Forgot your Mac’s password?

It’s easy to panic if you get locked out of your Mac, but you can reset it and get back in fairly easy thanks to Apple’s built-in tool.

Dusting off and powering up an old MacBook only to realize you can’t remember the password is a frustrating experience. Each failed login attempt can cause confusion and even panic. Don’t worry, though. Apple knows that a forgotten password situation is a personal hell that many of us run into, which is why the MacOS software includes built-in features for this exact situation.