why is your wifi network in Russian?😂

  • My mac is on the way,i am not an apple guy but mac was the best option for a laptop.

  • I can only dream about a Mac 🥲

  • 03:10 what a strange wifi names… on russian

  • Thanks bro it was so useful

  • This is the most complete unboxing

  • I'm really considering buying myself a mackbook, never had one before so it'll be my first one, this video guided me on what to do when I get it, thank you so much

  • me need to know if mac book pros worth it this guy CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW MAC BOOK PURCHASE

  • Ima future MacBook owner tanks for the vid Liam this will be my first Mac ever

  • 😜😜😜😜😜

  • щупальце 5.0

  • I think i entered the wrong mode when i setting it up. My click does not work like yours. I have to use control + option for everything, It is a pain. Now i am stuck at data and privicy and could not move to next step coz I could not select "continue" . Can you please give me some advice ? This is my first mac. Thank you so much.

  • орнул со щупальце ))

  • I better not regret my purchase used my student discount as well. Tired of my PC laptops not lasting long. Got the m1 MacBook Pro with 16gb of ram and the 500gb ssd option. Ordered it Sunday and said it will be here Friday but it’s coming from China so I doubt it’ll be here Friday this week even with express shipping.

  • when he said " congratulations on your new mac " 🥺🥺 me watching without mac 🌚🌝

  • I love my purchase of Hackintosh 🤣 thanks 👍

  • Well whoever can't setup a mac must be something wrong. i got my Mac Mini setup quit fast on my 1st time.

  • After watching this, I came to realize that Mac books (regardless of versions) are just iphones with a keyboard. It's like chromebooks, the keyboarded versions of android phones. I'm thankful for being able to watch this. Really helped me a lot to decide what to get and what's really essential. Thanks.

  • I just bought my MacBook Air M1 and started to download from Appstore and it was very slow. It works fine when I download apps from the web and other sites. How can I download faster in Appstore? Hoping to find an answer. Thank you!

  • I've actually received my Macbook pro 2 days ago, dude this is just what I was looking for THANKS YOU SO MUCH.. Fantastic tips for a Apple bigginer such as me

  • U taught so nicely and easily , everyone can understand it , thanks and god bless u


  • Thanks a lot great video hopefully i m gonna buy one soon :)

  • Where's word and powerpoint?

  • You really help me. I have Mac book air . I did what you do.

  • Thanks dada, it is very helpful 👍

  • Just ordered oneeee

  • Can i use my gmail account as my apple ID?

  • Its so beautiful, definitely excited for all the work I’ll get done on my mac mini

  • Will the MacBook ask to create computer account even though we logged in with the Apple ID?

  • I have a Windows 10 laptop

  • 700th comment

  • Idk why I am watching this , my credit card was declined at McDonald’s today

  • That power brick is hideous lmao

  • me watching the VD without a mac 😭

  • Congratulations where ????🤣🤣🤣I’ll buy it in few months 😏

  • Could any of y’all lemme know if blender works perfectly on this MacBook coz I’m about to buy one and I need to know

    • @Created Labs thank you

    • It works without issue, I made a video on it a few months ago.

  • Very informative ! Thanks

  • So I got this Mac Air the latest M1 chip for 899 plus tax from tge aplke store and 1 yr free interest loan around 75 a month. Regardless if I have the cash to pay for it if they have free interest for six months or a year I am all over it

  • Seriously let me know when you have a garage sale

  • I just bought my first Matt I finally got totally pissed off at windows I’ve been doing since the 80s end it is a magnificent machine is the MacBook Air with the M1 chip and by the way can you let me know when you have a garage sale?

  • You still didnt tell us how to stop the screen recording man!


  • I want to use mac..but i dont have money 🤣 someday!

  • Incredibly instructive 👏🏽 thank you

  • The wiggly computer conversely interrupt because feet contrastingly remind as a defiant cello. unhealthy, same price

  • "Congratulations on your new MacBook" me watching this video on Acer aspire (2010 model)

  • u know hes thoughtful when he mutes “Hey Siri”

  • i’m watching this to see if i forgot something since i mostly set it up on my own (i have one for school :))

  • having trouble with a rosetta 2? not sure what it is firs time mac user.

  • I'm looking to buy the M1 after 20 years of windows. Thanks for this, it'll be invaluable when I come to setting it up and using.

  • A week later : I imma head out to the Apple store (heads to refund all the macs he bought) Apple store employee:

  • I'm coming from a 5 year old Macbook Pro to M1 MacBook Air 2020, should I migrate data from the Mac or the Time Machine, or just use iCloud if my files are mostly stored there?

  • Thank you

  • Hello please help! My page froze on payment terms and conditions page. Isn’t what to do

  • Extremely helpful! Ty very much!

  • You’re a genius! Thank you so much for this walkthrough. I had my new MacBook Air and didn’t know what to do with it until now. 🙏🏼😍

  • Wondering how these guys find the money to buy ...

  • почему wi-fi сеть называется щупальце?...

  • Bought so many macs just to test them out? I’m on a potato phone watching the video with internet speed of 4.0 MBPs

  • Thank you, very helpful video especially for this older person who did not grow up on technology. 👍

  • very helpful thanks so much!!

  • щупальце, братан

  • We should be more appreciative that he muted the hey Siri for our phones

  • This was my first device that wasn’t console or mobile since I turned 12 this month they bought me a MacBook Air I’ve been stuck with this iPad mini 4 for so long!


  • In video: If you’re watching this video, congratulations on your new mac Me: Watching the video when I never had a mac and didn’t get one 👀

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  • Thanks for your greetings. But I don't have one😂

  • This is awesome and actually was helpful thanks and congratulations for your new mic

  • Thank you for this tutorial!! It’s so informative. Looking forward to watch more tutorials 👏🏼 👏🏼

  • No one: English accent: Big CHAGA

  • Thank you.

  • I donot own a mac but I saw the video recommended, and I was like why not watch it. Maybe someday I'll own one....LOL😅

  • What if you you forget to put in your iPad or iPhone PIN number?

  • very informative

  • I'm going to save up for this one ^^

  • Very cool video ! I have a question I want to configure the MacBook Air for a friend but don’t want to know her Apple-ID and password. So from your video I see that I can configure the MacBook without le Apple-ID. But I want to install Splashtop Streamer to help support her after she will sign in. Because she is a windows user and a first time MacOS user... So will I be able to install "Splashtop Streamer" if the MacBook have no Apple ID sing in ?

    • Also my friend bought the new MacBook Air M1 and will be probably at MacOS 11.0... Can I update the MacOS to 11.2.2 with no Apple-ID sign in ?

  • Hello! What really scares me from buying a Mac is.. how wil I use word, ppt etc on Mac? That is pretty much it, I think. Also, even if I used minimal applications on an iPhone I owned earlier, the operating system of Mac seems so restrictive. Is there a way to get around it? I don't like how safari changes the UI of every website to its default reader mode. Is the screen size 13" really okay? I owned a dell previously but I never used it. I recently borrowed my friends Mac and I worked on jupyter notebook open source, and installed vscode on it. It worked fine. This I love about Mac, how easy it is to get started on a software. I like how hassle free the installation process is. Would you please address my concerns ? I am being open to buy MacBook for machine learning.

    • @Ritika Correct, one of my videos was sponsored by a company that sells cheap office keys too, you can find it here:

    • @Created Labs thank you, so so much!. ... word Excel etc won't be MS office ,will it?? I saw somewhere we can get MS office installed on mac and use it under a key??

    • You can use Word and ppt etc on a Mac without any issues. The macOS operating system is also nowhere near as restrictive as you might think. I barely ever run into any compatibility issues.

  • thank you for the video, can you make a video comparing shortcuts between windows and mac, and best apps to use on mac

  • Hello, I’m buying my first Mac in a couple of weeks. I already have a iPad and iPhone I saw in your video that you are not logging in with you Apple ID at the beginning. So if I do that too and I set it up as a new Mac and I loog in later will I get al of my apple things ass wel or doesn’t work like that 😅

  • thanks! just purchased my macbook air m1 yesterday 😍

  • Such a great video.. Every one in apple store should have your skills.. Sooo great. Thanks a lot

  • Thanks! I just purchased my first Mac and was very confused when I attempted to instal LibreOffice and I was presented with the install package that I downloaded and a folder in a separate window. I double clicked the installer and it installed and ran, but I could never find the program after that. Now I understand that I was supposed to drag it into the app folder for it to appear there. Lol! Kinda hokey, but not bad now that I know what to do.

  • stupid question, helping out my sister set up her new mac tomorrow, her old imac is running el capitan. are there any issues with doing a back up from that OS to the new mac at all?

  • Щупальце? Какого чёрта 😂

  • Nicely Done.

  • Congrats on having a new mac- Hahahahahahahhaha I would love to have one, Watching just for watching

  • The Macbook's colour is Silver, right?

  • Giveaway to the students who cant afford

  • I just ordered one m1 air and youtube recommends this. nice content. subscribed.

  • Thank you!!

  • Dude, pls tell why щупальце?

  • thank you, very informative