How to Change Admin Password on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Changing the admin password on your Mac is an important step to ensure the security of your device and protect your personal information. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of changing the admin password on your Mac using a few simple steps.

Step 1: Accessing System Preferences

To change the admin password on your Mac, start by opening System Preferences. You can do this by clicking on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Security & Privacy

Once you have opened System Preferences, look for the “Security & Privacy” icon and click on it. This will open a new window with various security settings for your Mac.

Step 3: Unlocking Security Preferences

In order to make changes to your admin password, you need to unlock the security preferences. Click on the lock icon in the bottom-left corner of the window and enter your current admin password when prompted.

Step 4: Changing Admin Password

After unlocking the security preferences, click on the “Change Password” button. A new window will appear where you can enter your current password and then create a new one.

  • Type in Your Current Password: Enter your current admin password in this field.
  • Create a New Password: Enter a strong and unique password that you will use as your new admin password. Remember to include a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters for added security.
  • Verify Your New Password: Re-enter your new admin password to confirm it.

Once you have filled in all the required fields, click on the “Change Password” button to save your new admin password.

Step 5: Restarting Your Mac

After changing your admin password, it is recommended to restart your Mac to ensure that the changes take effect. You can do this by clicking on the Apple menu and selecting “Restart” from the dropdown menu.


If you forget your admin password in the future, you can use your Apple ID to reset it. On the login screen, click on the question mark icon and follow the instructions to reset your admin password using your Apple ID.

Changing your admin password regularly is an essential step in maintaining the security of your Mac. By following these simple steps, you can easily change your admin password and protect your personal information from unauthorized access.

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