How to: Switch a user account to an administrator on your Mac


Open System Preferences. Click Users & Groups. Pick the account that you need to set as an administrator. Check the box "Allow user to administer this computer".


1) Open System Preferences.

2) Click Users & Groups.

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3) In the bottom left-hand corner, click the lock icon to unlock the preferences pane.

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4) Type a username and password with administrative privileges on your Mac. Then, click Unlock.

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5) Check the box next to "Allow user to administer this computer".

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The selected user will now have administrator access.