How to Become an Administrator on a Mac

This article is for Mac users who want to be an administrator, or more commonly, "Admin" on their computer, but don't know how. Read on to find out!

Steps

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    Go to System Preferences, if you're already on the user whom you want to be Administrator of. This should be on your dock.
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    Go to "Users and Groups", which is under "System".
    • Once there, you should see a bar with all of the users. Yours (the current user) should be on top.
    • Click on the lock at the bottom of the screen.
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    • Type in a current Administrator's username and password in the spaces provided. If you don't have access to this information, you probably shouldn't be Admin on that computer.
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    Click on the "Allow user to administer this computer" button.
    • A pop-up should come up, saying that, for these changes to take effect, you must restart your computer. Do so, and your user should be an Admin and have Admin powers!
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Things You'll Need

  • A current Admin's username and password.
  • A Mac computer, whether it be a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac.

Article Info

Categories: Mac