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Mac to Mac migration


migrate from an old Mac to a new one
If you are migrating your data to a new Mac, you have been through this simple process before to know that it is the easiest data migration you can do. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Begin by creating a backup as usual. If something goes wrong with the migration, you will want to have the option to migrate a clean backup to your new Mac.

Sign out of iTunes, iCloud, and iMessage.

Take a moment to install all needed software updates to both Macs.

If your old Mac does not yet have a name, type a name in via System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name.

Plug in any laptops to AC power at this time in case this process takes longer than expected.

Make sure both Mac devices are connected to the same WiFi network or physically tethered via USB cable.

Follow the onscreen instructions for the Setup Assistant.

Migrate your data

On the older Mac, open Utilities > Migration Assistant.

Select your old system, then click Continue.

If you see a security code, be sure it's the same code on both Macs. If you're good, click Continue on the older Mac.

Deselect any files and/or accounts you are not migrating. Click Continue. Migration Assistant will handle all the file transfers for you.

When it is done, sign in on your new Mac. Log into your user account on your new Mac, choosing a strong password if you are prompted to change it. You will also need to authorize your new Mac with iTunes.

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