Using a laptop can be tricky for someone who is not very tech savvy. You can check out our guide here on how to use a MacBook Pro for beginners.
So you've finally bit the bullet, jumped in with both feet, or any other euphemism you can't think of for joining the club.Whatever the case, you've finally jumped on the Mac bandwagon.
You've heard all about how MacBooks are immune to computer viruses. How they have crystal clear screens, sleek designs, and a more comfortable interface.
You've heard about the app store, and how some apps can only be found exclusively on the Apple Store, and you want in on some of that juicy digital goodness.
Now there is only one problem. How do you work this thing?
What You Will Learn From This Post
Don't worry...we're here to teach you some tips and tricks that will shorten your learning curve. Consider this your class on how to use a MacBook Pro for beginners.
In this post you'll learn:
How to Turn on an Apple Computer
To turn on your MacBook Pro, simply press the power button located in the top right-hand corner of the keyboard. You may need to plug in your MacBook if it isn't charged before turning it on.
To turn off your MacBook pro, simply use your cursor on the mousepad to slide to the top left corner of the screen. Click on the apple icon. A drop-down menu will appear.
Click shut down to turn off your device.
MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Tips and Tricks
Learning how to navigate your MacBook Pro and MacBook Air is essential to feeling comfortable. Here a few tips for you beginners to help you navigate your MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
- Three-finger swipe - to see all of your windows at once, simply use three fingers on your mouse pad and it will show you each window you have open all at once.
- Creating multiple desktops - after you have mastered the three-finger swipe, you will notice a desktop icon at the top. A plus sign will be to the right. To create multiple desktops, simply click on the plus sign and a new desktop will appear. You can toggle back and forth with the three-finger swipe.
- Two-finger swipe to the left - this will open up some widgets that allow you to see a calendar, weather, stocks, and more. You can also click to see notifications.
- Pinch gesture - using all fingers and your thumb pinch them closed. If don't correctly, it will show you your finder or launchpad. Simply pinch out to return to your desktop.
- Two-finger swipe up/down - you can use this gesture to scroll through a website.
- Two-finger click - this is an option to left-click if you don't have a mouse.
These are not all of the tips and tricks for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, but with these tips, you will know how to navigate your new MacBook as a beginner.
How to Use a MacBook For Beginners: Ways to Use Your MacBook
Although MacBook Pro laptops are more expensive, there are some definite advantages that MacBook Pro provides that the PC laptop just can't touch.
For starters, MacBook Pro's hold their value. You could buy a MacBook Pro today, turn around and sell it two years later and get around the same money back.
This can help with the purchase of your next MacBook. Try doing that with a PC.
Also, MacBook Pros are great for video and photo editing. For users who use photoshop and final cut pro, you can feel confident that your laptop will hold up and not be laggy like a PC.
As a student, MacBooks offer a great device on the go, and better still they pair with your iPhone or iWatch! These are features that just can't be undervalued, especially when PC cannot do any of this. Finally, when you factor in that over 70% of college students own or prefer Apple products over the traditional PC, it's a no brainer.
How To Download and Delete Apps
One of the greatest features of modern day computers and phones is the app. Everyone seems to know how to delete apps on their iPhone, but put them in front of a MacBook and they have only one question: How do I add and delete apps on this thing?
Don't worry, we are going to teach you how to delete apps on Mac. Apple computers are known for their user-friendly interfaces. This helps make adding and deleting apps on your MacBook Pro an easy task.
Download an App
To download any app, simply go to the Apple store and search for the app you want. Once you have found it, simply download it and use it when you need it.
How To Delete Apps on a Mac
To delete an app, simply go into your finder and click on applications. This will bring up all the apps you have your computer. Simply use the two-finger tap to bring up a menu to delete the app, and it's deleted. Simple.
Things You Have Learned
So in this post, we have learned several things.
We have learned how to turn on our MacBook Pro. Also, you learned how to use some tips and tricks specifically for beginners new to Apple products. Lastly, we've learned some of the MacBook Pro's advantages over PCs, such as being a user-friendly option for students and film and photography users.
In short, we've helped you become the best MacBook Pro or MacBook Air user you can be as a beginner. Mac computers help you feel comfortable about making a purchase that holds its value, is safe against computer viruses, and is a user-friendly option for users who need to download and delete apps often.
Add that to how compatible MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs are to other Apple products and it's clear to see your next laptop should be a MacBook.
This concludes our class on how to use a MacBook Pro for beginners. Now get out there and put some of these lessons to good use. You'll be glad you did!
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