Few easy tips to create a User Account on your Mac

For some reason, you need to share your Mac with other people in your household or office, and at this point, you will want to create a new user account for each person. Creating a separate user account in Mac is often a good idea, as each person can have different settings, such as iCloud account information, app preferences, and desktop wallpaper. Plus, they can take control of their own data and files, thereby effectively sharing the same computer but not the same files, and at the same time avoiding disturbing each other’s files. And in this tutorial, we will be showing you how to create a new user account on your Mac, plus how to delete it. Take a look.

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How to create a new user account on the Mac

Step 1: Open System Preferences from the Apple menu.

Step 2: Select Users & Groups.

Step 3: Click on the lock icon in the lower left corner of your Mac’s screen to make changes.

Step 4: You are prompted to enter your administrator password.

Step 5: Click on Unlock.

Step 6: Click on the plus sign button underneath the list of user accounts to bring up the New Account pop-up menu.

Step 7: You will now set the new user’s account type:

  • Administrator: An administrator can take control of most Mac’s functions, including managing other users on the Mac, installing apps, changing settings. You can have multiple administrator accounts on the Mac.
  • Standard: Standard user accounts are set up by the Mac administrator account. A standard user can install apps and change settings, and can’t, of course, add other users or change other users’ settings.
  • Managed with parental controls: It would be best to set up this type of account for kids or anyone else who is brand-new to the Mac. With this account, an administrator can restrict what a user can do and at the same time control that person’s actions on the Mac.
  • Sharing only: Sharing-only users are able to can access the shared files remotely, but are not allowed to log in or change settings on the Mac.
  • Group: A Group account can be used by multiple users. They are all given the same access privileges for a folder or a file.

It’s good to be aware that you can still enable administrator access and even parental controls after creating an account successfully, therefore, don’t worry about not ensuring what to set.

Step 8: Once you have selected the type, fill in the rest of the information. We recommend using a password hint if the user (or you) forgets the password.

Step 9: Lastly, click on Create User.

How to delete a user account

Step 1: Open System Preferences from the Apple menu.

Step 2: Select Users & Groups.

Step 3: Click on the lock icon in the lower left corner of your Mac’s screen to make changes.

Step 4: You are prompted to enter your administrator password.

Step 5: Click on Unlock.

Step 6: Click on the minus sign button underneath the list of user accounts.

That’s it. Do you have any questions or concerns about how to create a new user account on your Mac, plus how to delete it? Do let us know by commenting below.

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