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Question: If I inherit a mac laptop, can i use my apple id for software updates or do i need to use the orginal apple id?

If I inherit a mac laptop, can i use my apple id for software updates or do i need to use the orginal apple id?

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If the previous owner's Apple ID is still tied to the machine, follow the steps here (which the previous owner should have done):

What to do before you sell or give away your Mac - Apple Support

Unless you do this you will be tied to his Apple ID and need it for updates and any purchases from the AppStore.

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Nov 11, 2017 6:00 AM in response to Lenmat In response to Lenmat

If the previous owner's Apple ID is still tied to the machine, follow the steps here (which the previous owner should have done):

What to do before you sell or give away your Mac - Apple Support

Unless you do this you will be tied to his Apple ID and need it for updates and any purchases from the AppStore.

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