How the heck do I disable my guest account on my Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zen Desk Pro, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Zen Desk Pro macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #1
    I asked this question like a month ago, did what I was told to do, only to find out that it didn't work.

    How do I turn off the guest account option upon turning on the Macbook, and requiring my master password in order to enable the guest account again?
     
  2. mouthster macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    #2
    System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Uncheck "Allow guests to log in to this computer".

    You may have to click the padlock in the bottom left corner and enter your password before you can do this.
     
  3. Zen Desk Pro thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #3

    I did this. However, when I shut my computer back down, and start it back up again. The guest account is available again on the log in screen.
     
  4. Zen Desk Pro thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #4
    What happens is, I turn my computer back on, see a guest account option still available. When I click it, it tells me that the system will restart into Safari-only mode. I don't want this, and I'd like the guest account completely gone. With no option to use Safari.
     
  5. studIOS5 macrumors 6502a

    studIOS5

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Oregon, OH
    #5
  6. Zen Desk Pro thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #6
    Okay. I think that makes sense.

    However, since my computer is at home, I'd like to turn it off since the chances of it getting stolen are slim.

    How would I turn off find my Mac?
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    #7
    It's in your iCloud settings but I would highly advise against doing so. Also a firmware password should be set or someone could literally remove your password and access your files.
     
  8. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

    b0fh666

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Location:
    south
  9. Zen Desk Pro thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #9
    Could someone do harm to my computer with access to only the guest account? Seems ridiculous that Apple tries so hard to prevent a user from simply not allowing access to guest accounts.

    The reason I want it off is because leaving it on encourages too many people to mess around on my computer when I'm at work.. that's freaking annoying.
     
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    #10
    No the guest account is locked down. But if someone steals your computer (never say never) logs into the guest account and connects to wifi it would give you its location which would aid the police.
     

Share This Page