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How to Bypass Mac Security Setting When Installing ScreenConnect

These are general instructions for bypassing the Mac security setting. This will work when installing ScreenConnect or any other software not approved by Apple.

Open your Mac’s System Preferences (by clicking on the Apple logo on the top left corner of your screen) and click the Security & Privacy icon.

security mac settings

If your settings are locked, click on the lock icon

lock iconon the bottom left corner of the window and enter the admin password.

Click the Open Anyway button in the General tab. This tells your Mac that it’s okay to open the ScreenConnect app you just downloaded.

open anyway

In the dialogue box that comes up, click Open to confirm that you want to open the ScreenConnect app.

ScreenConnect should then run normally and you should see the little GGIT ScreenConnect icon in the Menu Bar at the top.