How to Disable Password Login on a Mac (with Pictures)

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How to Disable Password Login on a Mac (with Pictures)
How to Disable Password Login on a Mac (with Pictures)
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Disabling password login on a Mac is a simple one or two step procedure. To do this, open System Preferences and change some settings in 'Users & Groups'. If you have FileVault enabled, you must first disable it before you can disable password login again.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Disabling FileVault

Turn Off Password Login on a Mac Step 1

Step 1. Click on the Apple icon

It's the Apple logo in the top left corner of the main menu.

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Step #2. Click on System Preferences

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Step 3. Click on the icon of 'Security & Privacy'

This looks like a house.

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Step 4. Click on FileVault

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Step 5. Click on the padlock

This can be found in the lower left corner of the window.

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Step 6. Type in your password

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Step 7. Click on Unlock

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Step 8. Click Disable FileVault

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Step 9. Click Restart and Disable Encryption

The Mac will restart.

Part 2 of 2: Disabling automatic login

Turn Off Password Login on a Mac Step 10

Step 1. Click on the Apple icon

It's the Apple logo in the top left corner of the main menu.

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Step #2. Click on System Preferences

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Step 3. Click on the 'Users and groups' icon

This looks like the silhouette of a person.

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Step 4. Click on the padlock to log in as an administrator

This can be found in the lower left corner of the window.

  • Type your password.
  • Click Unlock or press ↵ Enter.
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Step 5. Click Login Options

You will find this in the left frame at the bottom.

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Step 6. Click on the 'Log in automatically' drop-down menu

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Step 7. Click on a user account

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Step 8. Type in the password

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Step 9. Press ⏎ Return

This user account is now set up to log in automatically without having to enter a password.

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