For some reason when I go into Login Options and try to enable Automatic login, it won't let me. The drop down menu to toggle between on and off is just greyed out. Any ideas? I hate having to type in my password all the time
In the left-hand corner, there is a padlock icon. Click it, and enter your password. You will then be able to change the Automatic login setting.For some reason when I go into Login Options and try to enable Automatic login, it won't let me. The drop down menu to toggle between on and off is just greyed out. Any ideas? I hate having to type in my password all the time
You betcha, with screenshots and all.That's very strange. Have you submitted a bug report yet?
Yeah this is clearly an issue. Bug report submitted.
Jason ****08-Jul-2014 10:08 PM
When going into User Preferences>Login Options and after unlocking the padlock with my password, the option Automatic Login menu is greyed out and won't let me switch it On. Then, when going into Security and Privacy the "Disable automatic login" checkbox does not even appear. Sometimes a grey box appears in its spot, sometimes nothing at all.
Steps to Reproduce:
No steps, it's always like that. Restart doesn't help.
Automatic login should be enabled, no password upon boot up.
mid-2013 Macbook Air
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Apple Developer Relations10-Jul-2014 11:14 AM
Engineering has requested the following information in order to further investigate this issue:
Do you have icloud login enabled ?
Please provide your response or results by updating your bug report.
Please compress any bundled files (e.g. nested folders) prior to uploading.
Jason ****10-Jul-2014 05:45 PM
Yes, I am logged into iCloud in system preferences.
Apple Developer Relations14-Jul-2014 12:07 PM
Engineering has determined that this issue behaves as intended based on the following:
Autologin is not available for iCloud accounts.
We are now closing this bug report.
If you have questions regarding the resolution of this issue, please update your bug report with that information.
Please be sure to regularly check new Apple releases for any updates that might affect this issue.
Jason ***14-Jul-2014 07:44 PM
Not sure what my iCloud account has to do with logging into my Mac at bootup or when awaking from sleep. I always had auto login enabled prior to this.
Ahh this did it! Amazing you were able to tell me this and Apple's developers were not.FileVault is on and your mac in encrypted. This is why the option is not there.
Turn off FileVault and it will appear again. If I am following correctly. This happened with an update, and it asked you, and you did it, but you didn't realise what that meant. Like me.
Your mac cannot be allowed to automatically login with FileVault encryption enabled.
worked, thanksFound a easier way if one is using your iCloud passcode as your log in passcode. Yosemite doesn't like this, and I had to change my log in passcode to something different than my iCloud. Easy to do..
Security and Privacy > General > Change Password > Now just change the password other than your iCloud password, but remember the second one. Now you can uncheck disable auto log in....
Automatic Login Fixed
Here was the fix I used.
Under Security & Privacy I changed my login password to something other than my apple ID password.
Then I went back into Users & Groups Login Settings and I was able to enter my auto login password and it was set and ready to go.