What gets carried over in a new (from old) Mac install?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NJRonbo, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I have the current 2013 Retina Macbook Pro.

    Planning to buy the upcoming 2016 Macbook Pro.

    In the interim, I am going to buy a Macbook next week. Just something with a small footprint that I can travel with. I don't expect the new Macbook Pro will be as thin.

    I don't want to port anything over from my current MBP into the Macbook.

    I do want my keychain, with all my passwords, ported over.

    With a fresh install, logged into my current iCloud account, will all my personal Safari bookmarks and keychain passwords be ported over to the new device without having to do a cabled transfer?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    That's the way it's supposed to work if you select Safari and Keychain in iCloud's sync settings.
     
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Make sure you transfer iTunes music and pictures. Don't transfer older software because it might not run in the new Mac.
     

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