How to set password on mac

To protect the privacy of your files and folders, you can set a password on mac. Through this tutorial you will learn about password protection for mac and how to protect the privacy of your content. The password will restrict the unauthorized person from using your computer.


Step # 1-Click on System preferences

To set a password, first of all, you will need to access the system preferences. You can do that by moving to the dock below or opening the “apple menu” and clicking on the “system preferences” option there.

Open System preferences

Step # 2 – Click on Security and Privacy button

Once it is opened, click on the “security and privacy” button which is located at the top of the window.

Select Security and privacy button

Step # 3 – Click on the unlock button

To make the changes here, you first need to click on the “lock” icon below the window.
With that done, a new window will appear where you will be required to type in the password. Since we haven’t assigned any password here, we will simply click on the “unlock” option.

Select the unlock button

Step # 4 – Set the time period

For password protection on mac tick on the checkbox titled “Require password”. You can set the time period the operating system asks for the password, after which it goes to sleep or the screen saver begins.

Set time for lock

Step # 5 –Change the settings of login

You can also make changes for all the accounts in this computer. For example disabling automatic login or requiring a password whenever someone wants to access system preferences.

Alter the settings on login

Step # 6 – Set time for logging out

You can even set the time after which the operating system will log out automatically when inactive and this will save your battery time.

Select number of minutes for logging out

Step # 7 – Customize the message

For a customized message to appear when the screen is locked, tick mark the option “show a message when the screen is locked”.

Write the message

Step # 8 – Select the lock icon

Now, click on the “lock” icon below to lock the changes that you made. This tutorial shows an easy way to set password on mac and protect your private content.

Click on the lock icon