Although the new OSX Yosemite is quite remarkable, it possesses a very annoying feature of asking for the password from the user each and every time the system goes to sleep mode or screen saver mode when he | she ceases to touch it for a long time.
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This feature is especially useful for official workplaces as your confidential and sensitive data can be misused by anyone in the office. However, the same feature can turn out to be very irritating when you are in your personal space and no one else but you or your trusted ones are going to use the system. In the second case, you can get rid of the need to type the password every time.
Here we will be discussing about the steps to be taken in order to prevent the system from asking for the password each time your Mac wakes up.
Those users who cherish their system’s security can refrain from performing these steps as it might compromise the Mac’s secured environment to a large extent. Additionally, people who use the system mainly in their workplace should also refrain from tampering with the security of the stored files and information.
- First you need to go to System Preferences.
- Choose the option which says Security & Privacy.
- Choose the tab stating General.
- Now you have two options. You can choose to extend the time limit stated next to Require Password so that you still have considerable amount of protection for the system. The other option is to totally disable the Require Password field so that you never have to enter any password.
- This will give rise to a pop-up message that asks the user if he/she is sure about turning off the lock screen. Once you have decided what you want to do, you can switch off the screen lock.
In this way, the user will not be prompted to enter the password each time Mac sleeps or after it goes to the screen saver mode.