Keeping a Mac Unlocked after user puts the machine to sleep

Mac OS will, by default, require a password after the machine sleeps/when it is closed. This setting change will allow for the machine to stay unlocked unless there is a full system reboot or something similar.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Mac OS and navigating Mac settings

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: < 5 minutes

Expected Outcome: System will stay unlocked for a user unless there is a system reboot or manual logout of the profile

Tools Required: Machine that runs Mac OS

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Open system settings
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  2. Select “Security & Privacy”
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  3. Click the lock in the bottom left corner
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  4. Enter an administrator’s password
  5. Deselect the option that says “Require password”
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  6. Re-select the lock to de-authenticate further changes to the system