How to Add Custom Lock Screen Message on Mac

If you frequently lock or unlock your Mac, or you share a separate account with guests on the same Mac, there are some situations where a Mac owner warns or provides information to other users of the same Mac regularly. For instance, if you want to give a reminder for a sheet stored on a Mac that needs to be appropriately edited or updated. While such information could delivered quickly via email, fast messages, or face-to-face conversation, it can easily overlooked or forgotten if not forwarded to the intended user. If you have a guest user on your Mac, here’s how to add a custom lock screen message on Mac running the latest macOS. 

Quick & Easy Guideline to Add Custom Messages on Mac Lock Screen

Below are the steps to add the custom lock screen message on Mac. But before that, look at what are the reasons to add text to your Mac login screen. 

Why add text to your Mac login screen

The text message can be the custom string of ringtones of your preferences or could offer vital information to a user on shared machines, or it could be a greeting message when you switch on the Mac computer. 

  • You can highlight your email/number; it could be helpful in searching for a misplaced Mac.
  • It could be the simple greeting message on your Mac lock screen.
  • It can be helpful for administrators of shared computers to offer information, usage rules, or login procedures on the login screen. 

Steps to add text to your Mac login screen

Step 1: Click on the Apple Logo from the left top corner of the Mac screen.

Step 2: Select System Settings… from the contextual menu.

Step 3: In the left pane, select Lock Screen.

Step 4: On the right side, enable the toggle next to Show Message When Locked, and then click on Set… Button.

Step 5: In the box “Set A Message to appear on the lock screen,” enter the desired message

Step 6: Atlast, click on OK to save it.

Fix Show Message when locked

Restart your Mac: The first solution you must give a try is when the feature is restarting the Mac computer. That’s because it gives a fresh restart. For that, click on the Apple Menu > Restarts… > Restart

If a normal restart isn’t fixing your problem, you can Force Restart your Mac. To do that, simultaneously press the Control + Command + Power Buttons until your device turns off. 

Update macOS: Check if your Mac computer is updated to the latest macOS. That’s because the corrupted macOS version could be the reason for various issues, including showing messages when locked and not working on Mac. To check it, head to the Apple Menu > System Settings… > General > Software Update. If available, click on Update Now

Final Verdict!

That’s It! This is how you can add a custom lock screen message on your Mac running the latest macOS. If the lock screen message doesn’t appear, we have mentioned troubleshooting tips to fix it. And if it still continuous, you can Contact the Apple Support Team.    

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