Lost your password on macOS? Don’t panic, there is probably a solution to regain quick access to your data. In this tutorial, we will see how to recover your password through another administrator account or through the recovery partition of the disk.
You forgot your Mac password or you use multiple accounts on your Mac and forgot the password for one of the accounts. Don’t panic: the operating system macOS allows you to reset the password in several ways and depending on the situation. Keep in mind, however, that these solutions will not always work, depending on different conditions (forgetting Apple ID, old operating system, active FileVault, etc.). With that said, here’s how you can try to reset your Mac password.
Your new password should be confirmed and the old one forgotten. You should normally be able to log in again with this new password.
If this method doesn’t work, or if you’ve linked your user account to your Apple ID, you can use your Apple ID to reset your login password.