How to Change Your Password on Mac

To set up your Mac for the first time, you’ll have to create an account and password. Subsequently, whenever you need to log in, you’ll need to provide your username/password combination.

However, it is naturally advised to change passwords occasionally to ensure the security of your information. Passwords being used for too long can give people chances to figure it out.

This post provides a brief guide on changing the password on your Mac.

How to Change Your Password on Mac

Generally, it is advised to change your MacBook password at least every six months. However, hackers who enjoy breaking into computers remotely will benefit from using a password for too long.

However, if your MacBook is provided by your employer, you will have to abide by company procedures on when to change your password.

To change your password on your Mac, there are a few procedures you must follow, and they are:

Click the Apple icon – the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen.

Then, select “System Preferences.”

Next, look for the “Users & Groups” icon and click.

Then, select the account whose password you want to change – Admin or Guest, on the left panel.

Next, click “Password” at the top of the right panel, then select “Change Password,” – located beside the account name.

Then, type in the required information on the pop-up menu and click “Change Password.

If your Mac is connected to iCloud services, you’ll receive a notification requiring you to confirm your Mac password. Afterward, you may continue using iCloud services on your Mac.

Ori Otokpa

Ori is a medicine major, realtor, and content writer with over 5+ years of working experience. Through years of in-depth tech research and writing she has garnered sufficient knowledge to teach and help people find their way around tech. Ori’s goals are to broaden her expertise, travel the world, and go on as many adventures as possible.

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