How to Enable or Create a Guest User Account on Mac

Summary

If you want to know how to enable a Guest User account on Mac, we will show you how to set up your Mac to make it in this guide.

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June 30, 2015

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We all want to keep our private data safe, and confidential documents from spying by other people on our Mac. Sometimes, our friends or family members want to use our Mac to check their emails or search information they need for a moment. There is no doubt that we don't want them to see our private informant on Mac. How to find a good solution to make the best of both worlds? In this guide, we will show you how to set up your Mac to create a Guest User account to allow others to use Mac with maintaining security and privacy.

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How to Enable or Create a Guest User for Mac OS X

Step 1. Launch System Preferences.

How to Create a Guest User for Mac OS X – Step 1

How to Create a Guest User for Mac OS X – Step 1

Step 2. Click on "Users & Groups" icon in the System Preferences window.

How to Create a Guest User for Mac OS X – Step 2

How to Create a Guest User for Mac OS X – Step 2

Step 3. Locate the lock icon to unlock it, and then fill in the administrator name and password.

How to Enable or Create a Guest User for Mac OS X – Step 3

How to Enable or Create a Guest User for Mac OS X – Step 3

Step 4. Click on Guest User and check the box for "Allow guests to log in to this computer".

Step 5. You can check the option of "Enable parental controls" to control the guest users' access. And click on "Open Parental Controls" button to set up.

Step 6. You can set up if the guest has access to folders on another computer on the network by checking the option "Allow guest users to connect to shared folders".

How to Enable or Create a Guest User for Mac OS X

How to Enable or Create a Guest User for Mac OS X

The Bottom Line

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