One of the awesome features of the Apple products which comes with the ability to perform the remote actions on the devices. In some cases like when your Mac is stolen, you can make use of the remote actions to control the lost Mac. This remote wiping feature allow you wipe of all the data stored on your Mac computer. We need to use Apple’s iCloud suite to remotely wipe out the lost Mac device.
How to remotely wipe Mac
Enabling Find my Mac on Mac
- Click on Apple icon in the top left corner and select System preferences
- In the following screen, click on iCloud and it should allow you to modify the iCloud settings.
- Here you will be presented with the iCloud features which you can either turn ON or OFF and simply put the check mark in the box that says Find my Mac. It will enable Find my Mac which feature for your machine.
- A prompt will appear asking if you wish to enable the said option and now click on Allow and it should be enabled.
- That’s it you are done, now find my Mac feature is now enabled for your Mac and now you can use it right off the iCloud website.
Remotely Wiping a Mac
- Go to the iCloud website in your web browser.
- Sign in to the account if doesn’t have already.
- After logging in, click on Find my iPhone icon on the homepage.
- If it ask you to re-enter the password, then do it.
- Click on All devices link at top center and it should list out all Apple devices connected to iCloud account.
- Click on the name of your Mac from the options that are available to you and it will allow you to perform the remote actions on the selected Mac device.
- On the next screen click on erase mac button. Now follow the on-screen instructions to erase the data on your Mac device.
Your Mac device is now completely erased and the person having the access to it simply won’t be able to see any of the files.