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by on November 13, 2018
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Find My iPhone feature as an app for iOS and an online service for Mac is fantastic because it can help you find the lost Apple products. With the help of the Find My iPhone, you can find your lost Mac system as well. Unfortunately, the feature is not enabled by default, so you need to put efforts and dig into the process in order to enable the feature.

The feature is completely foreign for the those who are new with Apple products. The feature might get tricky, hence here is the guide to properly instruct the steps to enabled and use the Find My iPhone service to find the lost Mac from anywhere. But, you will need the Internet connection for that.

Here is how to use Find My Mac

Enable Find My Mac Feature

  1. Click Apple icon to bring a drop-down menu.
  2. Select System Preferences from the menu.
  3. Click the Security & Privacy tab and select Privacy.
  4. Click the Lock icon from bottom left.
  5. Now, enter the password.
  6. Go to Location Services and click the checkbox for Enable Location Services.
  7. Now, go back to System Preferences box and click the iCloud tab.
  8. Click the Find My Mac checkbox. But before that, you must ensure that the Location Service is enabled.

Locate the Lost Mac System

As you have enabled the Find My Mac feature in your system, you can have the trail to locate the lost Mac system. So lets the process to find the lost Mac system.

  1. Open the web browser visit the icloud.com.
  2. Enter the Apple ID login credentials and sign into your Apple account.
  3. Now, proceed to click Find iPhone tab from the given options.
  4. Click All Devices from the top and select Mac from the list of devices.
  5. Now, you will be able to see your Mac on the Map with its exact location.
  6. In some cases, the users are not able to find the lost Mac system on maps. If you are also one of these users, then don’t bother and click the “Notify me when found” checkbox.
  7. When the whole setup finds the location of your Mac, then you will be notified about that.

Play  Sound and Lock the Device When it is Misplaced

  1. Visit the icloud.com and sign into your Apple ID.
  2. Click the Find iPhone tab and click All Devices.
  3. Select Mac from the list and proceed to click the Play Sound check box.
  4. Click the Lock option just right next to Play Sound.
  5. Click to Lock again and enter a four-digit security password.
  6. Click to confirm and select Lock. Do not forget the password because you will require to unlock the device.

Erase Entire Data

  1. Visit the icloud.com and sign into your Apple ID.
  2. Open Find iPhone and click the All Devices from the top of the window.
  3. Select the Mac system from the list of devices.
  4. Click Erase Mac and proceed to confirm.

Find My iPhone App

You can also use the app of Find My iPhone to locate your lost Mac system.

  1. Launch Find My iPhone in your iOS device.
  2. Log into with your Apple ID.
  3. You will see all the devices, but select Mac from the list.
  4. The Mac will appear on the Map with the exact location.
  5. Here in the app, you can also tap the Play Sound, Lock and Erase Mac.

Remember, whenever you are using the Find My iPhone app to locate your lost Mac, you must ensure that the service enabled is Mac. But if it is disabled, don’t worry you still can find your lost Mac. Find My iPhone is not only capable of finding your Mac, but it is also capable of finding the AirPods, iPhone, iPad, etc.

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Source:-https://activate-macfee.com/how-to-use-find-my-mac-app/

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