Startup Lock Message is "stuck" on Boot

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Taylor-C, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Taylor-C, Sep 16, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2015

    Taylor-C macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2011
    Hi there,

    Apologies if this has been addressed before, I searched but couldn't find anything.

    I installed the El Capitan GM last week through the public beta program and noticed the "Set Lock Message..." option in Security & Privacy for the first time (although after looking into it some more, it doesn't seem to be a new feature).

    Since I wanted to see what it did, I put in the message "Test" and logged out. It came up with a message saying "Test" on the log-in screen. Content, I then removed the message.

    However when I boot up the "Test" message remains. It's only there on the initial log-in screen (not when I log-out to the lock screen, after already starting up). I've tried changing it,e.g. to "Test 2", and it shows up when I log out as "Test 2", but remains as "Test" when I restart my computer.

    (Hopefully that all makes sense)

    Is there any way to get rid of the message?

    Thanks in advance :)

    Edit: I think it's maybe FileVault that was causing the issue. I have selected to turn it off, and after restarting the message is no longer there. My hard drive is still decrypting, so will need to wait until it finishes (about 2 hours) before I can test it further to see if it has removed the message.
  2. patternjake macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2015
    Don't ever use FileVault, it causes so many problems, Automatic login is one of them.

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