How to delete your Mac login password

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Delete your account's Mac login password

Want to find out what you need to do to be able to delete the Mac login password for your account? Then read the instructions on what to do that you find below. I anticipate right away that you can succeed in your intent two different ways. You choose the one you prefer, the reont is exactly the same in both cases.



In any case, keep in mind that while removing the password request when logging on to the Mac, you will still have to type it in all other circumstances in which it is requested, for example when it is necessary to authorize the installation of new ones. applications.


1 method

The first step you need to take if you want to delete the Mac login password for your account is to click on the icon System Preference (Quella with l 'gear) that you find on Dock bar, in Launchpad or in the folder Applications. Alternatively, you can access it by clicking on the bitten apple in the upper left part of the menu bar and then selecting the appropriate wording from the menu that appears.


In the window that you will see appear on the desktop at this point, click on Users and Groups, select the wording Login options at the bottom left then locate the menu Automatic login on the right and select the your username from the menu you see appear. Then type the password currently in use for your account in the appropriate field and click on OK. Done!


Please note: If you are unable to perform the above steps because the macOS system preferences are blocked, first click on the closed padlock found at the bottom left of the window on the screen, type your current password in the appropriate field displayed and then click on the button Unlock. Once this is done, you should be able to tweak the system preferences as I have indicated.

2 method


In addition to, as I have shown you a moment ago, you can, as anticipated a few lines above, you can delete the password for accessing the Mac by putting into practice an alternative procedure. You ask me which one? I'll point it out to you mediately. First, always click on the icon of System Preference (Quella with l 'gear) that you find on Dock bar, in Launchpad or in the folder Applications. Again, you can access it by clicking on the bitten apple in the upper left part of the menu bar and then selecting the appropriate wording from the menu that appears.


In the window that you will see appear on the desktop, click on the wording Security and Privacy, select the tab Generali and remove the check from the box Disables automatic login. Then type the password associated with your account in the field that you see appear, click on the button OK and it's done.

Please note: Again, you are unable to carry out the above steps because the macOS system preferences are blocked, first press the button with the closed padlock which is at the bottom left of the window on the screen, enter your current password in the appropriate field displayed and then press the button Unlock.

In case of second thoughts

Have you performed the above steps to delete the Mac login password but now have you thought about it and would like to retrace your steps? It can be done. Basically, you have to do the reverse procedure than the one above. More precisely, the first step you need to take is to go to System Preference clicking on the relevant icon (the one with thegear) that you always find on the Dock bar, in Launchpad or in the folder Applications or by clicking on Apple logo at the top left of the menu bar and choosing the appropriate item from the menu that opens.


In the window that opened on the desktop, click on the item Users and Groupsi, select al Login options at the bottom left and choose the option Inactive from the menu that you find next to the item Auto login: on the right. And voila!

Alternatively, you can activate the password request again by going to the section Security and Privacy of the system preferences main screen and then ticking the box next to the item Disables automatic login.

Please note: In case you are unable to perform the above steps because the Mac system preferences are not clickable, first press the button with the closed padlock which is at the bottom left of the window on the desk, type your password in the appropriate field displayed and then press the button Unlock.

Delete the Mac login password when you forget it

Have you forgotten your user account password and can't log in to your Mac so you can't even delete the relevant request? No problem. The thing, as mentioned at the beginning, is solvable ... provided, of course, that you are the legitimate owner of the reference account. To find out how to keep reading, find out everything in detail below.

Reset via another account

If another account with administrator privileges is configured on the Mac and you have the ability to access it, you can use it to reset your account password so that you can then proceed with its deletion. To do this, log in to the other administrator account agolable on the Mac, go to System Preference as seen together in the previous lines and click on the item Users and groups from the window you see appearing on your desk.

Then select theaccount to unlock from the left sidebar, check that the padlock at the bottom it is unlocked (e if not, press it and type the password of the account currently in use) and click on the button Reset password.

In the window that opens, type the new password to use, enter it again in the field below and click on the button Change Password to save and apply the changes. Mission accomplished! You can now go back to the macOS login screen and log into your account using the new password set for it.

Once you have logged into your account you will finally be able to put into practice the instructions I gave you at the beginning of the guide to proceed with the removal of the password.

Reset via Apple ID

In some versions of macOS it is possible to reset the password of a user account using the Apple ID if the option is enabled in the system preferences of the Mac (System Preferences> Users and Groups> Allow User to Reset Password with Apple ID). In cases where the option is agolable, in order to use this possibility, you must first enter an incorrect passworda for three times.

If after doing this you see a message appear indicating that it is possible to reset the password via Apple ID, press the button with the freccia verse destra that is next to the latter and follow the instructions appears on the screen to reset the password of the Mac user account. Once you have logged back into your account, you can delete the password for accessing the Mac as seen together in the previous lines .

Reset file FileCurrency

Is FileVault disk encryption enabled on your Apple computer? Then stay on the macOS login screen for about a minute and then you will see a message appear according to which, by pressing the off button, your Mac will reboot into recovery mode and allow you to reset your account password using FireVault.

Then turn off the Mac, wait for the recovery mode to start, put the check mark next to the item I forgot the password and follow the onscreen instructions to reset the macOS password. You can then delete the password request as I indicated at the beginning of the post.

Further useful solutions

Despite having followed the instructions I gave you in the previous lines, have you still not been able to delete the forgotten Mac login password? So let me give you a trivial but often overlooked hint: try repeating one or more of the steps above making sure you type the characters correctly in upper or lower case. If your keyboard has the caps Lock active, the password field shows the symbol Caps Lock, Or a freccia rivolta verse l'alto.

If, despite my indications and suggestions, you think you need more details on the practices to be undertaken to succeed in the enterprise, you can refer to the appropriate information page attached to the section of the Apple website dedicated to support for its products and operating systems.

Finally, if the situation becomes more complicated than it should and you are unable to delete the forgotten password of your account on the Mac in any way, what I can suggest you to do is to format the computer thus going to reinstall the operating system e, consequently, to create a new user account. keep it in mind, will reont in the inevitable loss of all data on your computer, unless a backup copy has been created.



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