Password Protect Your Macintosh

August 29, 2011 / Updated: August 29, 2011 / Lena Shore


How do I password protect my computer when I first turn it on? I have it password protected when it’s been on and goes into hibernation. I want to have to put in a password when the computer is first turned on. Thought it was but discovered it wasn’t. Don’t want any eyes in my stuff!!


Apple –> System Preferences –> Users and Groups –> Login Options –> Automatic Login: OFF

You will probably need to “unlock” that last section to access it with your admin password.


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Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.

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