There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to decide whether it's time to get a new computer or not. If you're at that junction and have decided to shop in the old Mac for a new one, we have some tips on how to make the transition seamless.
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Are you planning to keep your old Mac? If so, skip this step, however, if you plan to sell, trade or give away your old Mac, sign out of iCloud, iMessage, iTunes and Find My Mac (especially Find My Mac) and reset your hard drive. Don't forget to back up your Mac before deleting your hard drive!
How to sell or shop with your old Mac
If you hope to help cover the cost of your new Mac by sell or shop in the old, make sure you physically clean it (get rid of), clean your hard drive by wiping it and install a new copy of macOS, and then sho ppe for the best price for how much effort you will spend on selling or shopping in. Don't forget to transfer your data from your old Mac to the new one before you survive the old one to someone else.
How to buy the new MacBook Pro
Of course, the biggest question is how to get the fancy new MacBook Pro in your life. You can order it online from Apple's website and in some cases, from Amazon at a discounted price (2019 MacBook Pro is not available on Amazon at the time of writing).
If you're not sure which MacBook you want to upgrade to, you can get helpful advice from our managing editor, Lory Gil.
How to transfer data from your old Mac to your new MacBook Pro
If you want To keep the same settings, apps, files, folders and accounts, you can Easily migrate the data from the old Mac to the new one with Migration Assistant. This also works if you switch from PC to Mac.
Questions about upgrading to the new MacBook Pro? Please let me know in the comments and I will reply as soon as I can.
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