How to Recover Mac Password

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Forgetting your Mac password can be a frustrating experience, but fear not! In this tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to recover your Mac password and regain access to your device.

Method 1: Reset Password using Apple ID

If you have linked your Apple ID with your Mac, you can use it to reset your password. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Restart your Mac and wait for the login screen to appear.

  2. Click on the question mark icon located next to the password field.

  3. Select “Reset it using your Apple ID” from the dropdown menu.

  4. Enter your Apple ID credentials.

  5. Create a new password and confirm it.

  6. Your Mac password is now reset!

Method 2: Use Recovery Mode

If you haven’t linked an Apple ID or if Method 1 didn’t work for you, you can try recovering your Mac password using Recovery Mode. Here’s how:

  1. Shut down your Mac completely.

  2. Press and hold the “Command” + “R” keys simultaneously and power on your Mac again.

  3. Select Disk Utility

    • In the macOS Utilities window, click on “Disk Utility” and then click “Continue”.

  4. Choose your Hard Drive

    • From the sidebar, select your startup disk and click on “Mount”.

  5. Open Terminal

    • In the Disk Utility menu, click “Utilities” and then select “Terminal”.

  6. Reset Password

    • Type “resetpassword” in the Terminal window and press “Enter”.

    • Select your user account from the list.

    • Enter a new password and confirm it.

  7. Restart your Mac

    • Quit Terminal and click on the Apple menu. Select “Restart” to reboot your Mac.

    Congratulations! You have successfully recovered your Mac password using Recovery Mode.

    Method 3: Contact Apple Support

    If both methods above didn’t work for you or if you are uncomfortable performing these steps yourself, don’t worry. You can always contact Apple Support for further assistance. They will guide you through the process of recovering your Mac password while ensuring data security.

    We hope this tutorial helped you recover your Mac password. Remember to always keep a record of your passwords in a safe place to avoid future inconveniences. Stay secure!

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