Q. Setting a Lock Screen Message on Your Mac

Answer

Apple has provided a way for you to leave a message on your Mac's lock screen. This is a good way to provide contact information if your Mac is lost or stolen and falls into the hands of a good Samaritan.

The process for setting a lock message may vary as Apple releases new versions of macOS. To see the correct instructions for the version of macOS you're running, read Apple instructions here: "Display a message in the Mac login window" in the macOS User Guide

I find it useful to include something along the lines of "Property of Carthage College. If lost, contact [NAME], [USERNAME]@carthage.edu, 262.551.[EXTENSION]". For me, that's "Property of Carthage College. If lost, contact Richard LaHue, RLAHUE@carthage.edu, 262.551.5793"

To check the version of macOS you're running, go to Apple menu () → About This Mac.

  • Last Updated Jul 19, 2021
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