MAC Screen Sharing Security settings for Teams

These instructions apply only to devices using the MacOS operating system on Mac devices (such as iMacs and MacBooks). This info is not applicable to Apple iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads.

When trying to share your MacOS desktop or programs within MS Teams for the first time, you will get prompted to make security changes on your computer. The following steps should allow the security changes to be made:

  1. Click the Apple menu (the little apple in the top left of the screen)
  2. Then, go to System Preferences > Click Security & Privacy > Privacy tab.
  3. Click Screen Recording.
  4. Click the lock icon on the bottom left of the window to make changes.
  5. If required, enter the admin password for the computer. This should be the same as the login password. If it is a work computer, bought through BU and your password does not work, please contact the helpdesk.
  6. Finally, click the checkbox next to Microsoft Teams.
  7. A notification window will ask you to restart it. Agree.
  8. Then, try again and see if the issue persists.