Welcome to your new MacBook Air. We’d like to show you around.
Let’s get started
When you start your MacBook Air for the ﬁrst time, Setup Assistant will help
you get going. Just follow
Let’s get moving
It’s easy to move ﬁles like documents, email, photos, music, and movies
to your new Mac from another Mac or
You can do lot of things on your MacBook Air using simple gestures
on the trackpad. Here are some of the most popular ones.
Get to know your desktop
The desktop is where you can ﬁnd everything and do anything on your Mac.
The Dock at the bottom of the screen is a handy place to keep the apps you
iCloud stores your music, photos, documents, calendars, and more. And
it wirelessly pushes them to your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and even
An important note
Please read this document and the safety information in the Important
Product Information Guide carefully before you ﬁrst use your computer.
few simple steps to quickly connect to your Wi-Fi
PC. The ﬁrst time you start your
network, transfer your stuﬀ from another Mac or
account for your Mac.
PC, and create
new Mac, it will walk you through the process step by step. All you have
to do is follow the onscreen instructions.
use most. It’s also where you can open System Preferences, which lets you
customize your desktop and other settings on your Mac. Click the Finder
icon to quickly get to all your ﬁles and folders.
your PC. All without docking or syncing. So when you buy a song on one
device, it’s instantly available on all your other devices. When you adjust
your calendar, all your devices stay up to date. And with Photo Stream,
your latest photos appear everywhere you want to see them, automatically.
To customize your iCloud settings, open the Apple menu, select System
Preferences, and click iCloud. Then sign in with your Apple ID and choose
the iCloud features you want to use.
You can ﬁnd more information, watch demos, and learn even more about
MacBook Air features at www.apple.com/macbookair.
You’ll also be able to log in with your Apple ID. This will allow you to shop
the App Store, iTunes Store, and Apple Online Store. It will let you keep in
touch using Messages and FaceTime. And it will let you access iCloud, which
is automatically set up on your Mac in apps like Mail, Contacts, and Calendar.
If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one in Setup Assistant.
The menu bar at the top has lots of useful information about your Mac.
To check the status of your wireless Internet connection, click the Wi-Fi icon.
Your Mac automatically connects to the network you chose during setup.
You can often ﬁnd answers to your questions, as well as instructions
and troubleshooting information, in Help Center. Click the Finder icon,
click Help in the menu bar, and choose Help Center.
Pinch to zoom
Turn your thumb and ﬁnger clockwise
or counterclockwise to rotate an image.
Press down anywhere on the trackpad
to click. Or, with Tap to Click enabled,
simply tap the surface.
Press down two times anywhere on the
trackpad. Or, with Tap to Click enabled,
double-tap the surface.
Zoom in and out of photos and web
pages more precisely by pinching your
thumb and ﬁnger.
If you have
your computer’s ﬂash storage, restore your software and data from
Time Machine backup, or erase your ﬂash storage and reinstall OS
problem with your Mac, OS
Utilities can help you repair
FaceTime HD camera
can open it manually by restarting your computer while holding down
the Command and
Secondary click (right click)
Switch between full-screen apps
Swipe with three ﬁngers to move
from one full-screen app to another.
View Mission Control
Swipe up with three ﬁngers to see
every open window on your Mac.
Click with two ﬁngers to open shortcut
menus. Or, with Tap to Click enabled, tap
two ﬁngers anywhere.
Brush two ﬁngers along the trackpad
to scroll in any direction—up, down,
Your MacBook Air comes with 90 days of technical support and one year
of hardware repair warranty coverage at an Apple Retail Store or an Apple
Authorized Service Provider. Visit www.apple.com/support/macbookair
for MacBook Air technical support. Or call 1-800-275-2273. In Canada,
Swipe to navigate
Quick Start Guide
Swipe with two ﬁngers to ﬂip through
web pages, documents, and more.
Double-tap the trackpad with two
Pinch with four ﬁngers to view
all your apps in Launchpad.
Choose System Preferences from the
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