How to Reset macOS Catalina Forgotten Password without Data Lose

In this article, I will guide you on How to Reset macOS Catalina Forgotten Password without Data Lose. As you know that every year the Apple company will make us happy with its new operating system. In 2019 they announced its amazing and new operating system by the name of macOS Catalina. This year apple company includes many extraordinary features in macOS Catalina. One of the best features of macOS Catalina is Sidecar, that allows the users in order to make their iPad or iPod as a second display. However, the main thing in macOS Catalina is to reset its forgotten password which most of the macOS users do not know about. Therefore, if you are using macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, and macOS Catalina then the below guide will work for all operating systems in order to reset the password in a very quick way.

If you install macOS Catalina on the physical computer or if you install it on a virtual machine. Then you may set a user password in order to not use your computer but after some working day it might happen that you will forget your user password then at that the below method will be the best option. If you have used windows pc then you might know that it is very easy to reset forgotten password of windows but the easiest way to reset it, using an external ISO especially built for reset or using the CMD with a Bootable USB of the OS but it needs much time to reset.

So, resetting the macOS Catalina forgotten password is not much difficult as you think. But the main thing is that performing the clean installation of macOS Catalina on Hackintosh needs much requirement to perform a clean installation. Therefore, here’s what you need to follow the below guide in order to reset the forgotten password of macOS Catalina.


How to Reset macOS Catalina Forgotten Password

Step 1. Shut Down the System

First of all. to reset the forgotten password of macOS Catalina once you need to shut down your system in case it turned on.

Step 2. Boot to the Recovery

Well, to get into recovery boot, you need to power on your Mac and press Command + R from the keyboard until the apple logo appears on the screen.

Step 3. Then you need to select a language and click on the Continue.

Step 4. Open the Terminal from the top menu.

Step  5. In the terminal windows, you have to type there reset password and hit the return key.

Step  6. After that, choose the account which you have forgotten the password if you have created multiple accounts then it appears too.

Step 7. Create a New Password

After choosing the user account, simply type the new password and hit enter.

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Final Words

In this article, How to Reset macOS Catalina Forgotten Password without Data Lose. I hope you will enjoy the method. If you have faced any kind of problem then feel free to comment below.


Hi, I am Azzaz Sheikh a passionate blogger. I am a tech lover guy who spends most of the time trying new things in the world of Technology. I love to discover latest material related to Technology and loves to share with you guys.

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