Bypass or delete password

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

  1. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    yep, that was simple enough. tnx.
     

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