But do you know that macOS allows you to change the login screen to suit your needs.

Maybe when you log in for extra security, you need both a username and a password. Or perhaps you forget your password often and want to display a prompt. Do you like starting your favorite day? You can also add it to your login screen.

Here we will tell you how to easily change the login screen via Mac.

Change your mac login screen

Most login screen settings are located in your System Preferences. These settings allow you to enable automatic login, display a list of users, show control buttons, turn on voiceover and more.

To get started, click Apple Menu> System Preferences from the menu bar and choose Users and Groups.

Before making changes to the login screen, you may need to unlock user and group preferences. If so, click the lock icon in the lower-left corner of the window, enter your password when prompted, and click Unlock.

Now, click on the login option under the left pane. On the right side of the resulting page, select from the following options that you want to use on the login screen.

Mac login screen settings

Automatic login: This feature allows you to go directly to the desktop instead of starting your Mac, first to enter your credentials. Turn on automatic login and enter the user’s account name and password to enable it. This is convenient if you are the only user of your Mac and always keep the computer in a safe place.

If you have the file vault turned on, automatic login is disabled by default. For more information about this feature, check out our useful file vault guide.

Display login window: You can choose from a list of users and names and passwords. The former lets you choose your username and then enters your password, while the latter requires you to enter both.

If you are concerned about security, choose a name and a password as you will need to know both the username and password.

Show Sleep, Restart, and Shutdown buttons: Check this box to display these controls on the login screen.

Show input menu in login window: Enabling the input menu allows the user to choose the language to use on the Mac before logging in.

Show password hint: When you click the question mark or enter the password incorrectly three times in a row, you can enable the display of the password hint.

To add or change a password hint, click a user on the left and choose a password. Then hit the Change Password button. Enter your old password, plus a new one and confirm. Then enter your password at the bottom and click Change Password.

Show the fast user switching menu as: This option lets you switch between users quickly from your Mac menu bar. You can choose to display the full name, account name, or an icon.

While you’re making your selections, click the lock button again to prevent further changes.

Enable Accessibility Options on Login Screen

Click on the Accessibility Options button and then check the boxes for the items you want to show.

When you turn on any of these accessibility features, your settings will be applied to each user on the login screen. Turning off a feature will also disable it for all users on the screen.

Add a custom message to the login screen

You can add a custom message to the login screen. For example, you can set your favorite motivational quote for the beginning of your day. Or you can add your contact information, so an honest person who finds your Mac can contact you to return it.

To add a message to your login screen, click Apple Menu> System Preferences from the menu bar and select Security and Privacy.

If necessary, click on the lock button to make this change and enter your password. So follow these simple steps:

Click on the General tab

In the popup dialog box, enter the message you want to show on the login screen, then click OK.

The next time you lock your screen or start your Mac, you will see your message at the bottom of the login screen.

Change your profile photo

If you use the login screen with the list of users as previously described, the user profile pictures are displayed above the names. If you want, you can easily change your profile picture.

To change your picture, click Apple menu> System Preferences and select Users and Groups.