How to Reset User Account Password In MacBook Pro

If your MacBook Pro is shared among multiple people in your home, friend circle, or colleagues who use their own user account to access the computer, you may find yourself in situations when any of the users forgets their password.

If you hold an Admin account on your MacBook Pro running Mac (macOS High Sierra for this example), you can easily reset the forgotten account password.

Here’s how:

    Get to the Users & Groups window
    Click the Apple logo from the top-left corner, click System Preferences, and click Users & Groups from the System Preferences window. This opens the Users & Groups window. From here you can create or delete user accounts and groups, configure your MacBook Pro to automatically login to a user account you specify after booting, etc.


    Enter Edit Mode
    Click the Lock icon at the bottom of the window, enter your password (Admin account’s password) in the Password field, and click Unlock. This unlocks the list of other users and groups your MacBook Pro has. From this point onward, you can add or remove new users and groups, and make other modifications to those objects.


    Reset password

Select the user account you want to reset the password for (Peter Frank for this example) from the Other Users section in the left pane, click Reset Password from the right window, enter and re-enter a new password in the New password and Verify fields respectively, optionally enter a hint for your password in the Password hint field, and click Change Password. This resets the password for the selected user account. Upon resetting, you can safely close the Users & Groups window, log out, and ask the other user to log in to their account with the new password.





Note: You must inform all users that it is always a good idea to change their password upon logging in for the first time after the password is reset.
 
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