How to Reset Mac User Account Password

If you are unable to log in to your Mac because you have forgotten your password, fret not, this is a problem fairly easy to fix.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to reset your Mac’s password using macOS Utilities. Let’s dive into it.

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Resetting Mac User Account Password

  1. Restart your Mac, hold down Command + R when you see the Apple Logo.
  2. apple logo
  3. You will be greeted with macOS Utilities dialogue box when it’s loaded.
  4. macOS Utilities
  5. Select Utilities > Terminal from the top menu.
  6. mac terminal
  7. In Terminal, type resetpassword and hit Return.
  8. reset password command
  9. In the Reset Password dialogue box, click "Forgot all passwords" to reset password for all user accounts.
  10. select forgot password
  11. Click"Set Password"and enter new password for each user.
  12. set passwords
  13. Click "Exit to Recovery Utilities", restart your Mac and re-login with your new password.
  14. exit recovery

Hope this helps.