December 11, 2019

BitLocker for Mac-Access BitLocker Drive on Mac 10.15 Catalina

Apple recently released its new version Mac 10.15 Catalina with more intelligent features, such as the security feature. To protect the users’ privacy, they need to add applications to access data.  And for the BitLocker drive, it is not readable on Mac 10.15 Catalina by default. How can you access the BitLocker drive on Mac computer? You will get the solution here.

Bitlocker for Mac

Does BitLocker work on Mac?

By default, BitLocker encrypted drive only can be opened on Windows with the password and recovery key file. Mac does not provide the solution to enable this feature. And when you check in Disk Utility, the BitLocker drive is detected by the computer, but you are unable to open, view, edit or transfer files on it.

Is it possible to access BitLocker drive on Mac?

Yes, of course. There are some applications that can help you to make the BitLocker drive readable on Mac, especially the Mac 10.15 Catalina. But you need to make sure that the BitLocker drive is healthy and you have the password/recovery key. Otherwise, there is no way to help you with this issue.

About BitLocker for Mac application—BitLocker Genius

As a matter of fact, BitLocker for Mac application/software works as the agent that helps to build the connections between the encrypted drive and Mac, which enables you to mount Windows BitLocker encrypted drives on Mac. Considering the safety, the software supports you to open, read, and write the BitLocker encrypted drive after you enter the right passcode or recovery key. iSunshare BitLocker Genius is such a tool that helps you to open BitLocker protected external hard drives, USB pen drives, SD cards and etc.

How to Access BitLocker Drive on Mac 10.15 Catalina Computer

Step 1: Installed BitLocker Genius on the Mac computer. You can get it from here.

Step 2: Inject the BitLocker Drive into Mac.

Step 3: Click System Preferences and choose Security & Privacy > Privacy >Full Disk Access. Then you can click the plus sign to add iSunshare BitLocker Genius into the list to get authorization to access the data on Mac 10.15 Catalina.

make BitLocker Genius recognize BitLocker drive

Step 4: Launch BitLocker Genius and then select the drive with BitLocker mark and click the Unlock button on the navigation toolbar.

choose the BitLocker drive to unlock

Step 5: Next, you can choose to enter the password to unlock the drive. Or you can use the recovery key file to decrypt the drive. No matter which option you choose, you need to click the Mount button in the end.

two ways to unlock BitLocker drive on Mac

Step 6: After that, your BitLocker drive is unlocked and you can see it on the desktop. Now, it is convenient for you to read, edit and transfer files between drive and Mac.

BitLocker drive is accessible on Mac Catalina

Tips: If you want to disconnect the drive, you need to click the Eject button on the navigation toolbar. In this way, the BitLocker drive data will be protected safely. 

Related Articles:
  1. How to Open BitLocker Encrypted Drive in a Different Computer
  2. How to Password Protect a USB Flash Drive with BitLocker on Windows 10
  3. Solved-BitLocker is Missing from Control Panel in Windows 10 

December 4, 2019

How to Make Google Chrome Faster on Windows 10

Google Chrome is an important web browser widespread used by people all over the world because of its high browsing speed, quick response and user-friendly interface. However, many users complain that Google Chrome becomes slower than before over a period of time due to multiple reasons. Despite all this, you can make Google Chrome run faster by the following simple ways. Look at here and learn How to MakeGoogle Chrome Faster on Windows 10.

make google chrome faster

Way 1: Close Unnecessary Tabs from Google Chrome

If you open too many tabs, Google Chrome will be put under too much pressure and need to work harder than usual. Then the browsing speed will be slowed down. So in order to speed up Chrome browser, it is recommended to close some unnecessary tabs or the tabs that you don’t need any more to relax your Google Chrome. You just need to click the “X” button behind each tab and only open the tabs that you require.

Way 2: Update Google Chrome to the Latest Version

If you are running an older version of Google Chrome, it definitely won’t work as fast as that in a latest version. So if you want to make Chrome run faster, you’d better make sure that you’re using the latest version of Google. Normally Google Chrome automatically updates itself to the latest version in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But just in case, you should have a check.

Step 1: Launch your Google Chrome, enter chrome://help in the search bar to go to Chrome help section.

Step 2: Then you can check for update. Google will detect whether an update is available or not. If it is available, Google will update itself to the latest version automatically. If you are told Google Chrome is up to date, it means that your Google Chrome has already been updated.

Step 3: Relaunch it to check if the browsing speed becomes faster than before or not.

check Google Chrome for update

Way 3: Turn Off or Remove Some Unwanted Extensions

What is Extension? Extensions refer to small programs which can be added to Chrome and let you do more. In order to improve Google Chrome performance and speed up page loading, you can turn off or delete some unwanted extensions from Google.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your computer.

Step 2: Go to the three dots at the top right of the interface and then click More tools>Extensions.

Step 3: Then you can choose to disable the extension or click the Remove button to delete unwanted extensions.

turn off extension

Way 4: Stop Unwanted Tasks from Task Manager

There may be many unwanted tasks running on your Google Chrome which occupies a lot of resources but you don’t know or you just ignore this point. This will also slow down your Google Chrome’s performance. You need to stop them to speed up your browser.

Open your Google Chrome, go to the three vertical dots>More tools> Task Manager, select the tasks that you want to stop, and then click End process.

stop unwanted tasks

Way 5: Use a Prediction Service to Load Pages More Quickly

There is another tip on how to speed up Google Chrome on Windows 10. That is to turn on network action predictions, which can make Google Chrome open webpages faster.

Step 1: Click the three vertical dots at the top right corner and then choose Settings.

Step 2: Expand Advanced in the left panel, select Privacy and security and turn on Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly.

use prediction service to load pages

Way 6: Clear Chrome Cache and Browsing Data

You need to regularly clear Chrome cache and browsing data to maintain a good performance. Here is the guidance:

Step 1: Enter chrome://settings/clearBrowserData with your browser.

Step 2: Then the window of “Clear browsing data” will pop up. You can set the Time range to All time to clear more data and then click Clear data.

clear chrome data

Step 3: Restart the Chrome to check the changes.

When you find your Google Chrome has slowed down, you can clean up computer to check if there is any harmful software on your computer and remove it in order to speed up your Chrome. And you can also choose to reset your browser to the default settings to fix the issue. No matter which way you select, first of all launch your Google Chrome, click More (the three vertical dots)>Settings> Advanced>Reset and clean up. And then go on Way 7 and Way 8.

Way 7: Find and Remove Harmful Software on Your Computer

To find and remove harmful software for your computer, you should:

Step 1: Under the section of Reset and clean up, choose Clean up computer.

choose clean up computer

Step 2: Click the Find button so that Chrome can find harmful software on your computer and remove it.

click the Find button

Step 3: Then Google Chrome will start to check for harmful software for your computer. If there is no malware, you will be prompted “No harmful software found”. If some malwares are found out, click Remove to remove them.

Way 8: Return Google Chrome to the Default Settings

To restore Google Chrome settings to their original defaults, you should:

Step 1: Click the option of Restore settings to their original defaults under the part of Reset and clean up.

restore settings to their original defaults

Step 2: Click Reset settings to confirm to reset the Google Chrome.

click Reset settings

Related Articles:
  1. How to Lock Google Search Engine Home Page
  2. 6 Ways to Speed up Google Chrome
  3. How to Fix Google Chrome Not Responding in Windows 10
  4. Fixed-Chrome Sync Bookmarks Not Working