Avoiding initial password screen on start up?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Tenashus1, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    When I do a fresh start up with my MBA I find that I always need to enter my password. I have tried myself to find a way to avoid doing this but have not come up with one? Anyone just know a way to get right to the desktop on start up?
  2. macrumors regular


    System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Then uncheck "require password"
  3. macrumors 6502

    nebrot's advice will take care of it
  4. macrumors regular

    Problem is is that it is unchecked.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Are you encrypting using FireVault? If you are, there's no option to login automatically.
  6. macrumors regular

    Not using fire vault. Ever since doing a software update last night, I now have to login with my password if I have completely shut down and then start up. I don't have any trouble with the MBA awaking from sleep. Just with a fresh start up.
  7. macrumors 6502a



    System Preferences --> Users & Groups --> Login Options (under the list of users).

    Turn Automatic Login on.
  8. macrumors regular

    Yeah, I just re did auto login and it worked! Yay! Thank you all. Have a great afternoon.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    sometimes checking-unchecking an option will fix it.
  10. macrumors regular

    Yop. That was the deal. :)

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