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

    Jan 10, 2007
    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 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    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

    Jan 10, 2007
  4. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    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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