Changing the password on your Mac is a simple and hassle-free process. While changing your password, anyone must make sure that it is long and unique. Also, it is essential to set a password that is not easy to guess but easy to remember. Remember your password is not the same as your Apple ID login password. It is advised not to use the same password for multiple accounts. For security reasons, it is mandatory to change your account passwords periodically. Changing your password on macOS is as easy as a few clicks on your Mac. All you need is your current password to unlock your Mac first. If you want to know everything about How to Change Password on MacBook, you should check out this article.
How to Change Password on MacBook
1. Firstly, click the Apple Menu icon in the top-left corner of the screen, and then choose System Preferences.
2. Click on the Users & Groups option from the System Preferences window.
3. In the Users and Groups window on the sidebar, select the account where you want to change the password.
4. Click on the Change Password button next to the username.
6. A pop-up window will show up asking for the old and new passwords. Input the old password of your macOS followed by the new password you want to change it to, and then verify the new password again. Next, you can add a hint (not mandatory). Once if you fill out all the fields, click the Change Password button.
7. If you are signed in to an iCloud account on your Mac, you will get a notification that asks you to confirm your Mac password for the continued use of the iCloud services on the Mac. Select the notification to open the Apple ID settings in System Preferences.
8. Finally, enter your Apple ID password and your new Mac password to continue using iCloud.
Once that is done, your Mac password is changed, and you will need to use the new password to Log in to your Mac from then.
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How to Change the Password on Mac without the Current Password
If you don’t remember your current password and are locked out of your Mac, you can change your password to a new one and regain access to your Mac. For this, you will need your Apple ID and password.
Change the Password on MacBook using Apple ID
1. Select the Question mark next to the password field
2. Then, click the arrow next to Reset it using your Apple ID.
3. To proceed, you should key in your Apple ID and password. Further, click Next.
4. Finally, Mac will give prompt you to enter a new password and verify it. Once you do that, you can log into your Mac using your new password.
Reset using Admin User to Change the Password on Mac
This option only works if your Mac has multiple user accounts and you still have access to the Admin account. You can reset the password for other accounts using your Admin User account. Here is how you do it.
1. Log in to the Admin user account.
2. Click on the Apple menu and go to System Preferences.
3. Next, select the Users & Groups option.
4. Click on the Lock symbol available from the bottom left. Then, enter the Admin name and Password. Click the Unlock button.
5. Further, choose the user account for which you need to do a password reset.
6. Finally, select the Reset Password button to create a new password.
7. You shall log out of your admin account from the Apple menu by selecting Log Out Admin.
8. Now, you need to enter the new password to log in to your account.
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We have discussed a couple of ways to change your password on your Mac. The second option is situational but is very handy in case you forget your Mac Password. If you cannot change the macOS password in any of the ways, you shall get assisted if you contact Apple Support. For more fun tips and tricks on your Apple devices, check out our blog.