How to find your lost MacBook

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Losing your laptop can be scary and incredibly stressful, especially considering the amount of money you spend when purchasing them and the important information you keep stored on them. That's why we're showing you how to locate your laptop should it ever get lost or stolen.

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How to find your lost MacBook

Here's what to do if you misplace your MacBook. (Apple)

Before your Macbook goes missing, be sure to set up the Find My feature by following these easy steps:

Turn on your Location Services

  • Go to System Settings
  • Select Security & Privacy
  • Go to the Privacy tab and select Location Services
  • Turn on Location Services and Find My in the list of apps.

Set Up Find My on Mac

  • Go to System Settings
  • Click your name at the top of the sidebar. If your name is not there, click Sign in with your Apple ID
  • Click iCloud
  • Click Find My Mac and turn it on
  • When asked to allow Find My Mac to use the location of your Mac, click Allow
  • Click Done.

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How to use Find My

  • Open Find My by going to another device and selecting the Devices tab, or by signing in to iCloud.com/find and selecting All Devices
Use the Find My app to locate your MacBook.

Use the Find My app to locate your MacBook. (Apple)

  • Select your Mac to view its location on a map
  • If your Mac is nearby, you can have it play a sound for you to hear so that you can locate it
  • If your Mac is not nearby, you can remotely lock your Mac with a passcode to prevent unauthorized access by going to Mark As Lost and selecting Activate, or by selecting Lock on iCloud.com.

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