How to transfer all data from old Mac to new

Many people know that macOS is such a great tool for data migration as a “migration Assistant”. The utility allows two accounts to “move” from your old Mac to the new one. No third-party apps and no problems – everything as simple, fast and intuitive. But let’s look at the data migration process in more detail.

It is worth noting that this method of information transfer will not cause difficulties even for novice users.

  • The first thing you need to make sure that both computers are connected to the power source.
  • Next is to check the version of operating systems: both Mac must be running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or newer OS versions.

Data transfer via Wi-Fi

This is possible if both Mac are using OS X Mavericks and newer. Both computers must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Data transfer via cable

It is necessary to directly connect the old Mac to the new via FireWire, Thunderbolt or USB Type-C.

So, how to transfer data from an old Mac to a new one?

Consider the process step by step:

On the new Mac:

  • Run the utility “migration Assistant”. Select “Continue”. Note that all applications will be automatically completed;
  • In which way data transfer, select “transfer from your Mac from a Time Machine backup or startup disk”;
  • We confirm our intentions with the “Continue”button.

On the old Mac:

  • Run the utility “migration Assistant”. Select “Continue”. Note that all applications will be automatically completed;
  • In which way you transfer the data, select “to another Mac”;
  • We confirm our intentions with the “Continue”button.

On the new Mac need to select the source. Select old computer.

You now need to select the data to be transferred. After that, choose “Continue”.

Immediately after the start of the data migration process. It can take several hours, if the information is significant.

Once the process is complete, you will receive a fully configured system with all files and programs.

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