How to Change Mac Login Password

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to change your Mac login password! In this article, we will guide you step-by-step through the process. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Accessing System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu. You can also use the shortcut by pressing Command + Space and then typing “System Preferences” in the Spotlight search bar.

Step 2: Selecting Users & Groups

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Users & Groups” icon. This will open a new window where you can manage user accounts on your Mac.

Step 3: Authenticating

To make changes to user accounts, you need to provide authentication. Click on the lock icon in the bottom-left corner of the Users & Groups window. You may be prompted to enter your current login password.

Step 4: Changing Your Password

Once you have authenticated, select your user account from the left-hand sidebar. Then, click on the “Change Password” button located below your account information.

A new window will appear where you can enter a new password for your account. Make sure to create a strong password that includes a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols for enhanced security.


  • Passwords are case-sensitive. Be mindful of capitalization when entering your new password.
  • Aim for a unique password that is not easily guessable or related to personal information such as birthdays or names.

Step 5: Confirming the Change

After entering your new password, you will need to confirm it by typing it again in the “Verify” field. This ensures that you have typed it correctly and avoids any accidental mistakes.

Step 6: Completing the Process

Once you have entered and verified your new password, click on the “Change Password” button. A confirmation message will appear, indicating that your password has been successfully changed.

Congratulations! You have now changed your Mac login password. Remember to keep your new password secure and avoid sharing it with others.


  • If you have trouble remembering complex passwords, consider using a password manager to securely store them.
  • Regularly updating your passwords is a good security practice. Consider changing your Mac login password periodically.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of changing your Mac login password. If you have any further questions, feel free to explore our other tutorials or seek additional assistance from Apple Support. Happy computing!

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