It’s time to move on and end your relationship with your current Mac. You had good times together; you’ll always have memories of the best moments you shared. But there’s a better Mac now, it may be faster, have a better display, or be lighter and more portable. While break-ups are always tough, it’s good to make this one as smooth as possible.
Your Mac contains a lot of personal information, and is connected to a number of Apple accounts. When you plan to dispose of your Mac — whether you sell it, give it away, or send it for recycling — there are a number of things you should do to make sure your data and your accounts remain secure. There are also a few steps you need to take to remove that Mac from Apple’s accounts.
In this article, I go over the 8 steps you should take before getting rid of a Mac.
Read the rest of the article on the Mac Security Blog.