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New iMac 24-inch setup guide

How to setup your new iMac 24-inch computer in simple steps.

  • Have you just purchased a new iMac 24-inch computer from the Apple Store or from Currys PC World or from John Lewis Apple Store?
  • Do you need to know how to setup your new iMac 24 inch computer?

Read our free guide on how to setup your new iMac 24-inch computer, in easy-to-follow steps.

Unboxing your new iMac 24-inch computer.

  1. Remove the iMac computer from the outer box, try to keep this box in good condition.
  2. inspect the iMac white box for any damage and make sure its new a sealed.
  3. Report any problems if any to your supplied or to Apple if any damage is found.
  4. Make sure that you have ordered enough storage SSD capacity before you open the new iMac box.
  5. Carefully remove the tape from the iMac box, this is best done on a table or on a soft carpet.
  6. The iMac 24-inch white box has two pull down flaps to make the unboxing easy.
  7. Carefully lift the iMac from the Apple white box, and start to remove the accessories from the iMac white box.
  8. Remove the iMac Trackpad • iMac wireless mouse • iMac mains cable from the iMac white box.
  9. Keep the iMac white box, carefully pack the iMac white box into the outer box.
  10. Keep the iMac packaging just in case you need to ship the iMac computer.

Setting up your new iMac 24-inch computer.

Decide how you want to setup your new iMac 24-inch computer, the best way to setup a new Apple Mac computer is to download your data from the Apple iCloud and to install any additional third-party software applications.

If you have been using the Apple iCloud on your existing Apple Mac computer, the Apple iCloud setup is one of the best ways to setup your new Apple Mac computer

How to copy data from an existing Apple Mac computer to your new iMac 24-inch computer.

You have the following 3 main options on how to get the data from your existing Apple Mac computer to your new Apple Mac computer.

  • Apple iCloud.
  • Time Machine backup.
  • Mac to Mac via Apple Migration assistant.
  • External storage volume if you only need to copy a few files or folders
  • Microsoft OneDrive or Drobox.

If you only have a limited number of documents the best way is to use a memory stick.

Or simply sign into your Apple ID account for a simple Apple Mac computer setup.

Use Apple iCloud to setup your new Apple iMac 24-inch computer.

If you was using macOS High Sierra or later macOS on your existing Apple Mac computer.

And you have all of your data stored on the Apple iCloud.

Then simply sign into your Apple ID iCloud account to copy your data from your existing Apple Mac computer to your new Apple iMac 24-inch computer.

Use Apple Time Machine to setup your new Apple iMac 24-inch computer.

If you made a Apple Time Machine backup of your existing or old Apple Mac computer, and you have have a lot of data to transfer, you can connect your Apple Time Machine backup storage volume to your new iMac computer, you might need a USB C to USB A adaptor or cable if your Apple Time Machine backup storage volume is a USB A port connection.

The best way to use Apple Time Machine backup to transfer the data from your existing Apple Mac computer to a new iMac 24-inch computer, is to choose the option to transfer the data to your new Apple Mac computer when you are given the option on the new iMac computer setup screen.

You can choose which user accounts and what data and applications to transfer when using Apple Time Machine to copy your data.

The Apple Time Machine backup can work out which applications to transfer.

As new Apple Mac computers come pre-installed with Apple Mac Safari • Apple Mac Mail.

Apple Calendars • Apple Contacts • Photos for Mac • Apple Preview.

Apple Pages, Numbers, Keynote can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.

If you have already setup your Apple Mac computer, you can still transfer data from your Apple Time Machine backup storage volume to a new Apple Mac computer.

Mac to Mac data transfer using the Apple migration assistant.

You can also use the Apple migration assistant tool which is pre-installed on your new Apple iMac 24-inch computer to transfer your data over a wifi wireless network connection or over ethernet connection if you have ordered the Apple iMac computer with the ethernet port option on the mains connector.

Install Microsoft OneDrive or Drobox client software to get the data from OneDrive or Dropbox onto a new Apple Mac computer.

Or use a USB memory stick with a USB C to USB A adaptor if you have a limited amount of data to transfer and you do not have the data on the Apple iCloud or on Microsoft OneDrive or Drobox.

Did you know that you can now purchase a dual USB A and USB C memory stick, so you can quickly transfer data from a computer with a USB A port to the new iMac 24-inch desktop computer that supports USB C devices.

Keith Thomas provides professional Apple iMac computer help • support and Apple iMac computer training service.

And Apple iMac computer consultancy service to both home users and for companies and for Apple Store UK customers.

We are open from 09:30 am to 20:30 pm, daily, 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday.

Ask one of our Apple iMac computer consultants and Apple iMac computer experts to help you with your new Apple iMac 24-inch computer.

How to get further help for your new Apple iMac 24-inch computer?

Keith Thomas provides a same day and a same hour Apple iMac computer setup and installation service for new Apple iMac computer users, and for Apple Store UK customers that have just purchased a new Apple iMac computer from the Apple Store UK, or from Curry’s PC World, or from John Lewis Apple Store, and need to find a Apple iMac computer specialist that can help you setup and install your new Apple iMac computer.

Our Apple iMac computer setup and installation service is by Apple Mac Remote IT Support service. We also provide Apple iMac computer training, and Apple iMac computer consultancy service.

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