Delete Admin User on Mac – Macs are capable of all the same general functions as PCs, such as word processing, playing music and videos, games, accessing the internet, and more. Most features require different programs than those on a PC, however. Apple Macs have a number of advantages over PCs.
Mac OS X requires an administrator account to install programs, make system changes and edit users, and the operating system supports multiple administrators. If you need to delete an administrator on one of your company’s computers, you can do so as long as you have at least one other administrator account available.
During the process, you can keep the account’s home folder to prevent data loss, or you can securely delete it to protect privacy. There’s also an option to downgrade an administrator account instead of deleting it
How to Delete an Admin Account on your Mac computer?
- On the home screen of your Mac, select the System Preferences icon located in the bottom menu or search for it using Spotlight.
- After you’ve launched System Preferences, locate Users & Groups. Locate Users & Groups on the bottom left.
- In the bottom left-hand corner, select the padlock icon. Select the padlock icon.
- Enter your login password to unlock the page. Enter your password.
- Next, select the admin user from the list on the left.
- Select the minus icon below Login Options. Select the admin user on the left and then select the minus icon near the bottom.
- In the pop-up menu, choose an option. To save the admin’s home folder in order to have their information reinstated in the future, select “Save the home folder in a disk image.”
- If you want the admin’s information to be permanently deleted, select “Delete the home folder.” Once you’ve selected an option, click Delete User. Choose an option from the list and then select Delete User.
- To finish, tap the padlock in the bottom left of the screen to ensure no other changes can be made.
How to Remove Admin User from Mac
Did you know that removing an admin user from the Mac is also possible? And do you know what the best part is? The process is pretty straightforward, so let us look at it. The process only works if you have more than one administrator account. Also, you cannot delete the administrator account you are currently logged in to.
So before we start the process, log out of the administrator account you want to delete and switch to the other administrator account. Once this is done, you can proceed with the following steps.
Steps to Delete Admin User on macOS
- Drag the cursor towards the Apple logo in the taskbar and select System Preferences from the drop-down list.
- A new window will pop up; click on the Users & Groups tab.
- You will notice that you are unable to change the settings as you first need to enter your password to unlock the settings.
- To unlock settings, click on the lock icon towards the bottom left corner of the active screen, enter your Mac password in the new window, and hit enter.
- Now, you should be able to access all settings on the Users & Groups tab. After unlocking, select the admin user you want to delete from Mac and click the minus sign on the right below the user list.
- After clicking on the minus sign, a preference pane will pop up, and you will have three options for handling the data of the user you are about to delete from Mac.
- Choose one based on your preference. (We recommend choosing the first option – Save the home folder in disk image) and select Delete User in the preference pane.
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