Please help cancel mac erase

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by rabidz7, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. rabidz7 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2012
    Earlier today I was in find my iPhone looking for my iPad when I accidentally tapped erase my MPB, Is there a way to stop the erase or should I take the wireless card out and backup the drive.
  2. HMI macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2012
    Maybe press and hold the power button until it forces the computer to shutdown and turn off your wifi router to be safe.

    I can't promise this will help much though.
  3. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    If it were me, I would just down all my interent in my house before turning my computer on. Then I would clone my drive. Following that I would call Apple to see if there is a timeout limitation to the command or if it could be canceled. Then, only then would I turn on internet and turn on my computer. The worse case, all attempts to cancel the comman failed and you have to clone back from your back up drive. Best case, you know have a cloned copy of your drive for future back up needs.
  4. ryanide macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2002
    dangerous feature

    After learning about the guy who had his iCloud account hacked and then his mac remotely wiped through iCloud, I turned this feature off. On one hand it does seem like a good security feature when used as intended, but like the OP here and for the guy who was hacked, it seems way to risky to have that enabled.

    I would still like to have the Find my Mac feature, but be able to secure the Remote wipe function better. Frankly I'm surprised more people have not brought this up.

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