How To Delete Guest User On Mac

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Are you looking for a way to delete guest users on your Mac? Guest user accounts are great for allowing people to access your Mac without having to use your own account. But if you’re done with the guest user or want to switch it off, it’s not always obvious how to do so.

In this blog post, we explain exactly how you can delete guest users on Mac and disable the feature when other users are finished using it.

To begin, open System Preferences from the Dock or the Apple menu and click Users & Groups. Click the Lock icon to unlock this section so that you can make changes. Enter your password and click Unlock. Under the “Other Users” section, select Guest User.

Once selected you will be presented with two options: Delete the User or Disable Guest User Login. If you want to delete the account entirely, choose Delete User and confirm by clicking Delete User again in the pop-up window. The guest account will be removed from your device and all data associated with it will be erased.

If, however, you just want to disable guest access but not delete their account entirely, choose Disable Guest User Login instead and then click OK in the confirmation window that appears afterward. This will switch off this feature on your Mac until someone enables it again later down the line.

And there you have it! Now that you know how to delete guest users on Mac or just disable their use when others have finished with it, keeping your device safe and secure is easier than ever before!

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Deleting a Guest User

To delete a guest user, you will need to open your device’s Settings app. Then navigate to the System section and select Multiple users. If you can’t find this setting, try searching your Settings app for ‘users’. Once you have located the guest user’s name, tap it and then select Remove guest. Confirm that you want to remove the user, and they will be removed from the list.

Understanding the Guest User Feature on Mac Computers

When your Mac is in Guest User mode, it means that the last user didn’t disable this feature when they were using it. The Guest User account is designed as a temporary user, allowing people to use the computer without changing any of the settings or accessing sensitive information. As an admin user, you can switch back to your admin account at any time – simply follow the instructions on your Mac’s operating system to make the switch.


In conclusion, the Guest User feature on Mac computers is a great way to allow others to use your computer without having to worry about their personal data or settings being saved. It allows the guest user to have limited access and privileges, such as surfing the web and using certain applications. It also prevents unauthorized access to sensitive information such as passwords and credit card numbers. The guest user account can be easily removed when no longer needed, restoring the computer to its original state. For these reasons, the Guest User feature is a valuable tool for those who want to share their Mac with others without compromising their privacy or security.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.