How to Create and Remove Guest User on Mac: MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Running macOS Monterey/Big Sur/Catalina & Earlier

Last Updated on Aug 10, 2021

Mac is allowed to add a new user to Access personal Mac Computer. So why we don’t use it. Most of the macOS is supporting to add new Mac Users as an Administrator, Standard, Sharing Only, and Group. Moreover, Apple Unveiled Screen Time for Mac from macOS Catalina or Later. Using this feature we can set restrictions for App use and Other Activity running on the screen. Before that people only allow restrictions on guest/ Child login like Disable apps, Block website URLs and Disable or enable game center access. Get the Brief guide on how to create and delete a user in Mac OS. Here is the step-by-step guide for your Mac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacMini, and iMac.

Note: Before removing an account, please verify the Account name and contact user before removing data by deleting an account.

Guide to Create and delete a user On Your Apple Mac

Create – Make New Guest/ User Account Under the Administrator in Mac

  • Step 1: Go to the Apple Menu from the top menu bar, then click on System Preference,System preference for Mac OS X Yosemite
  • Step 2: Then open Users & Groups.Users & Groups for Mac OS X Yosemite
  • Step 3: Unlock for change Setting by entering a valid Mac password.
  • Step 4: For add new user as a guest or Child Click on the + icon from the left pane on windowAdd new users details with password
  • Step 5: Enter account name and Password that you want to be set as the login password.

Next, click on Create account. Wait for few seconds, Now, your Mac screen shows Multiple Accounts on the login screen with Guest users.

Disable the Guest User Account at Mac

This action will remove a guest user from login screen mac with any MacOS,

We can apply Restrictions for Guest users by disabling unused or unsecured accounts temporarily or permanently without delete accounts and Data or Stop guest user mac appeared on login screen. that’s the smart way to manage Multiple logging from an administrator account on mac. Follow the below steps,

  1. Go to the Apple Logo From Top mac Menu > System Preferences.finder-system-preferences-option-on-mac-2
  2. Click on “Users & Groups“.open-users-groups-option-on-mac-from-system-preferences
  3. Click on the Lock icon to Unlock the screen and Change.
  4. Select Standard “Guest user” > Uncheck “Allow user to administer this computer”.allow-user-to-administer-this-computer
  5. That’s it.

Now, your Guest account is disabled and won’t see on the Mac login screen.

Remove or Delete account on Mac

  • Step 1: Remove or Delete another account’s System Folders, Settings and more Go to the Users & Groups > Choose user’s account name from the right pane.Create and delete user in Mac OS X created account
  • Step 2: From the below click on – symbol.Basic Settings before delete user account
  • Step 3: Next click on the Delete button. (Before that you can see an option for what types of data you want to delete from the system like the home folder, Use for future reference you have to choose the Second option, Not for the show but saved in deleted user choose the first option).

Disable Guest User Mac Greyed Out

On Restart your Mac or Login screen is showing Guest user enabled but greyed out. That Means Guest User is disabled by the Administrator. and Re-Activate your Login on Mac. Follow the below steps. if you are Guest User and are you here then contact your admin.

  1. Go to the Apple Logo From Top mac Menu > System Preferences.finder-system-preferences-option-on-mac-2
  2. Click on “Users & Groups“.open-users-groups-option-on-mac-from-system-preferences
  3. Click on the Lock icon to Unlock the screen to access the items from window. Select Standard “Guest user” > Uncheck “Allow user to administer this computer“.allow-user-to-administer-this-computer
  4. That’s it.

How do I turn off the Password for Guest Users on My Mac?

As an Administrator, we can give permission for access to Guest account on mac to anyone without a password if you set previously. Or Change in the same way. Let’s follow the below steps for Turn off Password for Guest Login on Mac.

  1. Click on the Apple Logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.finder-system-preferences-option-on-mac-2
  2. Next, click on the Users & Groups
  3. Click on the lock icon to access the Guest account.reset-password-option-for-guest-user-on-mac-and-turn-off
  4. Now, Click on Reset Password Button to turn off Password or change the old password.reset-guest-user-password-or-turn-off-password-for-guest-user-on-mac
  5. Attention, Don’t Enter any password in any field, keep all the fields blank and click on Change password.turn-off-password-on-mac-and-allow-to-access-anyone-on-mac
  6. That’s it.

Now you are done, having any confusion on Create and delete user on Mac. More valuable tips for your Mac in future-friendly touch with us on social pages.

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