When you wake up your Mac, does it continually ask for your computer password? After restarting, waking from sleep, or dismissing your screen saver, your Mac will ask you to log in using your password by default.
How to Make Mac Login Not Require a Password. Never enter a password again to log in to your Mac when it’s powered down.
For security concerns, a password-protected computer is a smart option. However, you might want your Mac to cease waking up from sleep and asking you to check in every time.
As previously indicated, macOS will prompt you to sign in if you haven’t done so in a while. To obtain access to your computer, you will need to input your credentials.
This can be advantageous because it protects your Mac from illegal access if you leave it unattended. This is particularly true if you’re using your MacBook in public.
Others can access your papers, passwords, and other essential data stored on your Mac when you are not using it. This might include your credit cards or any passwords stored in Safari.
However, if you don’t think you need this security, you can turn it off for faster access. If you simply use your Mac at home, for example, you might not need it. I’ll show you how to accomplish it and turn off your Mac’s screen lock in this article.
Disable Mac login password
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Select Security & Privacy from the drop-down menu.
- Uncheck the Require password [number of minutes] after sleep or screen saver begins box on the General tab.
- To modify this setting, you will be prompted for an administrator password. Click OK after entering your password.
- “Are you sure you want to switch off screen lock?” a popup will ask. The popup also highlights the importance of this choice – see screenshot below. Apple simply wants to make sure you understand what you’re doing. Click the Turn Off Screen Lock button if you’re still not convinced. If you’re still not sure, simply click Cancel.
- If you’re using iCloud Keychain, you’ll be asked whether you want to disable it. You can turn it off or keep using Keychain depending on your situation. However, please be aware of the danger: Your iCloud Keychain data is accessible to anyone who has access to your Mac.
- Many individuals, on the other hand, use iCloud Keychain to sync their passwords across all of their devices, and if you’re comfortable disabling your Mac’s screen lock, you won’t have to worry about others accessing vital information on your Mac.
That’s all there is to it. Your login password has been successfully deactivated. You’ll notice that the “Require Password” option is unchecked in System Preferences > Security & Privacy. You can uncheck this box if you change your mind later.
Don’t worry, it’s much easier to turn it on than it is to turn it off. Simply choose it by clicking the box, and you’re done.
Finally, if you removed this option just for the sake of convenience, you may now need to pay closer attention to your security. If you have sensitive data on your Mac, don’t give others access to it.