The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are changing a lot of things we have grown accustomed to in macOS. In this case, you cannot use the lock screen keyboard shortcuts to enable the lock screen ability on the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot lock your Mac screen.
If you now have the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, there is a much faster way you can enable lock screen. Normally, you can use the keystroke Control + Shift + Power to lock a Mac screen. Once you do that, your Mac screen will turn dark and then require you to enter a password before your computer can be accessed again. However, on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, the process is different. Don’t worry because we are here to help.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to enable the lock screen on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
Steps to enable the lock screen on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Step one: First off, you need to head to the Apple menu then select System Preferences and select Keyboard
Step two: Next up, from the Keyboard window, navigate to the bottom and click Customize Control Strip
Step three: You now need to drag the Screen Lock button into the touch bar screen at the top and then hit Done button to proceed
Step four: Exit out of Keyboard preferences. After that, you should see the Screen Lock button on the Touch Bar
Step five: To lock your Mac’s screen, you simply need to tap on the Screen Lock button.
That’s all you need to do to enable the Screen Lock button on your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
Note: Make sure that you have already enabled password protection on your Mac before proceeding.
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Every time I try this, I come back to my Mac at it has logged out completely. 2016 MBP.