How to Create New User on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Creating a new user on Mac is a simple process that allows you to provide separate accounts for different individuals sharing the same computer. Whether you want to set up a guest account or add a new user for your family member or colleague, Mac offers an easy way to do it. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a new user on Mac.

Step 1: Accessing System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu at the top left corner of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select “System Preferences”.

Step 2: Selecting Users & Groups

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Users & Groups” option. This will open up the Users & Groups settings.

Step 3: Unlocking the Settings

In order to make changes to user accounts, you need administrative access. Click on the lock icon at the bottom left corner of the window and enter your administrator password when prompted.

Step 4: Adding a New User

Once you have unlocked the settings, click on the “+” (plus) button located below the list of current users. This will bring up a pop-up window where you can add a new user.

Step 4.1: Choose Account Type

In this window, you can choose between three different types of accounts:

  • Administrator Account: This type of account has full access to all system settings and can make changes to other user accounts as well.
  • Standard Account: A standard account is suitable for everyday use and does not have administrative privileges.
  • Managed with Parental Controls: This account type allows you to set restrictions and parental controls for younger users.

Step 4.2: Fill in User Details

After selecting the account type, fill in the user’s full name, account name, password, and password hint. Make sure to choose a strong password to ensure the security of the account.

Step 5: Additional Options

If you want to provide additional options for the new user, you can click on the “Create User” button first and then make changes in the Users & Groups settings.

Step 5.1: Account Picture

To add an account picture, click on the current picture placeholder and select an image from your computer or capture one using your webcam.2: Login Items

Login items are applications or processes that automatically launch when a user logs in. To add login items for the new user, click on the “Login Items” tab and then click on the “+” (plus) button to add applications or files.

Step 6: Save Changes

After you have filled in all the necessary details and made any additional changes, click on the “Create User” button to save your changes. The new user will now be added to your Mac.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a new user on your Mac.

Each user can now log in with their own credentials and access their personalized settings and files. Remember to keep track of any passwords you create and regularly update them for security purposes.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of creating a new user on Mac. Enjoy using your Mac with multiple user accounts!

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