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Before selling or passing on the Apple MacBook Pro, you should consider a few things and not only disconnect user accounts, empty the memory and reinstall macOS, but also delete the data on the Touch Bar. According to Apple, there are a total of 7 steps that you should follow if you want to sell or give away your Mac. I would like to go into detail here on deleting the Touch Bar.
If you want to sell your Mac, iMac or MacBook as used goods or pass it on to family / friends, then you should reset the device beforehand. Apple has one for this Instructions published, which also describes the procedure for the MacBook Pro. Here is a summary of the individual steps:
Steps 5 and 6 were only added as intermediate steps in mid-October 2017. Unpairing Bluetooth devices is not mandatory, but a good step in handing over / selling your Mac as tidily as possible. The separate deletion of the Touch Bar on the Apple MacBook Pro is necessary because some private settings and especially the Touch ID (mathematical equivalent of your fingerprint) are saved separately - keyword: Secure Enclave.
So it is very important to follow the steps outlined above to decouple user accounts and delete personal data. To delete the Touch Bar of the MacBook Pro, proceed as follows:
I have linked the official Apple support pages to you here in the post. So if you have any further questions about how to proceed, you can click there. If you have any other questions or need help getting your Mac ready for sale or distribution, either write a comment on this page or use it the contact form.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.