MacOS Monterey: Setting up multiple Admins

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Today we are back with another tutorial.

In today’s article, we will share with you how you can set up multiple admin accounts on your Macbook to cater to every user of your device.

Thus, without further ado. Let us begin.

Multiple Accounts on MacOS Monterey

If the Mac has multiple users set up, then one should set up an account for each person so that everyone can personalize or privatize options and settings without affecting the other’s account.

They can also let occasional users log in as guests without creating access to other people's files or settings. One can also create groups where it can include the user accounts on Mac. The person must be an administrator of the Mac to perform the following tasks.

Click on the iconic Apple symbol on the screen, then click on the System Preference option on the left side of the appeared menu., then click Users & Groups.

  • Click on the lock button at the top-left corner of the screen to unlock the preference.
  • Click on the Add button below the list of users.
  • Click on the New Account menu display pop up on the screen, then choose a type of user.

Types of user accounts


An administrator is allowed to add and manage other users, install apps, and change settings. The new user or user you create when you first set up the Mac is an administrator. Then the Mac can have multiple administrators or users.

You can create new standard accounts and convert them to administrators. Do not set up an automatic login option for an administrator.

If that is done, someone can simply restart the Mac without permission or security and can get access with administrator advantages.

To keep the Mac protected and secure, never share the administrator names and passwords with anyone.


The Standard users are set up by an administrator.

They can install apps and also change their own settings as per their choice and preference, but they cannot add other users or change other users’ settings.

Sharing Only:

Sharing only users can provide access to shared files, but they cannot log in to or change settings on the Mac or desktop.

To provide the user the permission to access the shared files or screen, one has to change settings in the File Sharing, Screen Sharing, or Remote Management in the Sharing preferences.

For more information about the options for each type of user, click the Help button in the lower-left corner of the dialog.

Creating Multiple Admins

  • Type the full name of the new user. Then the account name will get generated automatically. After that if you use a different account name, then the person has to enter it now—it cannot be changed later.
  • Enter an appropriate password for the user, after that enter it again for verification. Set a password hint to help the user to remember their password or in case forgotten.
  • Click on to Create User.

  • Depending on the type of user it is created, they can also do any of the following:
  • For an administrator, select “Allow users to administer this computer.
  • ”For an administrator, select “Allow users to reset a password using Apple ID.
  • ”Use Sharing preferences to specify whether the user can share the files and share the screen.
  • For information about Apple’s privacy policy, see the Apple Privacy Policy website.
  • If your Mac or Magic Keyboard has Touch ID, a new user can add a fingerprint after logging in to the Mac.


And by following these simple given steps you can ensure you can create multiple admins on your MacBook.

Hope you liked this small tutorial. We will be back soon with more intuitive tutorials. Until then, Stay tuned and have a Good Day!.