How to Use Switch Control with Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

How do you use Switch Control with Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro? It's quite simple, mate! Jump over to find out how it's done:


Using Switch Control, you can use an adaptive device like a switch or joystick to comfortably interact with items on the screen, enter text and control your Mac. Well, if you have Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro, you can use this Accessibility feature more conveniently. For instance, using Switch Control with Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro, you will be able to display Touch Bar on your notebook screen.

The obvious advantage of this feature is that it allows you to access Touch Bar elements with standard pointer controls. More after the jump:

How to Use Switch Control with Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

How to Use Switch Control with Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Once you have enabled Switch Control, using it with Touch Bar is a pretty straightforward task.

Step #1. To start off, click on Apple menu at the top left corner.

Step #2. Now, you need to click on System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in macOS High Sierra

Step #3. Next, click on Accessibility.

Click on Accessibility in MacBook Pro System Preferences

Step #4. Next up, click on Switch Control.

Click on Switch Control in MacBook Pro System Preferences

Step #5. Now, you have to click General and Click on Check Box next to Enable Switch Control.

Click on Enable Switch Control in Mac System Preferences

Step #6. Click on Use Password and enter your MacBook Pro system Password.

Click on Use Password in MacBook Pro System PreferencesEnter System Password and Click on Unlock in MacBook Pro

Now, the Switch Control Home Panel will appear on your desktop.

Switch Control Home Panel on MacBook Pro

Step #7. Next, you can toggle Touch Bar: In the Switch Control Home Panel, click System.

Click on Sytem in Switch Control on MacBook Pro

Step #8. Click Toggle Touch Bar to show or hide Touch Bar.

Toggle Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

How to Use Accessibility Options to Turn on Other Features

macOS has an Accessibility Options window that lets you quickly turn on or off common accessibility features including Zoom, VoiceOver, Sticky Keys, etc. To bring up this window on your MacBook Pro, you need to triple-press the Touch ID button.

That’s it!

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Accessibility is a significant macOS feature that enables differently-abled people to use their device comfortably. It ensures everyone is able to use their device without any inconvenience. Let us know your feedback about it in the comments below.

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