iCloud’s Find My Mac Locates Your Mac With Find My iPhone [Gallery]

iCloud’s Find My Mac Locates Your Mac With Find My iPhone [Gallery]

Here’s a look at Find My Mac configured in iCloud on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. It works just as you would expect it to with the Find My iPhone app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Only Guest users will have access to Safari which will aid you in the recovery, locking or wiping of your Mac.

iCloud Sync Settings for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

iCloud’s Find My Mac Locates Your Mac With Find My iPhone [Gallery]

iCloud options are nearly the same as MobileMe except in this view Photo Stream is new.

iCloud’s Find My Mac Locates Your Mac With Find My iPhone [Gallery]

Here you can see the Back to My Mac and Find My Mac settings for iCloud.

Locate Your Mac On Your iPhone

iCloud’s Find My Mac Locates Your Mac With Find My iPhone [Gallery]

Device list on Find My iPhone.

iCloud’s Find My Mac Locates Your Mac With Find My iPhone [Gallery]

Close GPS approximation of a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion server.

Options You Have For Controlling Your Stolen Or Lost Mac Remotely

iCloud’s Find My Mac Locates Your Mac With Find My iPhone [Gallery]

Options you can use to help recover your lost Mac.

Mac OS X Lock Screen With Pin Prompt

iCloud’s Find My Mac Locates Your Mac With Find My iPhone [Gallery]

Remote lock a machine, it reboots, relaunches Mac OS X and prompts for the pin number you selected when locking it.

What’s Missing

There isn’t a feature that allows you to activate your Mac’s built-in iSight camera. So you won’t be able to see an alleged notebook thief sleeping on his couch. Maybe Apple will add that feature sometime between now and the release of Lion and iCloud later this year.

  • Barton Lynch

    If they do the iSight camera (and do the cameras on iPhones/iTouches too!), I’ll be SO excited! Poor companies that do this though. Surely most of them will be dead just with the current fratures

  • I?o? Morillo

    This feature will certainly pays off the upgrade for Lion!

  • Thatisinteresting

    This is a heaven or hell situation  …

    Heaven:
    Get the ***** so and so who has nicked your computer..
    :-)

    Hell:
    I do SO hope – REALLY hope – OK Paranoid –  about the ability to lock, wipe or ‘remote view’ is COMPLETELY unhackable!
    Can you imagine a virus or hacker locking up / wiping /  your computer / or remote view me and my family …???
    :-(

    …. although me first thing in the morning might rate as expecting Kate Beckinsale and getting Alien :-)

  • theguycalledtom

    Interesting that they seem to have removed a number of syncing options (unless they are somewhere else in system preferences) that MobileMe has.

    On MobileMe I am able to keep:
    Dashboard Widgets
    Dock Items
    Keychains
    Mail Rules, Signatures And Smart Mailboxes
    General Preferances

    In Sync between my iMac and my Macbook Pro.  Made things very easy.
    You’d think they would want to keep these services so that you could log into any Mac you own with your Apple ID and have access to your stuff waiting for you.

    Someone with a dev version of Lion… Please put my fears to rest! Are we going a few steps back with the step forward of iCloud?

    Also: Is it as easy to turn off Find My Mac as it is to turn off Find My iPhone?
    You don’t even have to enter your apple id password to turn off Find My iPhone in iOS5, yet I still have to put it in to buy apps from the store. A weird contradiction.

  • rockinrors

    Locationgate 2 is inevitable. 

  • cheesy11

    i like the purpose of this, especially after my apple products rip a whole in my product i want to make sure they are there till i hit the grave

  • Brody

    Does anyone know how or where I could get the iCloud add-on without being a dev? I have iOS 5 for both my iPhone and iPad 2 and Mac OS X Lion DP4 for my MacBook pro but I need this add-on to get the full effect of iCloud not just between my iPhone and iPad…so does anyone know of a way to get it or is it possible for someone to even give it to me? I have been all over the place asking questions and looking for links to no avail…please somebody help a fellow cult of Mac member!

  • Xeph

    Apple should implement the iSight feature as its a great feature included in PREY software.

  • CharliK

    It also opens up a huge risk for a privacy law suit. Or what about if someone turns on the camera and the 14 year old that has the laptop is getting undressed/dressed and is snapped naked. That’s now child porn. 

  • Bigdwg1996

    I downloaded the add on an i am not a dev.the torrent link is…..http://http://www.torrenthound.com/torrent/f..., http://www.torrenthound.com/ha

  • Paul (Australia)

    I can’t seem to find any option to add iCloud as an option on the Mail, Contacts, Calendars…just the usual Mobile Me, AOL, etc.
    Can someone guide me as to how to add iCloud ?

  • Jorge W Machado

    How do you reset the password from the remote lock ? 

  • Michelle

    Ok i checked “find my mac” on my macbook air but how can i “locate my mac on my iphone 3gs? i have version 5.0, bluetooth is on, found my macbook air, but not connected :((
    any help please? I want my phone to say “devices” like the pic above :/

  • Sahill

    use find my iPhone app on the iPhone that logs onto ur cloud account and locates it

  • doriscourt wilson

    Hi, i’m Wilson and i’m a novice one. Well, i want to ake you if i lost my iphone that i configured it to locate my mac, and someone else found it, n block it. how can i retrieve those password, like whe it aske me to enter my system lock ping code, and by the way if forgot my firware password either, what can i do to retrive then, or how to hard reset them?
    Because i could not use “cmd + s”, “cmd +shift+s” and others either what should i do to boot it in command line?

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