How to prevent MAC from asking for login repeatedly?

by Victoria Parker Digital Marketer

In this world of digital information, people have all their crucial information in their computer. Therefore, to keep your information and data safe and secure, you may have set a password or your device. But, it is also irritating when you are asked to enter the password over and over again. Mac also asks for the login password every time you start it, wake up, and switch user. If you don’t want to fill the password every time when you wake up your Mac from sleep or switch users, then you can disable the login password separately for each. 

Disabling the startup login on Mac

To skip the login screen that appears when you start your Mac, you can use automatic log in. Enabling this feature, skip the user selection as well as password screen. In order to enable automatic login, FileVault should be disabled in your Mac. Here is how to disable FileVault and turn on automatic login in Mac.

Steps to disable FileVault:

1.       Start your Mac and open ‘System Preferences.’

2.       Open ‘Security & Privacy.’

3.       Now, find and select ‘FileVault.’

4.       Type your Mac password when prompted.

5.       Then select ‘Turn Off FileVault.’

Once FileVault has been disabled in your Mac, you can go ahead and enable automatic login.

Steps to enable automatic login in your Mac:

1.       Open ‘System Preferences.’

2.       And jump into ‘Users & Groups’.

3.       Now, type your Mac password when prompted.

4.       Go to ‘Login Options’

5.       Look for Automatic Login option and click its dropdown button.

6.       Choose your user account from the dropdown list.

7.       And, provide the login password.

Automatic login will be enabled in your Mac, and you’ll not be asked for login. You’ll not even see the login screen. If you’ve different users in your Mac, then you can access them from the top menu pane. If you’re unable to enable automatic login in your Mac, then possibly you’re using iCloud account password for logging in to your device. You’ll need to change the login password in order to enable automatic login.

Disabling the wake-up login on Mac

After a few minutes, Mac goes to sleep in order to save power and protect the display. When you wake up your Mac from sleep, it will ask you again to login with your password, which is annoying many times. If you don’t want Mac to ask you for the password at wake up, then you’ll need to adjust the settings for it into Security & Privacy section of System Preferences. You can disable the wake-up login entirely as well as increase the locking time. Here is how.

1.       Open ‘System Preferences.’

2.       And jump into ‘Security & Privacy.’

3.       Go to ‘General.’

4.       Now, type your Mac password when prompted.

5.       Click and unmark the ‘Disable automatic login’ box.

6.       Click the dropdown button.

7.       Choose your user account from the dropdown list.

8.       And, provide the login password.

9.       Click ‘OK.’

10.   Now, click and unmark the ‘Require password’ box.

11.   Type the administrator password of your Mac.

12.   Now, choose a time to lock your Mac after sleeping or choose ‘Turn off Screen Lock’ to disable the wake-up login

13.   Choose the other options and save changes.

Now, after going to sleep, your Mac will lock after your determined time or not lock if you’ve turned the screen lock off.

Disabling the switch users log in on Mac

Even after disabling start up and wake up logins, your Mac still asks for login password when you switch users or change administrator settings. If you want to prevent Mac from asking for switch user login, then you’ll need to create a blank password for that account.

1.       Open ‘System Preferences.’

2.       And jump into ‘Users & Groups’.

3.       Now, type your Mac password when prompted.

4.       Select your username in the left menu.

5.       Click ‘Change Password.’

6.       Type your current password in the Old password field.

7.       And leave the New password and Verify field blank.

8.       Then click ‘Change Password.’

Now, you’ll be not asked for any password to access your account. You just have to click your user account icon to access your desktop.

Victoria Parker, writer of this blog loves to write and create awareness related to day-to-day internet threats. Major topics of her interest are printer support like hp printer support, canon printer support, dell printer support, etc. 

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