You can set up Mac to allow login without entering password. This allows you to start working right away on your Mac at any time without having to login every time with a password.
Login to Mac Without Entering Password
While it is possible to configure a Mac to allow direct access without asking for a Login Password, you need to be aware that this setting is not recommended if you have confidential files or data on your Mac.
However, configuring a Mac to allow automatic access without entering a login password can be helpful in the following situations
- The Mac is meant to be a common computer to be used by all members of the family.
- You want the convenience of using your Mac right away, without going through the login process.
- The Mac is primarily meant to be used by children.
In all such cases, you may be right in setting up your Mac to just turn on and allow immediate access, without having to log into it all the time.
Setup Mac to login Without Entering Password
1. Click on Apple Logo in top-menu bar and select System Settings or System Preferences in the drop-down menu,
2. On the next screen, click on Users & Groups icon (See image below)
3. On the next screen, click on the Lock icon located at lower left corner of the screen.
4. On the pop-up, enter your Admin User Name, Password and click on Unlock.
5. Next, click on the Login Options button, located at lower-left corner of the Users & Groups window.
6. Next, click in Automatic Login option box and select the User Account that you want to allow Automatic login.
7. When prompted, enter password for the Account that you have selected for Automatic login and click on the OK button.
8. Next, take a look at Automatic Login entry on the Users & Group screen, it should indicate the name of the Account that you had configured or allowed to login Automatically on your Mac.
Although, Automatic login feature allows you to Login Automatically when your Mac powers on, it will not log you in Automatically again if you logout of the User Account or switch to a different User Account.
This means that every time you Logout of your User Account or switch to a Different User Account, you will be required to enter your Login Password.
The other option in such a case is to reboot your Mac and it will once again allow you to Login Automatically, without entering a password.
What to Do If Automatic Login is Not Working on Mac
If you are having trouble setting up automatic login on Mac, it is likely that you have the FileVault option enabled for that account or that particular account has been setup to login with an iCloud Account.
The solution in this case is to turn off FileVault by accessing System Preferences > Security & Privacy > FileVault.
If the account has been setup to login with an iCloud Account, you can change the account to login with a Manual Password by accessing System Preferences > Users & Groups > Change Password.
After making the changes as applicable in your case, you should have no problem setting up your Mac to allow you to login without entering password.