Changing Your Apple Macintosh Password

by awyatt · 0 comments

Got that great, sexy Mac, but need to change the password for your user account so others can’t get into your great, sexy Mac? (Or, perhaps, so that you can get into your own Mac just a bit easier?) Changing the password for a Mac user account just takes a few steps to accomplish. Assuming you are logged in, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Apple icon on the menu bar.
  2. Click System Preferences. The System Preferences dialog is displayed.
  3. In the System group click Accounts. The dialog box now looks like this:
  4. The Accounts dialog box

  5. In the list of accounts at the left of the dialog box, click the account whose password you want to change.
  6. Click Change Password. You’ll see a drop-down box appear.
  7. Enter your old password.
  8. Enter your new password.
  9. Verify your new password.
  10. Provide a password hint (recommended, but not mandatory.
  11. Click Change Password.
  12. Close the System Preferences dialog box.

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