How To Enable Password For Screen Saver

Maybe some of you might be wondering how to set a password for a Screen Saver on your Mac. It is a little confusing at first when you go to look for an option to enable your login password, because upon first glance there is not an option to set a password for Screen Savers in the Desktop & Screen Saver pane in System Preferences, like one might expect to find in the Screen Saver section of Display Properties for Windows.

Make sure you have already set a login password in Accounts, and then, all you have to do is go to System Preferences, and then click on Security. This is where the feature is hiding. Click on the General pane, if it is not already enabled. Then check "Require password after sleep or screen saver begins". You can change the interval for when the computer will ask for a password. The default is set to require a password immediately.


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