How you can Track Stolen Laptops Having a .mac or Ip


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This article is basically divided into two parts i.e. one is the pre-disaster part whereas the other one is the post-disaster part. Succinctly saying, the article answers these two queries i.e.

  1. What things do you need to consider to ensure the ultimate safety of your gadgets?
  2. What are the different ways to track your laptop etc., if stolen?

So, let’s get down and explore each one separately.


Using Gmail

Using Gmail –
Using Gmail –
  • Gmail help because you receive alerts notifying you about new logins and where it happened if the action is suspicious. When this pops up, you can use the last known location as a starting point.
  • To use Gmail effectively, log in to the web version, and scroll down where you’d find a details option at the bottom right corner. Click on it to see all the recent activities on your account. Tap again on show details to show the last activity on your account and copy the comprising link or IP address. While it may not give you a precise location, you can know the town or area or even the road where the device is.

How To Track Your Laptop

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A global problem

If laptops can’t be recovered, the device can be completely wiped and, in some cases, bricked. “The data can be wiped to FBI standard – seven times overpass – so the data is safe,” says Skinner.

“Obviously we always want to recover the device as well, but it also adds the ability to get some closure – it potentially becomes a paperweight, nobody gains from the theft. On the other hand the device is clean and unusable.”

So where do laptops end up? Everywhere it seems. “We get devices that travel around the world in days, faster than FedEx.”

With people? “Yes. Obviously if it ends up in a warzone we’re limited with what we can do, but we can still lock the device at the firmware level with a notice – we can write what we like. Often we can make it very personal and point out that individual.

“You’d be amazed, we’ve had recoveries from Nigeria, Uganda, Northern Pakistan, unstable parts of the world, just by putting enough pressure on them. We had a device go to Pakistan from the UK and back and he was picked up entering the country illegally. We see a very big picture

#2. Different Ways to Track Your Stolen Laptop

Now, since all the necessary preliminary steps for your gadget’s safety purposes have been discussed, if unluckily, any such incident takes place, you can easily track your missing laptop and chances are high that you get hold of it, again.

Here are some of the most widely applicable ways.

  1. Using your laptop serial number
  2. By using the already installed tracking software
  3. By using the default features i.e. “Find my device”
  4. By the Mac or IP address of your laptop

Let’s now check out how each one works.

#I. Track A Stolen Laptop via Its Serial Number

Let me say this first that, just a product’s serial number is not enough to help you find out your stolen laptop. Still, since we know that it’s being constantly monitored by the manufacturer, so in any such undesired scenario, you can ask them about this information and they can easily provide you with it.

It’s although not sort of some precise information, nor does it provides a precise location of the stolen product, but still you can try your luck this way.

#II. Using the Already Installed Tracking Software

Ponder that, if you had some tracking software installed on that laptop, you can now open the same software in your smartphone, etc. and since that missing laptop was registered on it, you can obtain more than enough information regarding all the post-incident movements, etc. on your phone now.

Just pray that the thief is not someone tech-savvy, otherwise, he would, first of all, uninstall the software to make sure that he is not at any sort of risk.

#III. Using the Device’s Default Tracking Features

No matter whether it’s a Windows laptop or a Mac, if that default, “Find my device”, and other aforementioned features i.e. GPS tracking, etc., is enabled on it, you can try this method too, to get your stolen laptop tracked.

Just use your same Microsoft account on any other device, and since that laptop is already listed in your “Your devices” list, you can click on the “Find my device” button under that laptop’s name and get all the necessary information.

#IV. By Tracking the Laptop’s Mac or IP Address

Mac and IP address, both are sort of unique IDs assigned to your device while it’s on the internet so that the device can be easily identified. So, this is the last but one best way for you to consider if all of the above methods prove ineffective.

Although practices show that the Mac address is not that worth it in such cases, the IP address i.e. the Internet Protocol, your unique internet identity, is a much rational and authentic way to track your device. You can reach your internet service provider, and using this IP address, can get full-fledged access to your misplaced device’s address and location, etc.

If you have logged in to any of your these accounts i.e. Dropbox, Gmail, Facebook or Outlook, etc., on that laptop, you can then easily get that laptop’s IP address.

Here’s the how-to guide for you.


Follow these few simple steps, if you are on Dropbox.

  1. Log in to your Dropbox account, be it from the website or app.
  2. Go straight down into the “Settings” and then into the “Security”.
  3. Scroll down and there you`ll see all the required details i.e. log-in sessions and which device has accessed your account and when etc.
  4. Check out the recent activity, click on the device, and you`ll easily get that device’s IP address.


Log in to your Facebook account on your new device and into the “Security and login” settings, seek out “Where you’re logged in”. You’ll see all the activities with regard to your Facebook account. Check out the suspicious activity, hover your cursor on it and you’ll get the IP address of that device.


Gmail keeps a full record of all your account activities etc. and constantly notifies you of all the suspicious acts to your account. So, it’s believed to be an even much authentic solution to your likewise issues. Let’s check it out.

  1. Open Gmail’s web version and get into your Inbox.
  2. Scroll down straight to the bottom and check out “Details” under the “Last account activity” in the rightmost corner.
  3. Click on the “Details”, and you’ll see a new window popping up including all the account activity details along with the IP addresses of the device that has accessed it.
  4. Here’s where you can get that required IP address.


Since it’s Microsoft’s own software, it’s a way better solution for you in any such scenario. Just log in to your Outlook account and click on your profile picture (top right corner). Click “View account” and then “Devices”, and you’ll get a list of all the connected devices.

Filter out that specific (stolen) laptop, you’ll see the “Find my device” button below it, click on it and you’ll get the exact location of the device straight on the map.

Using Find my Mac

If you use a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, then there’s a similar feature to Find My Device which is rather cleverly called Find My Mac.

Again, it will need to have been enabled before the criminal act took place, but if it was then you’ll be able to track it down, lock it up tight, or send a message to the miscreant.

For full instructions on setting up and using the feature read our How to find a stolen Mac and protect data from thieves guide on sister site Macworld. 

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How can you use find my device in Windows?

As the name suggests, it is a helpful way to track down the approximate location of your stolen Laptop. It is turned off by default.

But if luckily, you enabled the feature before your Laptop was stolen, then you’ll be able to take a quick couple of steps to help in its recovery features. People who were unfamiliar with the service. They will be supported by a readout on how to turn on Windows 10’s Find My Device feature guide.


  • To track the Laptop, go to and log in with a personal Microsoft account.
  • Here, you will find a complete list of your login devices. To locate one of your after and click on the Find my device icon that is located under the device name.
  • Now Microsoft will search for the Laptop and let you know, roughly, where it is, so long as it’s online.
  • It has the option to secure the machine remotely, too, by clicking the Lock button.

Use Dropbox, Facebook or Gmail to get the IP address (Mac Win)

Some of the applications that constantly run in the background or websites you’re logged into automatically register and store your IP address. If someone uses your laptop and checks out your Facebook profile or emails, you have a good chance of getting the person’s IP address. The problem is that an IP address doesn’t mean that you can easily get the physical address, assigned to the IP. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have that information but they won’t give it away. You need a warrant for that. So, if you manage to get the IP address of the person using your laptop, go to the police and explain your situation.


The great thing about having Dropbox is that it syncs your data silently in the background (at least if no changes were detected). If someone took your laptop, he or she won’t notice it. Dropbox keeps track of all current and past sessions (or accesses) together with the country of origin and IP address. Log into your account on the Dropbox website, go to Settings and click on the Security tab. Now, you should see a list of the devices that accessed your Dropbox account in the past.

One of these devices should be your laptop. Check

One of these devices should be your laptop. Check the time it last accessed your account. Was it after you lost your laptop? If so, then the IP address possibly belongs to the person who took it. If you want to be sure, wait a while and keep checking for new sessions. If the IP address keeps being the same, you can assume that it belongs to the person’s place. If you have private files in your Dropbox account, I recommend that you change your Dropbox password afterwards. An alternative would be to download your private stuff onto another computer and remove them from your Dropbox account using the browser interface. Then you can continue monitoring the thieves activity without having to worry about any sensitive data.


If the person with your laptop is curious enough, he or she might want to take a peek at your mails. As with Dropbox, Gmail keeps track of all the different IP addresses used to access your mails. Go to your Gmail inbox, scroll down and click on “Details” under “Last account activity” in the bottom right corner.

A new window should pop up, displaying the ten las

A new window should pop up, displaying the ten last recorded sessions together with the used IP addresses. If you see that someone else accessed your Gmail, you better change your Google account password (after writing down the unknown IP address). You really don’t want someone else to mess with your Google account, especially if you’re using many other Google services.


To get a list of your Facebook account’s sessions, go to Settings and click on Security on the left sidebar. Now click on the bottom item called “Where You’re Logged In” (<– or click this link). You should see an overview of the different devices and apps that last accessed your account. Facebook even tells you the city in which the session was established. If you hover over the city with your cursor, you can see the IP address. You can get an even more detailed lost of basically all past sessions. The way to get there is described in a recent article of mine.

By finding out where they are located. Which could

By finding out where they are located. Which could take a long period?

Now you have detailed knowledge to track a stolen laptop without tracking software. We have had readers email us with success stories using this method, but they are few and far between. In fact, whatever you do, don’t try to track the thief down by yourself and to get your gear back. It can lead to trouble for you.

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