Tips to enable Screen Lock button on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

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Locking your Mac screen with password protection is undoubtedly one of the smartest things to protect your personal data from prying eyes. However, thanks to the release of the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar support, the process of locking your Mac screen is little bit different. This doesn’t mean that you cannot lock your Mac screen on your new MacBook Pro.


In reality, there is a simple way you can use to lock your Mac screen on a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to activate screen lock on your new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Steps to enable screen lock button on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

The 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models don’t support traditional lock screen keystroke of Control + Shift + Power that can be performed on older MacBook models. Instead, the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar includes the screen lock button that performs the same functionality. Here is how you can enable it.

Step one: First off, you need to head to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences. After that, you simply need to go to Keyboard tab

Step two: Once you are done, choose Customize Control Strip option at the bottom of the Keyboard tab

Step three: Next up, you are now supposed to expand the Touch Bar and drag the Screen Lock button located at the bottom line into the Touch Bar screen

Step four: Once everything is done, you simply need to click on Done and close the Keyboard preferences. You will notice that there is a Screen Lock button on your Mac Touch Bar and you simply need to tap on it to lock your screen.

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