Recover a Lost or Stolen Mac

Your Mac is a desirable item for thieves, particularly if it’s a laptop. Macs resell for decent amounts, even when years old, and there’s a huge online market for used models.

Without freaking you out about theft, I want to tell you how you can protect your data when your Mac has disappeared, make it impossible for a thief to use your Mac, and potentially find your Mac if it’s stolen or lost but is online or powered up.

Before we get started, however, I want to give you all the advice necessary that you can carry out before you lose a Mac or have one stolen. Follow these steps to lessen your pain.

Safeguard Yourself and Your Mac

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