Can't delete Guest User on log in menu

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by JPage, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. JPage macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks! Today, I turned on my Macbook Pro 15'' Late 13 and it showed Guest user on log in menu. I disabled on System Preferences and unchecked "allows guest to log in this computer" and then I locked the pad. Nothing happened. Guest account keeps showing on Log in menu.
    I even disabled Find my Mac, logged out iCloud account and then restarted and the result was the same.
    Do you have any idea?
     
  2. weinschela macrumors regular

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    I believe that if you have Find My Mac activated, it requires a guest account. When the finder of the Mac opnes up as a guest user it logins in, and that gives you the ability to wipe it out or send a message, etc.
     
  3. JPage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, are you telling me that it's a mechanism from Apple to locate your Mac in case of loss or theft? I find it really annoying having a guest user account since I'm the only person who uses the mac. Besides, my mac never leaves home, so for me it's not useful.
     
  4. weinschela macrumors regular

    weinschela

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    Yes, that is exactly what it is. I have Find My Mac turned off on my MacPro and turned on on my MBA, which does leave the house. This is not a new feature. Go to your iCloud settings and disable it if you don't want it. I think you will then not see "Guest" when you boot up.
     
  5. JPage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that before with no success. El Capitan was an awful update, I guess :/
     
  6. weinschela macrumors regular

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    I turned it off and do not get a Guest user choice when I log on. In system settings the Guest used is still listed but is "Off". Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 8.39.40 PM.jpg I think you need to make the change in find my mac and then go to "users" and turn off the Guest user.
     
  7. maxsix Suspended

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    You are correct. Although from my perspective I don't understand why it is, but I had this exact problem.

    No matter how many times I deleted the guest account that I did not create... it returned upon restart.

    Frankly I cannot remember what thought caused me to turn off find my mac other than I guess I was just unchecking everything to do with iCloud. After I unchecked find my mac, I deleted the guest account and it didn't return. All is fine now.

    iCloud is a very buggy cloud anyway. And I don't mean just because of this but there's a quite a list of bugs.

    I use Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox and Box. They are very reliable, without being buggy like iCloud.
     

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