To protect your personal data in the event of your Mac being lost or stolen, we advise you to activate its locking beforehand.
This way, when you don’t use it then becomes inaccessible to anyone trying to enter your user session.
Turn on your Mac’s automatic lock
To activate the automatic locking of your mac bone, follow the steps below:
- Go to your System Preferences.
- Go to Security and Privacy.
- Click General.
- Check the Demand password box and choose after how long you want to lock your computer.
Add a screen saver and an active corner
If you wish, then you can add a screen saver to your macOS. To do this:
- Go into System Preferences.
- Click desktop and screen saver and then on the Screen Saver tab.
- Go to Active Corners, bottom right.
- Choose the one you want and, in the drop-down menu, select Put the monitor to sleep.
Now, every time you place your mouse in the corner of the office you’ve selected, your computer will go to sleep.
Lock your Mac in an instant
To put your Mac’s screen to sleep, you can use the Control – Maj – the button that works.
To reactivate it, tap any key on your keyboard and enter your password.
Remember: Always lock the Mac when you’re away
No matter what method you use to lock the screen, make it a habit. This is highly recommended to activate on any Mac, but especially for those in offices, schools, public places, and any other environment where you can have sensitive data on your machine that you want to keep away from prying eyes. Another very useful effort is to add a login message to Mac OS X, which may include Mac credentials or, better yet, property details such as a name, email address, or phone number.