Change Admin Full Name on macOS Monterey/Big Sur/Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra and Earlier

Last Updated on Jul 26, 2021

Now, you want to do modify/change Admin’s full name on Mac then it’s a little change than the earlier version of OS X. But we’re putting here’s the method for the latest macOS & Older macOS. 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 the 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 Monterey/Big Sur, MacOS Catalina, macOS Mojave (10.14), High Sierra, macOS Sierra, EI Capitan, Yosemite  

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You’ve to follow beneath given steps one by one to modify the 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
Users and Groups on Mac System Preferences settings
Users and Groups on Mac System Preferences settings
  • 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.Change admin full after unlock settings
  • 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 a lock icon at the bottom of the window,
  • Step 6. Let now, Choose ‘’Advanced options’’ from the shortcut menu. (Right-click on the name)
  • Update admin name on Mac
    • Step 7. Change the name in the ‘’Full name’’ field, and then click OK.
    Change Full Name on Mac's Name
    Change Full Name on Mac’s Name

    Earlier macOS:

    Update or change admin full name on OS X Mac

    That’s it. We hope these all steps become helpful for Apple’s 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 the 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 the above tutorial of Change Admin full Name on Mac OS X earlier Such as Catalina, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, EI Capitan, Mavericks, Mavericks, Mountain lion, etc. We’ll serve the way for the 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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