How to install and use Bitlocker on macOS/Mac OS X?

Posted by Admin to Bitlocker for Mac on March 7th, 2019

Although Microsoft has not implemented Bitlocker for macOS, but with the help of M3 Bitlocker Loader, we can easily open/access Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS and encrypt external drive with Bitlocker on macOS.

How to install and use Bitlocker on macOS/Mac OS X?

Step 1: Download M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac to our Mac computer.

Step 2: After the download completes, double click the installation packpage to run it.

Step 3: Drag M3 Bitlocker Loader to Applications folder.

How to turn on Bitlocker on macOS/Mac OS X?

Step 1: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac.

Step 2: Insert external drive (Such as USB drive, external hard drive) into our Mac computer, the file system of external drive must be NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT.

Step 3: Click "Encrypt" button in toolbar.

M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 4: Select the partition which you want to encrypt and click Encrypt.

Encrypt drive with M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac

Step 5: Enter the password.

Step 6: Save the recovery key.

Step 7: Complete Bitlocker drive encryption.

After Bitlocker drive encryption completes, we can use M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac to read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive as a local drive on macOS/Mac OS X.

How to read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive on macOS/Mac OS X?

Step 1: Launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac.

Step 2: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted drive into our Mac computer.

Mac Bitlocker

Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted volume and then click "Open" icon to continue.

Select Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac

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

Unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac

Step 5: After mounting Bitlocker encrypted drive, we can read/write Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac.

Read/Write Bitlocker encrypted drive on Mac

How to turn off Bitlocker on macOS/Mac OS X?

There is no option to turn off Bitlocker with M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, but we can turn off Bitlocker drive encryption from USB drive, external hard drive, thumb drive, etc. with following method:

Step 1: Back up the data stored in Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Step 2: Open Applications folder, Utilities, Disk Utility.

Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted drive in Disk Utility and then click Erase to reformat it.

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