How to decrypt BitLocker encrypted drive or turn off BitLocker on Mac?

Updated by Tim to BitLocker for Mac Tips on January 6th, 2020

Although Microsoft has not implemented BitLocker for Mac, but with the help of M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac, we can easily read/write BitLocker encrypted drive on macOS 11 (Big Sur), 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra).

Tutorial to decrypt BitLocker encrypted drive on macOS/Mac OS X

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac on Mac computer.

Step 2: Insert a BitLocker encrypted drive into Mac computer.

M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac

Step 3: Select BitLocker encrypted drive in M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac.

BitLocker for macOS & Mac OS X

And then click "Open" icon to continue.

Step 4: Enter the password (or 48-digit BitLocker recovery key) and click "Unlock" to unlock BitLocker encrypted drive.

BitLocker equivalent for macOS & Mac OS X

Step 5: After BitLocker encrypted drive is unlocked, we can read, write, delete, edit files in BitLocker encrypted drive.

BitLocker for macOS & Mac OS X

How to turn off BitLocker on your Mac?

Although M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac doesn't have "turn off BitLocker" function, but you can remove BitLocker encryption with following method:

Step 1: Back up the important data. Use M3 BitLocker Loader for Mac to open BitLocker encrypted USB drive and then copy files out.

Step 2: Open Applications folder -> Utilities -> Disk Utility.

Step 3: Select the BitLocker encrypted USB drive from the left panel in Disk Utility.

Step 4: In Disk Utility, click "Erase" on the top menu and then remove BitLocker encryption from USB drive.

Erase BitLocker encrypted USB drive on Mac

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