Set lock screen / login window message on Mac

When you start your Apple Mac, iMac or mobile MacBook or activate the lock screen, not only the users and some options are displayed in the login window, but also a message set in macOS. By default, it's "Welcome to my Mac," "Welcome to XYZ's Mac," or something like that. In many situations, however, it can be worthwhile to change the text that is often not really perceived at all. I will show you below how you can set the message on the Mac lock screen / in the login window yourself.

Set your own text as a message on the Apple Mac lock screen / login window - this is very easy in the macOS system settings.

Set your own text as a message on the Apple Mac lock screen / login window - this is very easy in the macOS system settings.

Lock screen / login window: Set your own message

Whether in the office, in the coworking space, while traveling, on vacation or even with larger, non-mobile Mac computers as well as with all models in the private sector: it can be worthwhile to personalize your macOS at first glance. For example, you can give your name and contact details when you are on vacation or when using the MacBook in an open-plan office or at a trade fair / conference so that honest finders can return your notebook if it is lost. A reference to the hotel or the flight that you took or wanted to take can also be helpful for the return.

That's how it works:

  • Opens the apple menu in the top left
  • Click on "System Settings ..."
  • Click on "Security" in the window that opens
  • Click on the lock in the lower left and enter your password
  • Now check the box next to "Show message on locked screen" and then on "Set message for locked screen ..."
  • Enter your individual text and confirm with "OK"
Whether vacation, coworking, conference or in the office: Log-in texts are also not a bad idea with MacBook and iMac.

Whether vacation, coworking, conference or in the office: Log-in texts are also not a bad idea with MacBook and iMac.

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