How to Change My Mac Password

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

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

Changing Your Mac Password

If you want to change your Mac password, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can press Command + Spacebar to open Spotlight and search for “System Preferences.”

Step 2: Open Users & Groups

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Users & Groups” icon. It is represented by two people’s Silhouettes.

Step 3: Authenticate

Click on the lock icon in the bottom-left corner of the Users & Groups window. You will be prompted to enter your current username and password.

Note: This step ensures that only authorized users can make changes to user accounts on your Mac.

Step 4: Select Your User Account

In the sidebar of the Users & Groups window, find and click on your user account name.

Step 5: Change Your Password

In your user account settings, click on the “Change Password” button located beneath your account picture.

  • Type in your current password in the “Old Password” field.
  • Type in a new password in the “New Password” field.
  • Retype your new password in the “Verify” field to confirm it.

Note: Make sure your new password is strong and secure. Consider using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Step 6: Save Changes

Once you have entered your old and new passwords, click on the “Change Password” button to save the changes.


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

In this tutorial, we learned how to change our Mac password by navigating through System Preferences, selecting our user account, and updating our password in the account settings.

Remember: Regularly changing your passwords helps protect your personal data and maintain the security of your Mac.

We hope this article was helpful in guiding you through the process. Feel free to explore other tutorials on our website for more useful tips and tricks!

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