How I Lost & Recovered My New Macbook Pro's Login Password

June 28, 2021 0 Comments

Password, Password Along My Neck

The world of the world wide web is full of data threats and passwords. If passwords for your email account, social media were not enough, now you need to secure your Macbook with a password too. What if you forget your password soon after setting your new Macbook for the first time and unable to log in without the service center's help?

The first choice is to google the options and break your head through numerous articles that may make it look simple but may not work. What's the next best choice? Rush to the nearest service center or the shop you purchased it from? Well, possibly. But at times you may not be able or willing to, and look for a self-sustainable, aatma-nirbhar option without damaging the new device that already cost you a bomb!

Hell Hath No Fury When a Password is Gone!

This happened to me recently. After successfully using my Macbook Air for at least the last 6 years, I bought a new Macbook Pro recently. Due to coronavirus 🦠 protocol, I kept it aside unopened for few days. [yes, unlike my previous Mac, I didn't open this at the store level. In between, I opened it for a day and kept back after initial setting up like password and changing the wallpaper. I was still using my old Macbook [Was not keen to exchange it away] and procrastinated to start and migrate this one on the pretext of making an unboxing video first. So today I got time to shoot the much desirable unbox video and in the middle of the shoot, I realized that I could not open my Macbook because I have forgotten the password. I tried the usual suspects of the passwords but none worked. It was a Chaotic, Panic mode on.  Somebody is ringing the doorbell, somebody is ringing the cellphone, daylighting was deeming out, previous shoot footages were looking unsatisfactory and, here my Macbook was locked cause I did not remember the damn password that I added last week. All Hath no fury when your cellular device is not working. And the point in case is the Macbook that you just bought spending a fortune, then everything looks bleak like on a bad hair day. Damn these days they do not give you a single port and that C-Charger looks as bad as the one that comes with iPhone [the previous models I mean with the charger].

If there is one giant company that is going the reverse development way- it is certainly Apple. I will still not buy their 512 GB configuration and nor you should! Unless there is residual money after paying tax that is haunting you.

Password Recovery Options

Now there were quite some ways to recover the password, thanks to the Google Gods.

Some of the probable options could be-

1) Using "   " [three spaces continuously] at the password box or the regular 12345 if the device is opened by the store personnel.

2) Using "Find my Device" on your other Apple products. Or Time Machine [I am not going there at all, forget that I used that word]

3) Login using Apple ID password, if synced earlier

4) Restart the system and click "?" in the password box which was not coming for me.

5) Factory reset using a service center

6) Rebooting through Macintosh ID [trictly for experts]

7) Doing Jagrata to remember the password, trial, and error till you could find the real one

At one point I panicked. I called up the APR manager [Apple Premium Reseller] who advised me to go to their service center which was about to close in less than 30 minutes. What would you do if you were in my place?

That's when I planned to visit the service center the next day [as all the options available in google top search seemed futile]. I do not know what made me cringe more- allowing a third party to touch my newly acquired Macbook or feeling dumb about losing the password and landing in such an embarrassing situation? Maybe both.

The Solution To A Locked Macbook

Nevertheless, I found a solution to the problem sooner and could fix the issue using the same, from the comfort of my home.

Want to know what I did? Well, check out my other blog



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