Here is how to try the new the MacBook Pro Touch Bar on any Mac and iPad

Last month, Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro with some enhancements and changes. The highlight of this year’s MacBook Pro lies in its striped OLED display on the top of the keyboard that replaces the function row and Apple calls it the Touch Bar. This may not be revolutionary, but it is really something big from Apple this year.


If you want to try the new Touch Bar, chances that you need to speed 1799 USD getting a new MacBook Pro. However, what if we say that you can try the new Touch Bar on any Mac and on your iPad. Cool, isn’t it?

In this post, we will show you the steps to use the new Touch Bar on any Mac and on your iPad.

Steps to try the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar on any Mac.

Before we begin, make sure that your Mac is running MacOS Sierra 10.12.1. If not, you can go to this link and download the file. Once the download is complete, install it on your device

Step one: Next up, you are now supposed to download Touch Bar Demo app. Once the download is complete, it will show up as an app file. All you have to drag it into the Applications folder on your Mac

Step two: Launch the app on your Mac. Note that as this is a third-party developer, so ensure that your Mac allows you to install the app. If not, all you have to do is to head to the System Preferences, select Security & Privacy section and allow the app to be installed anywhere

Step three: Once you are done, the app will show up in the Menu Bar on your Mac. To access the Touch Bar, you need to press the fn key. Once the Touch Bar is open, you will see contextual and app aware shortcuts/controls.

Steps to try the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar on your iPad

Step one: First and foremost, you need to download the TouchBarClient.ipa file. Once you are done, download and install Cydia Impactor on your device

Step two: All you have to do now is to open the Impactor and connect your iPad. You will see your iPad name in the list

Step three: Once you are done, drag in the file you have downloaded in the step one on top of the section dubbed SuperSU. After that, enter your Apple ID information and the app is now ready to launch. Make sure that you have checked the Allow iOS Touch Bar Clients option from the menu bar.

Note that: the above-mentioned method is aimed at users who don’t see themselves using the Touch Bar for a long time.

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