How to add or delete users on Mac in 2023

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How to add a new user on Mac

Finally, you gave Mac users personal space to avoid file crowding and protect privacy. Add a user on a Mac running macOS Ventura or Monterey.

In macOS Ventura

  • Open the Apple menu on your Mac and select System Settings.
  • Select Users & Groups → Add Account.
  • Enter your password and click Unlock.
  • Complete the essential information and click Create User.

How to add or delete users on Mac in 2023

Change the New Account dropdown to Administrator, Standard, or Sharing.

To give the user administrative rights, click (i) and tick Allow this user to administer this machine.

After turning on the feature, a pop-up will prompt you to restart.

In macOS Monterey

  • Select Apple menu → System Preferences on your Mac.
  • Visit Users & Groups.

How to add or delete users on Mac in 2023

  • Click Lock.
  • Enter credentials and click Unlock.
  • Click (+).
  • Complete the essential information and click Create User.

You can see the new user under Other Users.

You can also choose Allow the user to administer this machine to give that account administrative capabilities.

Providing that requires restarting your Mac.

Add a group on Mac

Create a Mac group that only certain people can join.

In macOS Ventura

  • Enter System Settings.
  • Select Users & GroupsAdd Account.
  • Enter your password and click Unlock.
  • Dropdown New Account > Group.

How to add or delete users on Mac in 2023

  • Create a group by providing a full name and clicking Create.
  • Select the (i) button. Add people to the group by turning on the toggle next to them in the User people section.
  • Click Finish.

In macOS Monterey

  • Start System Preferences.
  • Go to Users & Groups → Click the lock icon to unlock.
  • Dropdown New Account > Group.
  • Create a group by providing a full name and clicking Create.
  • Add users to the group by checking the Membership box next to them.

How to delete a user on Mac

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In macOS Ventura

  • Go to System Settings → Users & Groups.
  • Click (i) next to the Mac user you want to delete.
  • Select Delete Account. Three alternatives remain. Disc image the home folder.
    • The deleted user’s disc image will be saved in the Deleted folder.
    • Avoid changing the home folder: The User folder will hold the home folder.
    • Remove home folder: Delete user data and free disc space.

How to add or delete users on Mac in 2023

In macOS Monterey

  • Start System Preferences.
  • Go to Users & Groups → Click the lock icon to unlock.
  • Choose a user from Other Users.
  • Click the (–) icon and select an option. It has the same choices as macOS Ventura’s delete user.

How to add or delete users on Mac in 2023

  • Choose Delete User.

Delete a group on Mac

You may want to delete some groups during Mac cleaning. To remove a group, follow these steps.

In macOS Ventura

  • Open System Settings → Users & Groups.
  • Click (i) next to the group to remove.

How to add or delete users on Mac in 2023

  • Choose Delete Account.
  • Enter your password and click Unlock.
  • Confirm with Delete Account.

In macOS Monterey

  • Access System Preferences.
  • Select Users & Groups → Click the lock icon to unlock.
  • Select a group from the group section.
  • Click (—).

How to add or delete users on Mac in 2023

  • Click OK.

FAQs

Q: How to switch macOS Ventura users quickly?

A: For rapid user switching on macOS Ventura, click to System Settings, pick Control Centre, scroll down to rapid User Switching, toggle on Show in Control Centre, or choose an option from the Show menu in Menu Bar.

Q: How do you enable Mac Guest User Accounts?

A: A Guest User Account is needed to let occasional users log in to your Mac. Follow our Mac Guest User account setup steps to activate it.

Also Check this: How to switch between users on Mac? 4 Quick ways explained!

Final ideas…

We hope we helped you add or remove users/groups. If you need to fix another Apple device issue, let us know here. We’ll gladly assist. Till next time!

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