Set a Lock Screen Message

You can set a text message to appear on your Mac's lock screen. Use this to put contact information or instructions for someone who may find your lost MacBook. Change the message often to fit your situation.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Set a Lock Screen Message”

    Ginny Leger
    7 years ago

    Great idea, thank you. However, one question: Should I click on the lock again after I enter my message so someone else cannot make changes?

    7 years ago

    Ginny: It should lock automatically when you quit System Preferences. Either way, someone would have to be able to enter your account password to unlock your Mac to get to this, or anything on your Mac.

    Jerry Naples
    7 years ago

    This is a great tip Gary. Had missed that option on the Security Panel. Will pass it on to all my Mac associates


    Steve Kornfeld
    7 years ago

    Can a message be added to the lock screen on the iPhone ???

    7 years ago

    Steve: On the iPhone you can set the background wallpaper to anything you want. People usually create images with some "If found call" info using various apps, save those to the camera roll, and then apply them in Settings, Wallpaper. There are even some apps that specialize in wallpaper creation.

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