HOWTO: Encrypt your Mac using FileVault 2


  • Instructions on how encrypt your Macintosh computer


  • Mac OSX 10.15 or greater


  1. Enroll your Mac computer in PEAS. This will begin the process to automatically enable encryption.

    • You can use your computer during the encryption process.
  2. Reboot your machine to complete the encryption process. 

    • When prompted, select Enable Now to encrypt your device with FileVault.
    • Keep in mind, after the third reboot of the computer, encryption will automatically be enabled.

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