I’ve been asked how to add user accounts to Mac several times, so here it is. This is pretty straight forward.
Uses: You might want to have several people accessing the same Mac but not want to share the same preferences such as: dock settings, applications, desktop background, Address Book data, Mail settings, iTunes… this list goes on.
- Go to System Preferences by clicking the Apple at the top left of your Mac screen and then selecting “System Preferences”.
- Once you have System Preferences open, select Accounts with the silhouette of two people as the representing image (I’ve highlighted the correct selection in yellow in the below screenshot).
- Once inside Accounts settings, you will see the plus and minus (+/-) options at the bottom left (again highlighted in yellow).
- Click the plus sign (+) to add a user account to your Mac. Setup the account with New Account (type), Full Name, Account Name and Password.
And…. we’re done! Enjoy your multi user account Mac!