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How to Stop OS X from Asking for Password after Sleep

I have a MacBook Pro and every time I leave the computer running for a long period of time, the computer puts itself to sleep and asks a password to wake it up.

Undoubtedly such a password protects my MacBook with the easiest way, and this option is set by default while my MacBook is login with a user password. But it seems troublesome sometimes. And probably it would lock me out of Mac while I suddenly forget Mac password.

So I try to stop OS X from asking for password after waking up from sleep. If you need to do this, you had better make sure your Mac is running in your home network and nobody could use your Mac without permission except you. Otherwise, your Mac will face a security problem.

Let’s see how to disable password requirement when waking up Mac from sleep.

Step 1: Click the Apple Menu on your Mac and choose System Preferences.

choose system preferences

Step 2: Find and click the option Security & Privacy in System Preferences.

choose to change security and privacy

Step 3: Click the lock at the left-bottom side to remove with administrator password.

Before changing settings on System Preferences, it is necessary to state you have administrative privileges. So usually the "require password after sleep" is greyed out while you have not removed the lock on system settings with administrator.

remove lock on security and privacy settings

enter administrator password to remove lock

Step 4: Under General tab, uncheck the option "Require password after sleep or screen saver begins".

disable password requirement after mac sleep

Now click Apple Menu > Sleep to make your Mac sleep and you can see whether it still requires password after waking up from sleep.

make mac sleep to check

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