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The Apple application that help to locate your Mac.

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Can you figure out if your friend is sharing their location from their iPhone or MacBook?

Can you figure if your friend is sharing their location from their iPhone or MacBook ?
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Can’t unlock MacBook Air with PIN from Find my iPhone [duplicate]

I locked my MacBook Air through Find My iPhone app because I thought I had lost it. One day later I found it. I tried to unlock it with the PIN I had set and apparently I remembered the PIN wrong. I ...
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Find my Mac not working due to Recovery Partition required error

I restored my OS from a local repair center and then I was trying to turn on Find My Mac with iCloud options. But it is showing it cannot be done, and showing message "Recovery partition required" I ...
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How can I track/login to stolen MacBook Pro

My MBP got stolen in January 2017 and is not shown in Find My iPhone but I just found out that it shows up under signed-in devices in iTunes with the serial number and the first name of the new user (...
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Will MacBook still show as Offline in find my iPhone after it's been restored? [duplicate]

I have received so many different answers and I'm hoping to get one from someone who knows about this specific issue. My MacBook Pro was stolen last week, but it is still showing on my devices on ...
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Can my stolen 2016 Macbook pro be wiped out and lose the track of it?

My MacBook Pro got stolen, I have file vault enabled but not the Firmware password, too bad from Apple's part not to enable it by default with account's password or at least to raise awareness about ...
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Is it possible to remotely switch on Find My Mac?

My MacBook was stolen over a month ago. I stupidly hadn’t enabled Find My Mac, so I was unable to track it. I’ve just had a notification saying that the stolen MacBook has logged into my iCloud ...
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Find my mac tracking

Does the "Find My Mac" app automatically notify you every time your Mac is turned on? Or do you have to physically request for it notify you on a case-by-case basis?
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Will erasing a Macbook Pro via the FindMyiPhone site erase Windows partitions?

My mac was stolen, I requested that the mac be erased on this portal: Find My iPhone. I used Windows 10 via Bootcamp. Will this partition be erased as well? The 'erasing' was triggered last night so ...
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MacBook Stolen and locked remotely through Find My Phone but unable to locate it [duplicate]

My MacBook got stolen and I put it in lost mode in Find My Phone, locked it and got email it successfully locked, but the app couldn't get its location. How is this possible? Is it that the thief ...
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Can't find my Mac last location even if my Mac was online only for half an hour?

My Mac was lost the other night. Someone probably wiped it clean, and reset nvram. Is it possible to see last locations on Find my Mac? Because who ever found it, he must have been connected to ...
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Does Find My Mac work if the disk gets erased? [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro was stolen a couple of days ago and Find my Mac had been enabled on it. I have already locked the Mac with a passcode and a message as well as clicked on the play sound feature(on the ...
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Can not unlock my MacBook Pro once I locked it with Find my iPhone

I thought that i lost my MacBook Pro so I used Find my iPhone to lock it. Now that I found it an interrogation point is appearing on my screen but there is nowhere I can write my pin. Can you please ...
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How to delete Macbook from Find My iPhone without erasing data?

I have an iCloud account and there are my phone and a macbook which not belongs to me. I removed it from Apple ID and settings in iCloud, but it is still in Find my iPhone. I only able to erase this ...
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Locked Mac find my Mac

Find my Mac is locked I wanted to know if there is a way to rebuild a Mac with find my Mac being locked to an Apple ID. I can't remember what I put for my 6 digit pin. Also, is there a way to just get ...
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Can you unlock a Mac that was locked from Find my iPhone & prevent it from being erased?

Okay so quick run down, my Macbook Pro was stolen a few months ago. When it got stolen I immediately enabled the lock feature from Find my iPhone, & after a few weeks of waiting with no answers, I ...
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Lost MacBook's last detected location

I received notification that Find iPhone's remote erase had been started on my lost MacBook on a specific time. I suppose someone brought it online, Apple detected it and initialized the remote wipe ...
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How does Find My Mac work exactly?

My Macbook Pro 13 (2015) was recently stolen. I activated FMM about an hour after the event and two hours later received an update that the machine was erased. Questions: 1) What does this mean ...
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Is it still possible to track a stolen iPhone 6s Plus eventhough it has already been restored to its factory settings?

My iPhone 6s plus got stolen from me last Monday evening and I have only started to track it down using Find My iPhone the following night. From then onwards, it only showed that my phone is offline ...
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Can I reset firmware password via Find My Mac?

I would like to find out if I can set a new firmware password via Find My Mac? I already have my MacBook added but the firmware lock is active and I have no idea what it is, I've tried all ...
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MacBook erased by thieves but still shows on FMM

My MacBook Pro was stolen yesterday and I received an email that it was being erased. FMM now shows it was locked. It went online twice and I was able to see the approximative address. I wasn’t able ...
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Do I have to turn on find my Mac on my computer?

Does find my Mac have to be turned on under the system preferences in the computer or can I somehow link the serial number to my icloud and still be able to use it? Asking because I believe my macbook ...
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What happens after a stolen Mac was remotely wiped?

A Macbook Air was stolen from us last month and we immediately activated "Find my Mac" and a few minutes later we requested it to be wiped (through iCloud). Today, 1 month later, we received an email ...
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Guest user randomly created on my Mac, after setting up Find My Mac

How do I disable the guest user? Is there a reason why it gets created? It won't mess up any of my files or data on my computer right? Is find my Mac suppose to randomly create it?
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Will 'Find My Mac' work after my Macbook Pro has been locked due to failed login attempts?

My late 2013 Macbook Pro was stolen a week ago and I've been tracking it with 'Find My Mac'. The thief would turn the laptop on for a few minutes at a time in the evenings and probably try a few ...
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Find My Mac - WPS and Proxies

Is it possible to trick the Wi-Fi Positioning Service using proxies? My Mac got stolen a couple of days ago in Rome Italy and located in Algerie today.
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“Find My iPhone” locked my Mac

Yesterday my MacBook Pro started to be blocked. When it boots it asks for the password for the Guest account. No password is right. According to various sources of information I found on the Web, ...
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Can I see latest location of my stolen MacBook?

My MacBook Air was stolen a couple of weeks ago. It had iCloud / Find my mac activated, so I activated stolen mode, and requested it to be deleted if it ever came online. This is exactly what happened ...
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Can thief use locked MacBook Air?

My MacBook air was stolen from my apartment a few days ago. I got the address on the find my iPhone app, but then it said that the MacBook was locked, requiring a code. I didn't lock my MacBook from ...
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Updated Apple-ID password, will Find my Mac still work?

I updated my Apple-ID password after losing my Mac. Will Find my Mac still be able to find it? If so, how does the authentication/identification work?
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Could my stolen Mac have been erased before I activated Find My Mac?

My Mac was stolen on a train and I only noticed it shortly before arriving the final destination. The thief most likely left the train at one of the earlier stops. I activated the Find My Mac feature ...
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I lost a MacBook Pro Retina 2013, What should I do to locate it?

I forgot it in the train station in a backpack. The Mac is locked with a password. It has Mavericks installed. Find my mac is enabled. What should I do to locate it and avoid thieve disable "find my ...
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Can Find My Mac still persist after erasing the hard drive?

I have recently acquired a MacBook Air 2011 off of ebay. In order to avoid second-hand Mac issues relating to iCloud remote shut downs, I have performed the following actions: Secure erase (using ...
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Can I turn off my Guest account and still use Find My Mac?

I understand that turning on Find My Mac also turns on a "Guest" account (in "login only" mode). For a variety of reasons, I would prefer not to have an enabled Guest account at all. Does Find My ...
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Stolen mac locked automatically or by thief?

My MacBook Pro was stolen a few days ago. I have a lock on the start up screen requiring a password anytime the laptop comes out of sleep mode, however when I attempted the "Find My Mac" app, it says ...
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Do I need to stay continuously logged in to Find my Mac to see if a stolen laptop becomes active?

My Macbook Pro was stolen 3 months ago and I am giving up hope of finding it. I was very much hoping to locate it- not so much for the extensive valuable information I have on it, but because the ...
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Can seller lock/erase my second-hand Mac with Find My Mac?

I recently purchased a MacBook. It's a model that supports Apple's latest OS (at this time 10.9), meaning that it also supports Find My Mac and such. I'd like to know what I would need to do to ...
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Can Find My Mac be disabled on a stolen MacBook without a password?

My friend had his MacBook stolen from his house but he didn't have a password on his MacBook so if the thief logged out of his iCloud can it still be tracked since he already put a lock on it? If he ...
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Does OS X Mavericks have Activation Lock like iOS 7?

I have bought a used MacBook Pro Retina, and after three mounths using it, I think I could do a clean install for my Mac. However, if it has an activation lock will that stop me using my Mac after a ...
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Lost my MacBook Air two weeks ago and it still says offline on Find My iPhone!

Two weeks ago around 12 AM I lost my MacBook Air at the airport. At 9 AM I requested a lock on it using the Find My iPhone app but until now it is still pending. I'm not entirely sure if I turned the ...
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MacBook Pro locked with Find My Mac and won't let me boot

I was playing around with the Find My Mac iPhone app (just testing it out) and hit the "lock" option. My MacBook Pro is now locked and I have no place to enter the 4 digit PIN. When I start it, it ...
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Why does Find My Mac require a Recovery partition?

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, about Find My Mac, one of the condition is to have a local OS X Recovery Partition installed. Why?
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Permissions of /Users keep changing back to drwxrwxrwx

I use the Disk Utility to repair it. But the permissions change back after reboot. Permissions differ on “private/etc/aliases”; should be lrwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x . Permissions differ ...
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Second hand Macbook and Find My Mac

Quick question: Bought a secondhand Macbook pro over ebay. Seller told me "I logged off from iCloud but forgot to turn off Find My Mac. Bought it anyway since I do not plan using iCloud. Now I got ...
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Stolen Macbook Has a New Name

My macbook was stolen a few weeks ago. When I go to icloud it now has a new name for the device. It alerted me that a sound was played, but there's no address. Any ideas on what happened? Why did the ...
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Find my Mac: “Online, no location available”

I'm testing the "find my Mac" feature at icloud.com and one of my Macs can't be found. The site reports "Online, no location available". I've looked around a bit including at Apple's TS 4006, which ...
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Macbook locked with icloud

So I was playing around with the findmymac/iphone app just testing it out and hit the "lock" option. My Macbook Pro is now locked, which has been fine up until this point because I just hit "option" ...
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Find My Mac doesnt work if you use an ethernet cable for?

i just read this in an article http://www.pcworld.com/article/2034650/find-my-mac-both-useful-and-frustrating-for-law-enforcement.html and sure enough, on the apple website it says "offline" can ...
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Confused: Will Find My Mac work if the thief just did the hold ctrl and power button restore?

Recently had my macbook pro stolen. It's a mid 2012 model with mountain lion so it can reset the OS by just by holding ctrl and the power button. I've done it many times myself so I know all they have ...
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iCloud can't find my MacBook

When I sign into icloud.com and click on the Find My iPhone icon, my MacBook does NOT show up in the located devices. I have already made sure that my location services are turned ON in System ...