Automatic login is off

What

Automatic login allows accessing your computer without prompting authentication (password or TouchID). Learn more on the Apple Support page.

Why you should disable it

You do not want to allow access to your computer without authentication. This is to prevent anyone with physical access to be able to use your computer.

Time to fix

<1 minute

How to fix

  • Open System Preferences, then click Users & Groups.
  • Click the lock icon in the bottom-left, then enter the account password.
  • Click Login Options in the lower-left corner.
  • Choose an account from the menu, then enter the password of that account.

If FileVault is turned on, or the account uses an iCloud password to log in, the dropdown is dimmed and the setting is off.

Automatic Login