iMac on MacOS Sierra Not automatically logging in

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LastLine, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    So I'm usually pretty good with this stuff but this has got me a little bit stumped. I've checked my user settings and the correct account is all set for auto log in but for some reason my Mac is asking for a user password each time I boot up.

    Anyone come across this, and if so any great ideas on how to resolve it?
     
  2. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

    Zazoh

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    Isn't that what you want?

    In preferences and "Security" what do you have there?
    See how "Disable Automatic Login is grayed and selected?
    Should be able to uncheck it after you disable "Require Password ..."
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  3. chabig macrumors 601

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    You mustn't be using FileVault. If you have FileVault turned on, you can't auto login because the password is needed to unlock the drive.
     
  4. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, haven't got this checked.

    Not using file vault either
     
  5. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, one more place, Apple | System Preferences | Users and Groups | Login Options

    What do you show for Auto Logon ... if you want to change, click lock to unlock.
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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  7. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All set to my account with password in and accepted.

    Nope definitely not.
     

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