More than five years ago I explained to you how you display a message on the Mac lock screen / login screen can. Back then was the current operating system macOS 10.13 High Sierra and I took my MacBook Pro with me on trips, to the office, to coworking spaces and so on. than last year macOS 13 Adventure came out, I was only working from my own four walls and therefore no longer bothered with the "Did you find this MacBook?" message. But now I wanted to adjust them and was reminded that the system settings have changed fundamentally. Hence this update.
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Show a locked message on Apple Mac: Here's how!
There is a dedicated section for the macOS lock screen in the redesigned System Preferences. If a message is to be stored on the same, then this can be done there with a slider and the "Set..." button to the right. You can find it all this way:
- Click on the top left of the menu bar Apple logo ()
- Select the item from its menu System settings ... from
- Now click on in the left list of the window lock screen
- Enable the "Show message when locked" toggle and click the button next to it
- Enter your text and complete the process by clicking the "OK" button
Mac lock and login screen notification usage examples
On the MacBook you carry around with you on the go, a reference to your phone number and/or email address can be helpful. This way the person who finds the device can contact you if you leave it somewhere. In companies, the extension number for IT support can be noted in this way so that the right experts can be contacted directly in the event of login problems. Macs accessible to the public or in certain institutions can display on the lock screen the indication of how long you can use it and from which people you can get the login information. So, the message on the Mac lock screen can help in a variety of ways.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.