Set up Touch ID
About four years ago, Apple started implementing Touch ID on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. If you’ve got yourself a fairly recent MacBook, you probably have a button on the top right corner that looks like it’s made out of glass. That’s the Touch ID which also works as a Power button.
Having Touch ID enabled not only helps you unlock your MacBook faster, but you can also use your fingerprint to do things like using Apple Pay, autofill your passwords, and download and delete apps from your Mac.
Just like Siri, you’ll be asked to set up Touch ID right from the start. However, you can add more fingers, delete current fingers, change their name, and even choose what you want to use Touch ID for. Here’s how you do it.
- Click on the Apple Menu on the top left corner.
- Go to System Preferences.
- Click Touch ID.
- To change the name of a fingerprint, click on the name of the finger. By default, it’s called Finger 1, Finger 2, and so on.
- To add a fingerprint, click on Add Fingerprint. You may be asked to enter your password. Follow the instructions to add a new fingerprint. Note that you can only add up to three fingerprints.
You can also choose what you want to use Touch ID for by enabling or disabling the options on the list at the bottom of the Touch ID window.