OS X Yosemite: Change the login password

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Change the login password

It’s important to change your login password from time to time to protect your privacy.

If you’ve forgotten your login password you’ll need to reset it, see Reset a login password.

  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.

Published Date: Sep 14, 2017
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