How to Add a Guest User in your MacBook Pro

Mar 16, 2018
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Tired of people constantly asking you to let them use your MacBook? It is quite obvious to feel a certain amount of discomfort to let other people use your PC. It is called a personal computer for a reason after all. And this happens too often with MacBook Pro users since there is a ton of added functionality which isn’t there on Windows PCs.

If you are looking for a way out of this mess, the easiest thing is to say a flat out ‘no. However, this is not always possible. So the other best option you have is to quickly create a guest user ID on your MacBook Pro and allow them the access of your PC only via that ID. This will let the person use your MacBook and at the same time it will not give them a chance to go through any of your personal files. Follow the steps below to learn how to do this:

Step 1
Open the ‘System Preferences’ tab from the dock menu at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2
In the ‘System Preferences’ window click on the ‘Users & Groups’ tab.

Step 3
In the users and groups window click on the lock symbol below and enter your ‘Administrator Id’ and ‘Password’ when prompted.

Step 4
Click on the small ‘+’ icon at the right bottom corner of the window.

Step 5
Now you will be able to add ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ for the new user account. Then click on the 'Create User Button'.

Step 6
In the next window that pops up click on the ‘Turn Off Automatic Login’ option. This will ensure that your account does not get logged in if someone else turns on your PC.
 
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