How to Setup a Password Protected Screensaver in macOS

how to set up a password protected screen saver in macos

Protecting your Mac’s screensaver with a password is simple. Yet many users don’t think about doing it. If you’re a Windows user, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered right here!

How It’s Done

Step One:

Open System Preferences. If the icon in not in your dock, you can access it by opening the “Apple Menu” that is always visible in the top left corner of your Mac’s screen.

Step Two:

The screensaver’s password settings are found under the “Security” icon. In the pane that appears, tick the box that says “require password immediately after sleep or screensaver begins.”

And boom, you’re finished! Now, the next time the screensaver is running you will be prompted for your Mac’s password before you can start using it.