Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) User Manual

Hello, Quick start guide

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Let’s get started

When you start your MacBook Pro for the first time, Setup Assistant launches

to get you going. Follow a few simple steps to connect to your Wi-Fi network,

transfer your stuff from another Mac or a PC, create a user account for your

Mac, and log in with your Apple ID.

Your Apple ID lets you download apps from the App Store, shop the iTunes

Store and the Apple Online Store, access iCloud, and communicate using

FaceTime. If you don’t have an Apple ID, creating one is easy and free.

Multi-Touch gestures

Many functions on your MacBook Pro can be performed using simple

gestures on the trackpad. Here are some of the most popular Multi-Touch

gestures for the Mac.

Get to know your desktop

Welcome to your new home base. The desktop contains the Dock, where

icons of your frequently used apps appear. To customize your desktop and

other settings on your Mac, click the System Preferences icon in the Dock.

To access your files and folders, click the Finder icon. To check the status of

your wireless Internet connection, click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar.

Your Mac automatically connects to the network you chose during setup.



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Press down anywhere on the trackpad
to click. Or, with Tap to Click enabled,
simply tap the surface.

Secondary click (right click)
Click with two fingers to open shortcut
menus. Or, with Tap to Click enabled, tap
two fingers anywhere.

Swipe to navigate
Swipe with two fingers to flip through
web pages, documents, and more.

Double click
Press down two times anywhere on the
trackpad. Or, with Tap to Click enabled,
double-tap the surface.

Two-finger scroll
Brush two fingers along the trackpad
to scroll in any direction—up, down,
or sideways.

Smart zoom
Double-tap the trackpad with two
fingers to quickly magnify a web page.

Pinch to zoom
Zoom in and out of photos and web
pages more precisely by pinching your
thumb and finger.

Switch between full-screen apps
Swipe with three fingers to move
from one full-screen app to another.

View Launchpad
Pinch with four fingers to view
all your apps in Launchpad.

Turn your thumb and finger clockwise
or counterclockwise to rotate an image.

View Mission Control
Swipe up with three fingers to see
every open window on your Mac.

Learn more
Choose System Preferences from the
Apple menu and click Trackpad to learn
more about gestures.


iCloud stores your music, photos, mail, and more and wirelessly pushes

them to your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and even your PC. All without

docking or syncing. So when you buy a song on one device, it’s automatically

downloaded to all your others. And with Photo Stream, your latest photos

appear everywhere you want to see them. To customize your iCloud settings,

open the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then click iCloud. Sign

in with your Apple ID and choose the iCloud features you want to enable

or disable.


Read this document and the safety information in the Important Product

Information Guide carefully before you first use your computer.

Learn more

You can find more information, watch demos, and learn even more about

MacBook Pro features at



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.

Mac OS X Utilities

If you have a problem with your Mac, Mac OS X Utilities can help you

repair your computer’s drive, restore your software and data from a

Time Machine backup, or erase your hard drive and reinstall OS X Lion

and Apple applications. You can also use Safari to get online help. If your

Mac detects a problem, it opens Mac OS X Utilities automatically. Or you

can open it manually by restarting your computer while holding down

the Command and R keys.


Your MacBook Pro 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

for technical support on MacBook Pro. Or call


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Quick Start Guide

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 a PC. The first time you start your

new Mac, it will walk you through the transfer process. All you have to do

is follow the onscreen instructions.

Welcome to your new MacBook Pro. We’d like to show you around.

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Audio in/out

SDXC slot


FireWire 800



FaceTime HD camera