OS X Mavericks: Change the login password

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Change the login password

It’s a good practice to change your login password from time to time to protect your privacy.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups.
  2. Click Change Password.
  3. Enter your current password in the Old Password field.
  4. Enter your new password in the New Password field, then enter it again in the Verify field.

    For help choosing a secure password, click the Key button next to the New Password field.

  5. Enter a hint to help you remember the password.

    The hint appears if you enter the wrong password three consecutive times, or if you click the question mark in the password field in the login window.

  6. Click Change Password.

If you forget your login password, see:

Reset a login password

Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
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