How to setup a guest account on Mac OS X [Guide]

Having a guest account on your PC sometimes comes in handy . If a friend of yours wants to use your Mac and you’ve got files open , you can just switch to a guest account to prevent your friend from closing your files accidentally . To set-up a guest account , follow the step by step tutorial outlined below .

How to set-up a Guest account on Mac OS

Step 1 : Open “System Preferences” from your dock or click on the apple logo to find it .

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Step 2 : Once System Preferences window opens , head to the “System” section and click on “Accounts” or “Users & Groups“.

Step 3 : In the Accounts/Users & Groups window , you’ll see a list of accounts created on your Mac . To add a new account , click the padlock to be enable editing and then click on the + button located under the accounts list .

Step 4 : Once you press the + button , you’ll be asked to fill in the account information’s . Untick “Allow user to administer this computer” since it’s a guest account

Step 5 : To add a picture for the guest account , click the “Picture” tab next to the accounts list and choose an image .


Step 6 : If you’d like to disable certain applications in the guest account , click on “Parental Controls” tab and tick the applications that you want to disable .

Step 7 : You’re done now . Click on the padlock again to lock it and prevent editing .


Having a guest account comes in handy when you don’t want someone to close your documents or applications accidentally while using your Mac or in some cases , to prevent people from actually sneaking into your folders and files .

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