Here is how you can add fingerprints to your MacBook Pro


Touch ID is one of the most innovative technologies we have ever seen in recent years. It is basically a form of biometric security that offers you more convenient way to unlock your phone than entering a passcode or password. Touch ID was first introduced back in 2013 alongside the iPhone 5s and it has quickly become the must-have feature on Apple’s future iPhone models.


This year, Cupertino-based company finally brings its biometric security functionality to its Mac, leaving some familiarity and also several new things to cover. Touch ID for Mac allows you to unlock your Mac, make purchases using your Apple ID and Apple Pay.

Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro lets you add up to five fingerprints, with a maximum of three fingerprints per user account. In this guide, we will run you through the steps to add fingerprints to Touch ID on your Mac. Before we begin, note that the ability to add new fingerprints is now limited to the recently introduced MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar, so make sure that you are now using the new MacBook Pro 2016.

Steps to add fingerprints to Touch ID on your new MacBook Pro

Step one: First off, you need to head to the Apple icon and select System Preferences. Once you are in, all you need to do is to select “Touch ID” from the options

Step two: Once you are done, you are now supposed to choose “Add a Fingerprint” to proceed. After that, all you have to do is to rest your finger on the Touch ID sensor, follow the on-screen instructions and tap a few times to proceed

Step three: Keeping doing that until the fingerprint sensor says “Touch ID is ready”. After that, you need to click Done to add that fingerprint to your new MacBook Pro

Step four: You can repeat the above process to add a new fingerprint.

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