Remote Login is Off

What

Remote Login allows control of your computer from other devices. This should only be allowed in rare cases and disabled once finished. Learn more on the Apple Support page.

Why should you disable it

Generally speaking Remote Login is pretty secure. But security is best done in layers, because, from time to time, even Remote Login might have security vulnerabilities. So it's best to keep it turned off when you're not using it.

Time to fix

<1 minute

How to fix

  • Open System Preferences, click Sharing.
  • Click the lock icon in the bottom-left, then enter the account password.
  • In the list on the left, uncheck Remote Login.
Remote Login is Off