Step 1: Please Read before Starting
When encrypting your laptop, a recovery key will be generated and displayed. You should make a copy of this and keep it in a safe place. If you forget your computer password, the recovery key is used to unlock your encrypted hard drive. IMPORTANT Do not lose your recovery key. If you get locked out of your computer and do not have the recovery key, there is nothing that can be done besides wiping the computer.
After turning FileVault on, you need to restart your computer to start the whole disk encryption. You can use your computer while it is being encrypted.
After your computer has been encrypted, log in to your computer as usual with your username and password.. The whole disk encryption is invisible and seamless while you use your computer.
Step 2: Turning on FileVault
Unfortunately, SYSTECH cannot help with student encryption. Please follow this link to find Apple’s detailed instructions on enabling FileVault.