If you own an older Mac computer, it’s easy to wipe the hard drive for sale. But for newer models, including iMac Pro, 2018 Mac mini, and all MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models released since 2018, a full reset process is required.
Apple’s new T2 security chip, which adds an Activation Lock. It is another layer of security protection for making it difficult for thieves to do it, but if you forgot to remove the ability to use. The T2 chip before you used your computer, this will cause you trouble even before it is delivered to use.
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The following steps will help you in removing the activation lock function step by step. So, the T2 chip will not cause you trouble later.
How to Reset the T2’s Mac?
- First, make sure you have Activate Lock turned on to avoid wasting any time on you. To do this, click the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen, and then click “About This Mac“
- Click System Report. On the first screen you see, your activation lock status is displayed (note the red arrow in the image below)
- If “Enabled” is displayed, continue with this guide. If “Disabled” is displayed, you can proceed and reset your computer.
- The next step is to open System Preferences. Click the Apple ID, and then click iCloud.
- The Find My Mac feature will be listed. Uncheck it.
- Last Step, finally, click “Logout.”
- You will be able to complete the reset by following the steps listed here.
How to Remotely reset T2 Equipped Devices?
If you use a browser on another computer, phone or tablet, you can remotely wipe a computer equipped with T2.
- Sign in to your iCloud account on iCloud.com, and then sign in with the Apple ID associated with the Mac in question.
- Click the Find iPhone icon (even if you are using a Mac).
- Select all devices and find your Mac on the list.
- Click Erase Mac. Once deleted, click the “X” button next to your Mac in the list
- You can now sell the machine.