Password protecting a Mac is one of the best things you need to do to keep your computer from prying eyes. If you are one of those who frequently hand your Mac to other people or you simply forgot your admin user account password, you will probably want to reset the password on your computer to make sure that everything is safe.
The process of resetting the password on your Mac might not be known to many folks. That’s exactly what we will show you how to do in this post. Before proceeding with our step-by-step guide, note that the steps below work only for those who are running macOS Sierra.
Steps to reset the password on a macOS Sierra-based computer
Step one: First off, you need to reboot your Mac. Once your Mac’s screen goes black, make sure that you hold down COMMAND + R keys to boot your Mac into recovery mode
Step two: Next up, from the MacOS Utilities screen, all you need to do is to click on the Utilities menu. After that, select Terminal from the pull-down menu
Step three: Once Terminal finishes loading, you simply need to type the following command: resetpassword
Step four: You now need to press the Return key to bring up the Reset Password tool on your Mac. After that, select your user account or admin account you wish to reset the password for
Step five: From the Reset Password screen, you need to enter a new password, verify your password and enter a password hint. After that, you need to click on “Next” to proceed
Step six: On the next screen, select Restart. When your Mac finishes booting up, you simply need to enter the newly-reset password to login to your computer.
That’s all you need to do to reset a password on your Mac running macOS Sierra.
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