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How to Reset forgotten Password on Mac – macOS Catalina 10.15 2020

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Many of you may face a problem in daily basis like you forget the password of your Mac, Macbook pro, MackBook Air or iMac Computers. When you have a assignment or project and you forgotten the password. what will you do on that time? New installation of the operating system or to leave it . You do not have any other option just you can reset the password. However in this article you will learn how to reset forgotten password on mac. This way of resetting the password will work on any Mac operating system like macOS Catalina 10.15, MacOS Mojave 10.15 or macOS High serria 10.13.

As you know that Apple company introduce a new operating system every year so this year it has introduced macOS Catalina 10.15 with an amazing features in it. hope you have installed it on your Mac system. If any of you do not have installed it so, we have provided the how to install macOS Catalina 10.15 on your Mac, it is so simple and easy. Here i am showing you how to reset the password on macOS Catalina 10.15

If you have singed in with an apple ID on you Mac that will be so easy to reset the password by visiting the Apple ID website. When you do not log in with Apple ID so, here you need to follow the steps very clearly

Hereby, you do not be worry about your files because you will get them back easily if the you follow the procedure.

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How to Reset forgotten Password on Mac?

When you want to reset forgotten password on mac follow the steps. This method works on all mac operating system like macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14 and more. 

Step 1.  Turn on your Mac Laptop
Step 2. When you turn on your Mac Laptop Then hold Command + R
Step 3.  Do not release the Command + R buttons until you do not see macOS Utilities
Step 4. Release the Buttons when macOS Utilities appears on the screen
Step 5. Now you have to go to top menu bar then click on Utilities. Furthermore, you need to click on terminal to open the terminal windows
Step 6. When terminal windows appear, then type (resetpassword). Don’t space between rest and password, It wo not work
Step 7. Press Enter button

Step 8. A new window will be open; you can see reset password field. You can reset your password.

Step 9. Here, you have to complete the process of New password, Verify password and Password Hint.

Step 10. Click on Reset Button

Step 11. The procedure of resetting the password is completed so you can reset your Mac device

How to Reset MacOS Catalina 10.15 Forgotten Password?

I personally don’t suggest this way of resetting the password of macOS Catalina because some of the MacOS user have lost the all data and it is some how difficult to recover them.

If the first method which I have explained do not work then go for this method because this method will perform a clean installation then you need to creates a new user and admin privileges, you may lose your data if anything goes wrong in the middle of the resetting of password.

Step 1. If your computer is on, you need to turn if off.

Step 2. Turn on your computer then press command +S, don’t release it until you see the black colored screen

Step 3. Now you can type a command on the black screen.

  1. mount -vw /
  2. sm /var/db/.applesetupdone
  3. shutdown -h now

Clean Installation to Create New User

When you follow the second method of resetting forgotten password on mac, you will need to do clean installation to creating new user for this you need to follow some steps very carefully because if you do some thing wrong you may lose your data.

  1. After you mac reboots, it will be asked to setup your wiFi or internet connection. You can do it later click on continue
  2. When you versify the network, the system will be restart again then a new window will be open to select your language
  3. Agree to Data and Privacy
  4. Now select do not transfer any information to this mac
  5. Here you need to create a new computer user
  6. Accept the terms and conditions of apple for the macOS Catalina 10.15
  7. You can choose to sign up with local ID or a local user
  8. Go ahead with express setup, analytics and screen time
  9. Now choose a look for the macOS Catalina 10.15
  10. Wait for being ready for the first use

Reset Mac Password With Apple ID

As i have told you when you want to reset Mac password with Apple ID. it is so simple and easy to reset with Apple id that you have signed it. just you can go to Apple ID website to reset the password which you have entered and generate a new password for you Mac.

Reset Mac Password Terminal

Resetting mac password Terminal is first option to reset forgotten password on Mac, macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave 10.14. so i have explained it for you above that you need to type (resetpassword) on the terminal for the resetting the password. only this way is secure and safe to reset the password of Macbook Pro, Macbook Air and other Macbook.

Forgot Macbook Pro Password

This way that i have showed you above to reset the password of the Mac works on every Macbook. you can follow the instruction to know how to reset forgotten password on mac and macOS Catalina 10.15 and many more device. It works on every Macbook you have. 


I have explained for you in two method to reset the password on Mac so you choose which method you follow, i suggest the first method because it is safe and secure, if it does not work then go for next method. it is some how risky you may lose your all data while you are resetting the password on Mac book. this 2 methods will work on all macbooks you have. it is so simple to reset the password on the Mac book.

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