After introducing the lockdown mode feature for iPhones and iPads running on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, The lockdown feature is now available for Macs and MacBooks as well. This post will guide you on how to turn on lockdown mode on macOS Ventura 13 for Mac.
Apple frequently introduces safeguards to safeguard the personal information of regular users, but it is considerably more difficult to stop sophisticated cyberattacks from state-sponsored hacker outfits. Apple is releasing a new “Lockdown Mode” for iOS/iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura to counter these serious attacks. But what does it mean to you?
Moreover, Apple explains that Lockdown Mode is designed for the “very few users who, due to who they are or what they do, maybe personally targeted by some of the most sophisticated digital threats, such as those from NSO Group and other private companies developing state-sponsored mercenary spyware” in its official announcement post. According to what the feature’s name suggests, it completely disables several of Apple products’ most dangerous functions to prevent hackers from accessing customer data.
How Does Lockdown Mode Works?
Any incoming message attachments (other than photos) are banned when in Lockdown Mode, as link previews. FaceTime calls and invitations from unknown contacts are also prohibited automatically. All of these are common routes used by hackers to install malware or spyware on a vulnerable system.
Lockdown Mode can also restrict unauthorized access to certain files on your phone. For example, all shared picture albums are kept inaccessible, and invites to shared photo albums are banned. Similarly, when the screen is locked, connected connections to other devices or peripherals (such as PCs) are prevented, preventing unauthorized access to your data. It also prevents users from changing features and settings, such as installing configuration profiles or enrolling in mobile device management.
How to Turn On Lockdown Mode on macOS Ventura 13
Lockdown Mode is disabled by default since its enhanced security settings are likely overkill for the ordinary user, but it will be available on macOS Ventura-compatible devices, allowing anybody to utilize it.
1. Open System Settings from the dock.
2. Select Privacy & Security.
3. Click on the Turn On option next to the Lockdown Mode.
4. If required, enter your mac password.
5. Finally, select Turn On & Restart.
After you have done all of the above procedures and rebooted your Mac, it enters lockdown mode.
As you can see the lockdown mode is enabled on the Safari app.
You can disable Lockdown Mode using the above steps as well.
That’s all. These were the steps to enable lockdown mode on macOS Venture 13.