How to change the full name of a user account on Mac

macOS requires you to enter your full name when you first set up your device or want to create a new user account. This practice has been available for years and it helps you better protect your macOS account. Have you ever wondered if you can change that full name in macOS? Yes, you can do that.

macOS allows you to change a full name that’s linked to a macOS account. This comes in handy, especially for those who want to correct a typing error in their account name. However, the process may be a little bit confusing to many folks. With that in mind, we are here to help.

In this article, we will go you through the steps to change the full name of a user account on Mac. Before we begin, note that the guide below aims to change the full name linked to a user account only. This means that your account details remain the same. We recommend you create a backup of your machine before moving ahead.

How to change the full name of a user macOS account

Apple officially released macOS High Sierra to the public, so it’s a good idea to update your computer before proceeding.

Step one: First off, head to the Apple menu and then click on Apple icon

Step two: Select System Preferences from the drop-down menu, then locate Users & Groups and click on it to proceed

Step three: Hit the lock icon located at the bottom of the Users & Groups pane to allow to make changes to your system

Step four: From the left side bar, you will see a list of all user accounts that have been set up on your Mac. Select one, then right-click on it and select Advanced Options to proceed

Step five: Locate Full Name section and then enter a new full name into the input field. Once you are done, hit the OK button and then restart your Mac to apply the change.

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