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How to turn on a Screen Saver or Sleep Password in Mac OS X

Description: This technical article will show how to turn on a screen saver or sleep password in Mac OS X.

  1. Click the Apple button.
    apple
  2. Next, choose System Preferences.
    system preferences
  3. In System Preferences, choose Security and Privacy.
    system preferences
  4. Under Security & Privacy, check the box next to require password and choose immediately from the drop down box.
    security and privacy settings
    security and privacy settings
  5. Close out of system preferences and you are finished. Now when your Mac goes to sleep or to a screen saver it will require a password immediately when it wakes up.