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Tips and Tricks for Mac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or iMac | Digital Trends Spanish


Do you want to know how to get the most out of your Apple computer? Or maybe you’ve run into a problem and aren’t sure how to fix it. Regardless, our guide to the best tips and tricks for Mac is here to help you.

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If you want to learn how to use MacOS and take your knowledge to the next level, we have grouped everything you need into categories, helping you discover more secret tips and useful tutorials. You’ll be a Mac expert in no time.

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Great features on your Mac

Apple has built many great features into its Macs over the years. These are features you won’t get on any other computer, from the ease and convenience of Apple Pay to the productivity power of Focus and Split View mode.

Some of these features are exclusive to MacOS Monterey, the latest version of MacOS, so be sure to download and install it first. If you don’t know how to do it, here we help you to do it step by step.

How to use Focus mode in MacOS Monterey

Tired of being distracted? Apple’s Focus mode lets you set customizable rules that block annoying apps and let others know you’re busy. It’s perfect for staying focused, no matter what you’re doing. Here’s how to use Focus mode in MacOS Monterey.

How to use your iPad as a second monitor for your Mac

Why buy a Wacom tablet or sketchpad separately if you already have an iPad? After all, Apple’s Sidecar feature lets you use an iPad as a second screen or drawing tablet for your Mac. It’s a breeze, too. Here’s how to use your iPad as a second monitor for your Mac.

How to use Siri on a Mac

Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, has improved every year since its inception. Now, it is an excellent helper for everything you want to do, with many uses for different situations. Here’s how to use Siri on a Mac.

How to use Apple Pay

If you carry your cell phone everywhere, it makes sense to use it to pay for purchases, right? That’s exactly what Apple Pay allows, giving you a secure way to pay with your phone. Here’s how to use Apple Pay.

How to use Split View

Multitasking is made much easier with Split View, which gives you simple window management tools to display your applications however you want. Here we explain how to use Split View.

Personalization and adjustments

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Making your Mac the right one for you is key to using it efficiently. Once you have followed the tips below, you can modify and adjust it to your liking. Afterwards, you won’t have to deal with annoying settings that don’t work the way they should, which means there will be fewer obstacles in your way.

How to change your username

If you don’t like the username you created when you first set up your Mac, just change it. A few clicks and you can customize it however you want. Here we indicate you how to change your username.

How to turn off notifications

There is no doubt that notifications can be annoying, especially if they are constantly activated. Control the chaos with our handy guide. Here’s how to disable notifications.

How to allow pop-ups

There are times when you want to see a pop-up window when browsing the web. If your Mac blocks them automatically, we’ll show you how to enable them one more time. Here’s how to allow pop-ups.

How to install fonts

Fonts are a key way to personalize your Mac and can be useful for all kinds of projects. Fortunately, installing them is simple and straightforward. Here we explain how to install fonts.

How to disable the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro Touch Bar has many uses, but sometimes, due to its position, it can be accidentally pressed. That can be annoying if you start processes that you don’t want to run. Here’s how to disable the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro.

Documents and applications

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Applications are the heart of any Mac, so it is important to learn how to use some of the ones that come with your Apple computer. The same goes for documents – every Mac has some useful tricks that can make document creation and management easier.

Please note that some of the following features only work on MacOS Monterey or later, so be sure to download and install MacOS Monterey before you begin. Here we tell you how to do it.

How to use Reminders to stay on track

Are you forgetful? Help is available in the form of Apple’s Reminders app, which is packed with features to help you remember the important things in your life. Here’s how to use Reminders to stay on track.

How to print a PDF

There are many times when you might want to print a PDF on your Mac, but what if it’s not immediately obvious how to do it? Just follow our guide and you are good to go. Here’s how to print a PDF.

Utilities

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Having a computer sometimes means getting into the essentials, like backing up your files and uninstalling applications.

Macs are no different, and there are many useful tools in them, such as those that allow you to zoom anywhere on the screen or take a screenshot of any application or section of the screen. Here’s how to make good use of all of them.

How to back up your Mac

Nobody wants to lose their valuable data, but that can happen if you don’t back it up. However, it doesn’t have to be complicated, and backing up your Mac can be a lot simpler than you think. Here we indicate you how to back up your Mac.

How to forget a network

Network problems exist and can be more frequent than we want, making it frustrating not being able to connect to a network. Sometimes making your Mac forget about a troublesome network can be the solution. Here we show you how to forget a network.

How to delete a user

If you have user profiles on your Mac that you no longer use, you don’t need to mess up your computer any more than necessary. Here’s how to delete a user.

How to take a screenshot

On a Mac, you can take a screenshot that is automatically saved to a location of your choice. It’s really fast, simple, and has a lot of daily uses. Here’s how to take a screenshot.

How to password protect a folder

Sometimes you may want to keep the contents of a folder safe from prying eyes. To keep your information under lock and key, you can password protect it. Here’s how to password protect a folder.

How to right click

It may sound strange, but some Mac mice and trackpads lack a right-click button. But don’t worry, there are other ways to get the same functionality, even if you don’t have this button. Here’s how to right-click.

Multiplatform: connect and share with your devices

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One of the best things about owning a Mac is the interconnected ecosystem that comes with it. If you own other Apple devices, they will all work well with your computer, allowing you to do things that no other system can do. Here are our favorites.

How to access iCloud My Photo Stream from your Mac

If you use iCloud and have iCloud Photo Stream enabled, all the photos you take on your iPhone will be synced to your Mac. It’s a great way to keep your photo collection up to date wherever you are. Here we indicate you how to access iCloud My Photo Stream from your Mac.

How to share an external hard drive between Mac and Windows

MacOS and Windows are two very different systems, but they can work together. That’s true if you want to use an external hard drive with both operating systems, but you’ll need to make sure you follow a few key steps first. Here’s how to share an external hard drive between Mac and Windows.

How to Share Your Apple Music Library on Mac, iOS, and More

Do you want to share your Apple Music library with other people? It’s easy to do with Apple’s Home Sharing feature. Here’s how to share your Apple Music library on Mac, iOS, and more.

MacOS installation and troubleshooting

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Every once in a while, everyone has to troubleshoot their computer, and Macs aren’t immune. But do not worry; Help is available in the form of tutorials and guides, which will walk you through everything you need to do to get your Mac working again.

How to install MacOS Monterey

Apple’s latest Mac operating system is called MacOS Monterey and it comes packed with a host of new features and tools. If you want to download it, there are a few steps you need to follow. Here is explained how to upgrade to macOS Monterey.

How to prevent your Mac from freezing

Every now and then your Mac is likely to freeze. However, it doesn’t have to keep happening, and you can fix it by taking action in different ways. Here’s how to prevent your Mac from freezing.

How to speed up your Mac

Nobody likes a slow computer. But just because your Mac has lost its power doesn’t mean you should get rid of it. A few tweaks here and there can make a real difference. Here’s how to speed up your Mac.

How to free up space on your Mac

It’s difficult to upgrade your Mac’s storage space after purchase, so if you’re running out of space, you’ll want to know how to free up as much space as possible. Here’s how to free up space on your Mac.

How to fix problems with your Mac’s Wi-Fi connection

Fixing your Wi-Fi connection can be tricky business, but there are things you can do to increase your chances of success. We’ve gathered our best tips into a single guide to help you. Here’s how to troubleshoot your Mac’s Wi-Fi connection.

How to fix audio problems on MacOS

Tired of your Mac audio causing problems? Don’t worry, we have some top suggestions no matter what is going wrong. Here we explain how to fix audio problems on MacOS.

How to restore a Mac to its factory settings

Restoring factory settings means putting everything back the way it was when you first bought your Mac – how it was when it left the factory, in other words. If you’re having trouble fixing recurring problems, this may be a good solution. Here’s how to restore a Mac to its factory settings.

Common MacBook Air Problems and How to Fix Them

The MacBook Air is an incredibly popular laptop, but that doesn’t make it immune to trouble. If you are suffering, do not worry, there is help at hand. Here are some common MacBook Air problems and how to fix them.

Common MacBook Problems and How to Fix Them

MacBook Pro or MacBook Air: Both Apple laptop models can be affected by issues. These are the most common and how to correct them. Here are the most common MacBook problems and how to fix them.

How to reset the PRAM and SMC of your Mac

All modern Macs use Parameter Random Access Memory (PRAM) and a System Management Controller (SMC). These can occasionally cause problems with your Mac, and giving them a quick update can help resolve otherwise intractable problems. Here’s how to reset the PRAM and SMC on your Mac.

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