Bypass or delete password

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RUGGLES99, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2015
    stupidly, i set up a password to get into my mba running yosemite. is there a way to delete the password or bypass it. its also the password i use for iTunes etc etc if that means anything.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Boot holding cmd+r open terminal from the top bar and type resetpassword then hit enter. Follow the prompts
  3. MaskedCarrot macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2009
    Northern VA
    I have a similar question.

    I just set up my new box which came with Yosemite pre-installed, and so it's linked to my iTunes account.

    When I boot the computer I need to type in my iTunes password and when it wakes from sleep, but I'd rather use a different password than my iTunes password.

    If I changed the password for my login will that change the password for my iTunes password as well? I just want to change the login password and keep my iTunes password as it is.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    No it won't. Just go to the account in Users&Groups in System Prefs and change the password to whatever you want. That won't change your iTunes password.
  5. RUGGLES99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2015
    yep, that was simple enough. tnx.

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