You can easily get to your user library by holding Option alt when you click Go on the top menu. This was later not confirmed by Apple Support, neither did it work in practice. Believe it or not, the individual agreed to return my stolen MacBook to police. Consumers can check up to five devices a day, but law enforcement agencies will get unlimited access. If you know the wherabouts of one of these units, please get in touch with us at MacMedics so we can let the owner know. .
Checklist: find a lost or stolen MacBook Below, are the steps I took to get my MacBook back. Officers later contacted me and informed me that it was now in their possession. There are quite a number of variables. We may approve your post if it is a high-level issue that can't be found through searches, or if it affects a large amount of people. I hope that you find them helpful. You will never find out really. While reading my overnight emails the following morning, I received a surprising message from Apple in a foreign language.
Find stolen MacBook Find lost MacBook — iCloud. It also lets you track your Mac directly from the mobile app and gets a snapshot of the thief via the Track My Mac app. I decided to try out what Apple support can do about stolen MacBook. Its advanced security features protect your Mac from phishing scams, malware, spyware, adware, and viruses. If you are unable to follow the above 3 methods then check out the 4th one below. Surface of the Computer The easiest way to lookup your apple serial no.
In most cases, the thief likely sold it to an unsuspecting buyer. You can also try to find in your invoice. Below I am going to mention macbook model no. Serial number is listed just above system report button. Once, logged in, scroll down to Devices and click view details.
So when all of it goes missing or is stolen, one tends to become not a happy camper. Many people report things stolen and they do not have the serial number to provide to police. Just simply follow the checklist below. I think that is the case here. It can be used to identify its make, model, and serial number.
For whatever reason, some of them have a reputation for feeding you scripted lines from a help manual, keeping you on hold for an ungodly amount of time or never fully solving your problem to begin with. Since the cube is out of warranty , and i doubt any buyer will send it to Apple to fix will cost more then what they paid for it. I eventually learned that Apple Support also never had any confirmation agreeing to alert repair centers on my behalf in the first place. If the person doesn't know the password, then the machine is fairly obviously stolen, however this is not anywhere near 100% as the theif could have reset the machine or it might not have had a password protected account to begin with. He suggested that I give the person who had my MacBook 24 hours to return it. Also, when you are not able to turn on your device.
MacKeeper — tracking of your stolen MacBook You can use my 20% discount code to get MacKeeper:. This, of course, was not a good enough answer for me. This fundamental difference in audience is why we support two communities, and. I have the Mac Locked and on Notify When Found. You never know, Check the sellers feedback.
So you want to risk getting charged with receiving stolen goods or whatever local version you have of that, then back off and maybe even go to the police. In short, a representative for the company told me that there was nothing they could do and to report MacBook stolen to the police. They might request the serial number of your computer. I suppose one way would be to write up the serial number and go ask the local police, but most people don't have the serial numbers of their machines written up or the sense to log onto Apple's support to check it up so they don't have anything except a description to give to the police. I'm trying to dig up the serial number for the police, but I'm having zero luck. Events Event submissions must be a comment in the weekly stickied megathread, or will be removed.
But again, I've read that if I take it in for service that Apple will repair it and doesn't legally get involved. You can report your apple product as stolen, no registration or anything required and the database is visible worldwide. In many cases, you can score a great iPhone deal, if you know what to look for. In one case that I've heard of which basically turned into an internet forum sting operation the theif made the excuse that it belonged to his dead brother. An even better comparison is a fingerprint, which identifies only one, specific person. Someone stole my iPads last week and I didn't have the serial numbers. Any resistance to sharing the number might be an indication that the phone was either lost or stolen.
If you'd like to view their content together, click. Welcome to , the unofficial community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions. My apartment was broken into yesterday and my Mac Mavericks is gone. Luckily, I had a plan to recover for the loss, and so can you. This subreddit is not endorsed or sponsored by Apple Inc. By default, services like the Find My Mac are checked, you would have had to make the conscious decision not to enable the service. Well, according to , Find My Mac is the only Apple service that can help track or locate a lost Mac.