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For new Mac owners, or anyone wanting to learn more about later macOS versions/features, here is a listing of Apple's Mac Basics How-To articles, Specs, FAQs and Tips for Mac and OS X Users. (iOS info also added.) Includes guides to troubleshooting problems, backups, restoring, reinstalling OS X, and more.

This page also has links to Apple FAQs and Guides on HDMI, Audio, AirPlay, iTunes, Apple TV, CD/DVD sharing, USB, Apple Display Adapters, Mini DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, USB, Firewire, Tips for iOS/iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users and a list of AirPort Utility and Firmware Updates for Apple Base Stations and Time Capsules. (Also tips/guides on using Boot Camp to run Windows on a Mac.)

Plus important tips on what to do with your personal files/data before selling or donating your Mac or iPhone/iPad, and what to do if your Apple product is lost or stolen (and beforehand).

(Note: If you get a 'file not found' (404) on a link, try again later as article may be in process of being updated. It may also be removed. Apple's CDN network has been frustrating at times, including access denied errors. Some articles have been archived but may still be useful for users of previous OS X versions.)


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    Apple Configurator 2 for Mac
  • What's new in Apple Configurator
    Version 2.15 changes:
    - Allow skipping the App Store pane in Setup Assistant.
    - Support for restoring Mac computers with Apple silicon to macOS Monterey.
    - Bug fixes and performance improvements.

    Version 2.14 changes:
    - New restrictions for Unpaired External Boot to Recovery and Unlock with Apple Watch.

    Version 2.13.3 changes:
    - Support for macOS Big Sur.
    - Support for restoring macOS on Mac computers with Apple silicon.
    - Web Clip: Configure Ignore Manifest Scope & Target Application Bundle Identifier.
    - Bug fixes and performance improvements.
    (Version 2.12.1 added support for restoring firmware on a 2019 Mac Pro & iOS VPN features.)

  • If your tags, organizations, or Blueprints are missing in Apple Configurator
    - A bug in Configurator 2.11 was fixed in later versions (2.11.1 and later).

  • Requirements for Apple Configurator 2
    To use Apple Configurator 2.15, you must have a Mac with macOS 10.15.6 or later.
    Apple Configurator 2 supports the following devices:



























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Apple Service and Repair Costs

What to Do Before Sending your Mac or iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch in for Repair

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