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The Apple application that help to locate your Mac.

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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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Find My [Mac] reported location without WiFi?

I was the owner of a Macbook Pro w/ Touchbar running macOS Mojave last week-end The macbook has been stolen and moved 300 miles away from the point. I got two alerts separated by a few hours, around ...
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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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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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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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How do I enable Find My Mac in a Macbook Pro (Mid 2009) running OS X 10.7.2?

After updating my system to Mac OS X 10.7.2 I was able to activate all features of iCloud, except for Find My Mac that stays greyed. It says "Recovery partition required". I have a Macbook Pro, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'Find My Mac' says that it is already in use, how to fully remove previous configuration?

I posted a question earlier about using Find My Mac while my computer was sleeping, and after doing some research I noticed that I had 'Wake for network access' already enabled. So when I went to ...
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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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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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Why does Find My Mac report different locations

We had an iPhone and a MacBook Air stolen. I was able to track both units at different times. As I understand it the Find My iPhone service uses GPS and cell tower triangulation to locate iPhones. ...