Whether you have been immersed the in the world of Apple devices and mobile device management (MDM) for a long time or you are only beginning to look into MDM, as you search for a solution to managing a fleet of Apple devices you may have come across conversations online about “Activation Lock.” Chances are, not only have you heard of Activation Lock, but you have heard people talk about it in many different ways.
Apple recently announced Activation Lock abilities for new Mac devices that feature their T2 chip: meaning Activation Lock is no longer just for iOS and iPadOS devices. Let’s look at the benefits, the challenges and how to ensure your experience is positive.
What is Activation Lock?
Before we get to the heart of this, let’s briefly cover “what is Activation Lock?” If you already know, feel free to skip down, but for those that are new or have only heard a little bit about it, this is for you!
Back in iOS 7, Apple announced a new feature for iPad, iPhone and iPod – recently extended to Mac – called “Activation Lock.” This feature allows a user to keep their device secure — even if it falls into the wrong hands — and may improve the chances of recovering it. Activation Lock is tied in with the Find My app and interacts with Apple’s iCloud and the Apple ID attached to the device. It will lock down your device until the user’s Apple ID and password to your Apple ID is entered, a critical part of Activation Lock. Read More
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