Far gone are the days when only iPhones had the “Touch ID” feature in them. Nowadays, almost all the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models come with the “Touch ID” feature in them. Once you setup “Touch ID” on your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, you can easily unlock your device, authenticate purchases, etc., using your fingerprint. Amazing, right? So, if you own a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, then we suggest that you should set up “Touch ID” on it right now. Here’s how you can do this.

How Can You Add Your Fingerprint on MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

Follow these steps to add your fingerprint on MacBook Pro or MacBook Air:

  1. Head over to the Apple menu and select/choose “System Preferences.”
  2. Now scroll down a little and hit the “Touch ID” option.
  3. Tap on the “+” symbol or “Add a fingerprint” option.
  4. Submit your system’s password.
  5. Now follow on-screen instructions to add your fingerprint on your MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.


 
 

How to Give a Name to Your Added Fingerprint?

Follow these steps to give a name to your fingerprint:

  1. Head over to the Apple menu and select/choose “System Preferences.”
  2. Now scroll down a little and hit the “Touch ID” option.
  3. Next, hit the “Tab” key to navigate through all available fingerprints or tap directly on the name of the fingerprint whose name you want to change.
  4. Now rename the fingerprint and then tap on the “Return” key to confirm your changes and complete the process.

How Can You Delete Your Fingerprint on MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

Follow these steps to delete your fingerprint on MacBook Pro or MacBook Air:

  1. Head over to the Apple menu and select/choose “System Preferences.”
  2. Now scroll down a little and hit the “Touch ID” option.
  3. Next, hover over the fingerprint (fingerprint icon) that you want to delete.
  4. You will now see an “X” symbol on the upper left corner of the fingerprint you wish to delete.
  5. Next, tap on the “X” symbol.
  6. Now submit your system’s password.
  7. Finally, hit “Delete” to complete the process.

How Can You Change Your Touch ID Settings on MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?

Follow these steps to change your “Touch ID” settings on MacBook Pro or MacBook Air:

  1. Head over to the Apple menu and select/choose “System Preferences.”
  2. Now scroll down a little and hit the “Touch ID” option.
  3. Finally, select or deselect the present options under the “Use Touch ID for” section as per your requirements to complete the process.

How Can You Log in With Your Touch ID?

Follow these steps to log in with your Touch ID:

  1. Open your MacBook Air /MacBook Pro.
  2. Now, place your finger on the “Touch ID” sensor to log in to your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

How to Give Permission to Use Touch ID for iTunes/App Store Purchases?

Follow these steps to give permission to use “Touch ID” for iTunes/App Store purchases:

  1. Head over to the Apple menu and select/choose “System Preferences.”
  2. Now scroll down a little and hit the “Touch ID” option.
  3. Next, deselect and then re-select the “iTunes & App Store” option, which is present under the “Use Touch ID for” section.
  4. Submit your computer password.
  5. Now go to iTunes/App Store app.
  6. Next, go to the item that you want to download.
  7. Now, hit the “Buy” button to continue.
  8. Submit your Apple ID password.
  9. Finally, give permission to use “Touch ID” for iTunes/App Store purchases in the future by hitting the “Yes” option.

How to Use Touch ID for iTunes/App Store Purchases?

Follow these steps to use “Touch ID” for iTunes/App Store purchases:

  1. Go to iTunes/App Store app.
  2. Next, go to the item that you want to download.
  3. Now, hit the “Buy” button to continue.
  4. Finally, place your finger on the fingerprint sensor to scan it and complete the transaction.

Conclusion

Touch ID is a phenomenal feature of macOS that allows MacBook Air and MacBook Pro users to unlock their device, authenticate purchases, and much more using their fingerprint. So, do use this amazing feature if you want to get the most out of your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

 

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