Configuring Device Lock

Device lock for macOS devices causes the machine to reboot into a firmware-lock screen. This lock screen occurs at the firmware level prior to OS boot.

1. Open macOS Device Details

  1. Select Devices.
  2. Select List View. 

2. Select macOS Device

Select your enrolled macOS device.

Note: In this exercise we are using MacBooks—ensure that you are selecting your enrolled macOS device.

3. Lock Device

Lock Device

Click Lock in the upper-right corner of your device details view.

4. Enter Device Lock Code

Enter Device Lock Code
  1. Enter 111111 as the firmware lock code.
  2. Click Lock Device.

5. macOS Device Reboot

Device Reboot

The macOS device reboots after a short delay and the firmware will be locked.

6. Unlock The Device

Unlock The Device

On the enrolled macOS device:

  1. At the System Lock screen, enter the unlock code 111111.
  2. Click the Arrow (-->) to boot the device.

Device lock for macOS devices causes the machine to reboot into a firmware-lock screen.  This lock screen occurs at the firmware level prior to OS boot.

7. Key Takeaways

  • Workspace ONE UEM supports a firmware-based device lock for macOS
  • The device cannot be booted until the device lock code has been entered

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