How to Create a New Administrator Account on macOS

The operating system will install only a single admin account as default. But most of the times, your family or friends need a different admin account while using the same computer. So, you have to create a new administrator account on macOS by following the instructions given below.

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Here’s How to Create a New Administrator Account on macOS

•    Using Existing Administrator Account

  1.     Press on the Apple logo.
  2.    You will get this logo in the horizontal bar.
  3.     This bar is located on the upper side of the screen.
  4.    Select the System Preferences option.
  5.     This option is located in the pop-up menu.
  6.     Press on the Users and Groups option.
  7.     Press on the lock symbol.
  8.     Enter the password registered with the administrator account.
  9.     The steps as mentioned above are for adding and deleting accounts.
  10.   Press on the Add or Plus symbol for adding a new administrator account.
  11.    Press on the Create option.

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•    Using Single User Mode

  1.     Turn off your computer.
  2.    Click on the power key.
  3.     Keep pressing on the Cmd and S keys together on the system keyboard.
  4.    The computer will turn on in the Single User Mode.
  5.    You will see a black screen with a command.
  6.     Enter the below-mentioned command: mount –uw /
  7.    After that, press the Enter button.
  8.     Enter the below-mentioned command to delete Applesetupdone : rm /var/db/.Applesetupdone
  9.     Click on the Enter option.
  10.    At last, enter the below-mentioned command for rebooting the computer:
  11. reboot
  12.     After rebooting the computer, you will get the home screen.
  13.     Now, you can follow the steps and create a new administrator account for the computer.

Steps for Creating a New Standard User Account on Your macOS

  •     Press on the Apple Logo.
  •     This logo is given in the pop-up menu.
  •     Press on the User and Groups option.
  •     Press on the Lock symbol.
  •     This symbol is located on the left-hand side of the screen.
  •     It offers the password for the administrator account to turn on the preferences.
  •     Press on the Plus symbol given over the lock symbol,
  •     Start adding details for a new standard user account.
  •     Press on the Create option.
  •     Now, you have successfully created a standard user account.

Steps to Remove a User on Your macOS

  •     Press on the Apple symbol.
  •    This symbol is provided in the horizontal bar.
  •     This bar is located on the upper side of the screen.
  •     Select the System Preferences option given in the pop-up menu.
  •     Press on the Users and Groups option.
  •     Press on the lock symbol.
  •     Type the password linked with the admin account.
  •     Choose an admin account which you wish to remove.
  •     Press on the Minus icon given over the lock symbol.
  •    Click on the  Delete the home folder button.
  •     Press on the Delete User option.
  •     Now, the selected admin account gets removed from your computer.

Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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