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Cody Walsh

Updated: Feb 21, 2022 05:20 pm

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Mac is also called is the special laptop of one of the best mobiles and computers manufacturer company Apple Inc. The MacBook laptops use their special operating system called the Mac operating system. Mac also has the option of adding multiple users just like that of other operating systems. Many people want to know how to add a user on Mac. Our team of experts has discussed in detail adding a user to Mac. Our experts have also proposed some methods to use Mac to monitor other people's iPhones, like monitoring children's iPhones.

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1. How to Add A User on Mac

As discussed earlier, the Mac users want to know how to add users on mac. Adding a new user can help in maintaining the privacy and security of the user's account on Mac. It will be helpful for the new user as well to use the new mac account without any issues. Our experts have written the whole procedure to add a new user on mac step by step. Moreover, every step is explained visually to explain each step more clearly as follows.

Step 1. The very first step is to select the preferences in order to add a new user. For this purpose, you need to click the Apple icon, which is on the top left corner of your mac screen. Then you can select the second option from the list of options as "System Preferences."

system prefrence

Step 2. After finding the system preferences, the next step is to find the "users and groups" and select this icon from the last row as visualized in the picture below.

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Step 3. After selecting the "user and groups," a new window will open. You have to click the icon named "lock icon." Then you will enter your password. After entering your password, you need to the blue-colored button named "unlock" to proceed further.

lock icon

Step 4. After clicking the blue-colored unlock button, you should click on the plus sign on the bottom left side. You can fund this sign in the left sidebar of the current window. You can easily find this sign and click on it to proceed further.

plus sign

Step 5. Step 5 is the most prominent step of this whole procedure. After clicking on the plus sign, a new window will appear on the screen. Here you need to fill a form that requires the user account name, the full name of the new user, account name. Then you should enter the password, and there is also a field verifying the entered password. After filling those fields, you should fill in the password hint because this field is necessary required. After filling all the fields, click on the blue button named "create user." This step is also visually illustrated in the figure below.

create user

So, it is the full procedure to create a new user on Mac. After completing all these steps, you can find the option if that created user when you will log in to your mac account. By following all the steps, you will be able to know how to add a new user to mac. In this way, you can easily create multiple new mac user accounts. Creating new users for the MacBook will be an excellent way to secure your files and privacy from other mac users.

2. How to Create Another User with Mac Terminal

We have also discussed another way of creating a new user on Mac. This method is a little different than the method discussed above. In this method, we use the terminal of Mac to add the new user.

Step 1. First, if all you need is to find out the terminal on the Mac. For this purpose, you can search in the finder by typing terminal. Then click on the icon of the terminal. You can also follow the picture below and follows it.

Step 2. The next step after finding the terminal is to paste the following code after copying it from here.

‘sudo dcsl . -createUsersUsername Usershell /bin/bash’

mac terminal

Then press enter after pasting this code in the terminal.

Step 3. The next step is to again type or paste the following code after copying it from here.

‘sudo dscl . -create/Users/username RealName “MacKeeper”’

In the pace of MacKeeper, replace it with your user name for the Mac. In inverted commas, you should write down your account name instead of MacKeeper.

Step 4. In this step, again type or paste the code mentioned below after copying it from here. Then press enter after writing the code or copying the code. In place of 'UniqueID 111', you need to write your own unique ID instead of writing this number 111.

‘sudo dscl . -create/Users/username UniqueID 1111’

Step 5. After setting your unique ID, you again need to copy and paste the below-mentioned code in the terminal. Then press enter after copying this code.

‘sudo dscl . -create/Users/username PrimaryGroup ID 1000’

Step 6. Again, copy and paste the following command, which is used to add the home folder for your mac account.

‘sudo dscl . – create/Users/username NFSHomeDirectory/Local/Users/username’

Step 7. For selecting your username and password for your new mac account, you should copy and paste the following command in the terminal. Instead of writing a password in the command, write your unique password that cannot be guessed by anyone.

‘sudo dscl . -passwdUsersusername password’

Step 8. in order to set the user admin privilege, you should follow this step. But this step is optional. For this purpose, copy and paste the following code in the terminal and then press 'enter.'

'sudo dscl . -append/Groups/admin GroupMembership username'

By following the above-mentioned steps, you can easily add a new user on Mac.

3. How to Switch Users on the Mac

In this part, you will know about switching the users on Mac. Following is the procedure to switch between the mac users when you have multiple users on Mac.

Step 1. The very first step is Booting your Mac in order to switch a user on Mac.

Step 2. After booting the Mac, a new page will open, which will ask you to enter the password and touch ID of the mac account you want to login to. You can see the option if switch user at the bottom of the page.

Step 3. After that, the mac window of the user or guest page will get opened from where you can go for user login or guest login. On this page, you can also choose any created user to log in to a mac or choose a guest account for login to Mac.

Adding multiple user accounts on Mac is a very effective way to handle multiple users of Mac. It is a very good method of sharing a single MacBook with multiple users. It is necessary to know about switching accounts after knowing how to add a new user on mac.

4. Tips: How to Monitor iPhone on Mac

There are several methods to access the iPhone files and apps on your Mac. Sometimes it becomes necessary to monitor or access the files or apps of any iPhone. For example, parents can access the files and apps of the iPhone of their children and monitor them very properly. For this purpose, we recommended you use KidsGuard Pro for iOS. KidsGuard Pro is one of the best and prominent applications that can help you access the iPhone of your children and monitor their activity. If you are looking for such an application to access the iPhone, this will be a great choice in this regard. Here are some of the prominent features of this application as follows.

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  • KidsGuard Pro for iOS can help you to access 20+ social media applications on your iPhone. Many popular social software activities, like WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, etc, can be monitored.
  • KidsGuard Pro also supported checking the real-time location and location history of the target's iPhone.
  • This product can also provide you special features of call tracking and accessing multimedia files from the iPhone. You can easily access photos, videos, and all the activity very easily by using the KidsGuard Pro for iOS.

Our experts have also discussed the main steps to use KidsGuard Pro. So, you should follow the following steps for monitoring or accessing the iPhone on Mac.

Step1: First of all, you need to create an account. You need to provide your valid email address in this step. Then the next step will be to secure payment to get the license.

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Step2: Follow the guidelines set up the software. After downloading the app on your computer, it provides 2 ways to sync with the target's data. The first option will be connecting through USB, and the second option will be to connect iPhone with WiFi. Note: The first time for connecting need to use USB line.

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Step3: Once the data sync is done, you can start to monitor in dashboard.

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Our team of experts has discussed in detail how to add user on mac. Adding a new user or multiple users on Mac can help you to maintain the security of various things on the Mac and the privacy of each user. It is one of the best ways to share a single mac with multiple users. These users can be family members or coworkers at the workplace. Moreover, we have also discussed some steps to accessing iPhone data on Mac or computer. If you are looking for an application to access or monitor any iPhone, KidsGuard for iOS can be a great choice for this purpose. For more similar articles, please keep visiting our website.


By Cody Walsh

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.

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