How to Change Admin Full Name on MacOS Mojave, High Sierra and Earlier

Now, you want to do modify/change Admin full name on Mac then its little change than the earlier version of OS X. But we’re putting here’s the method for MacOS Mojave, High Sierra and earlier. Would you want to do change your Mac Full name then do as I text in the step? Admin Full name on Mac Showing as a username, Let’s change Admin Full name on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac and Mac Mini.

A user’s full name can be changed by an administrator or by the User of Mac. The Full name of System doesn’t need to be the same as the home folder name or the account name (Short name).

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Edit Full Name – Change Admin Full Name on MacOS Mojave (10.14), High Sierra, MacOS Sierra, EI Capitan, Yosemite  

You’ve to follow beneath given steps one by one to modify User/ Admin name of your Apple laptop (MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac).

Step 1. Go to Apple Menu

Step 2. Select System Preferences

Step 3. Click on User & Groups

Step 4. If the Lock icon left-bottom corner side is locked then click on it and Unlock; Enter the Admin name and Password if prompted.How to Change Admin full Name on Mac OS X Yosemite

Step 5. Now, you’ll appear users list from them, open a shortcut menu by Control-clicking the user that you want to rename.

Step 5.1: Now, Unlock the settings pane by clicking on lock icon at the bottom on window,

Change admin full after unlock settings

Step 6. Let now, Choose ‘’Advanced options’’ from the shortcut menu.(Right click on name)

Update admin name on Mac

Step 7. Change the name in the ‘’Full name’’ field, and then Click OK.

Update or change admin full name on OS X Mac

That’s it. We hope these all steps become helpful for the Apples latest OS X Yosemite users. If you’ve installed Mac OS X 10.9 or earlier OS X then go beneath and follow these steps to change full name of your Apple System.

Way to Change Full Name on Mac – Version OS X 10.9 and earlier

Step 1. Go to Apple Menu, Top corner of the screen of a desktop

Step 2. Select System Preferences

Step 3. Click on either User & Groups or Accounts, it’s depending on which version you’re using.

Step 4. Now, Select the user from the list.

Step 5. Change the name in the ‘’Full name’’ filed.

That’s it. Stop now. We know that from above tutorial of Change Admin full Name on Mac OS X Yosemite as well as OS X 10.9 and earlier Such as MacOS Mojave, MacOS High Sierra, EI Capitan, Mavericks, Mavericks, Mountain lion etc. We’ll serve the way for change home directory name of Mac OS X later. So connect with us don’t go away from us.

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  1. please help me!! I didnt only change the full name, but i also changed the account name. Now when I want to unlock the lock icon it asks me for username and password and I cant get it to unlock because it doesnt recognize the username (I didnt change the password) WHAT CAN I DO???!!

    • Sorry, you can’t change the username of your Mac system.

      And Here’s change Account name. For authenticate, you have to use Username and password. Don’t use New Account name for unlock.

      Thank You! Don’t be confuse. Be clear and follow the guide.

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