A MacBook is a personal device that can store a lot of personal user’s information. In order to protect personal data any user can set up a password for his profile in Mac OS. Without knowing this password it will not be possible to log into the system. In this article, we propose to consider how to change the password for a Mac account or delete it.
Table of contents: 1. How to change password on Mac 2. How to remove password on Mac
How to change password on Mac
On any computer running Mac OS operating system, only the administrator can change the password for the administrator’s account. In this case administrator is also given the opportunity to change passwords of other users, if they are created.
Please note: In this article, we will look at how to change the administrator’s password on a Mac, because this is the most common need.
To change your password on a MacBook, iMac or another computer on Mac OS, you need to click on the apple icon in the upper left corner, and then select “System Preferences” in the drop-down menu.
You are going to see a list of all computer settings. Here go to the “Users and Groups” section, which contains information about all users of this particular computer. In this section, you can change the password, and also create a new user, if necessary.
In the “Users and Groups” section in the left part of the window, select the user whose password you would like to change. In this case, we consider the option of changing the administrator’s password, so you need to select this profile. In the right part of the window click on the “Change Password” item.
You are going to see a pop-up window where you need to enter the old password and the new password (twice). When all the required fields are filled in, click “Change Password”.
Please note: It is recommended to use the “Hint” field, but do not type there anything that would clearly point at the password, since you can see the hint after several failed password entries.
How to remove password on Mac
For security reasons, Apple has banned users from deleting their password with one of the Mac OS updates. Since this time, you cannot create a user on a MacBook or another Mac computer without a password. The only option to log in to a computer without a password is to use the “Guest” account, which is created by default.
Please note: In older Mac OS versions, it is possible to remove the password for any account. To do this, click “Change password”, then enter the old password, and leave the fields for the new password blank.