How ‘Find My’ Mac works in macOS Catalina and iOS 13

How ‘Find My’ Mac works in macOS Catalina and iOS 13

Apple is changing how its Find My Mac tool works in macOS Catalina and iOS – it will now use Bluetooth and should find your Mac even when it is asleep.

How does ‘Find My’ Mac work?

Apple is combining two apps – Find My Friends and Find My iPhone into a new ‘Find My’ app.

The combined app offers what we are used to from each one of these individual apps, but introduces new tools based on Bluetooth.

The ideas is that it will use low energy Bluetooth signals to help bring people together with lost things.

What did Apple tell us about Find My Mac?

Apple’s press release states that using the application:

“The location of a lost or stolen Mac can be securely and anonymously relayed back to its owner by other Apple devices, even when it is offline.”

“Now what’s amazing is that this whole interaction is end-to-end encrypted and anonymous,” Apple VP Craig Federighi said during his WWDC keynote.

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