Sharing your Mac – set up a safe guest account

Sharing your Mac with a friend or family member? Don’t worry, tech hero You can set up a Guest account to keep your personal space separate.

Imagine your Mac as a tidy room. A Guest account is like giving someone a temporary pass to use the guest room, not your entire space.

Here’s how to create a guest haven:

  1. Head to System Preferences: It’s usually found in the Apple menu (top left corner).
  2. Users & Groups control center: Click on “Users & Groups” in the preferences window.
  3. Unlock the gatekeeper: Click the lock icon and enter your administrator password to make changes.
  4. Guest welcome: Find the “Guest User” section and tick the box next to “Allow guests to log in to this computer.”

You can also choose to restrict access to adult websites for guest users. Guest accounts have limited access, so they can’t install software, change settings, or access your personal files. They’re perfect for temporary use

Bonus security tip: Consider disabling automatic login for the Guest account. This adds an extra layer of security, requiring users to manually enter their credentials to log in. So, share your Mac with confidence by setting up a Guest account, you can enjoy the convenience of sharing while keeping your personal data safe and secure.