Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope
Having additional accounts on your Mac can serve many purposes. For example, you may want to set up parental restrictions for your children or protect the primary account’s sensitive information. Also, separate accounts allow different users to customize features such as selecting a specific background, screensaver, or theme.
To add new accounts to a computer running macOS, follow the steps below.
How to add a new user account on a Mac
- In the menu bar, click the icon.
- Click System Preferences at the bottom of the Apple menu.
- Click the Users & Groups shortcut icon.
- Click the lock symbol in the lower-left corner of the Users & Groups window.
- When prompted, enter your password and click the Unlock button.
- On the left side of the window, under the list of accounts, click the + symbol beneath Login Options.
- Fill out the new account’s information and click the Create User button.
- You should now see the new account on the left side of the Users & Groups window.
If you’d like, you can check the box next to Allow user to administer this computer to give the new user administrator rights.