Login without having to press 'enter'?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by deepakvrao, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. deepakvrao macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2011
    On my Windows PCs, when I enter my pin, it logs in without me having to press 'enter'. Possible in a Mac?
  2. bbnck, Mar 8, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018

    bbnck macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    If your user account requires a password to login, then no. Your only option is to allow your Mac to automatically log into your user account when it boots up, which somewhat defeats the purpose of having a password.

    I'm not sure why it's so difficult to press the Enter key on your keyboard after you've typed in your user account password. You're happy to spend time typing in a password, right?
  3. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Macs don’t have a PIN login option, so no. On he newest MacBook Pros, you can login with TouchID rather a password.
  4. techwarrior macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2009
    As others have said, no. But, if you own Apple Watch, you can unlock with it and just have to hit any key to "wake" the Mac.

    Also, MacID is an app that can be installed on iPhone + Mac, it enables you to unlock with your iPhone.
  5. deepakvrao thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2011
    Well, that was the single item that I found faster on my Windows machines. Not a big deal, can live with it. Just asked, as I just wanted to make sure that I was not missing something obvious.

    Oh, and I'm one of those who hates iOS and loves my Macs, so no iphone for me.
  6. bbnck macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    Plenty of people are the same as you. I'm not the biggest fan of iOS either ;-).
  7. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    Yes... just hold your finger over the fingerprint scanner at the top right of the keyboard.
    Takes 1 second

    That is only if my Apple Watch has not already unlocked it for me.
  8. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Is this restricted to only a specific set of Mac's built in a certain year? I've been looking for this option on 2011 MBA yet I'm not able to find it. And yes I'm signed into it using same iCloud account as my phone + watch.

    EDIT: This is restricted to Mac's built in mid-2013 or later using macOS High Sierra.

  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I don't advise it but you can have a one-character password on a Mac if you so desire...so...less keystrokes than a 4 character PIN.

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