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Question: How do you change a password in system preferences

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I have found out that the password (right Pic) for PHOTOS is different than all the rest. How do I change it to be the same as all the rest and the main password?

iMac, macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Nov 16, 2017 5:29 PM in response to Koda7 In response to Koda7

Hello Koda7,
Welcome to Apple Support Communities.

I understand that you have a question about changing your Photos password on your Mac to match the rest of your iCloud account's password. I use iCloud a lot and know how important it is to have it working the way you want. I'm here to help.

Let's start by signing out of iCloud and then signing back in again. You mention that Photos asks for a separate password. How did you know the password Photos wanted? Did you recently change your Apple ID password? If so you may want to review this article.

What to do after you change your Apple ID email address or password

Have a great day!

Nov 16, 2017 5:29 PM

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Nov 16, 2017 8:35 PM in response to Koda7 In response to Koda7

There is no password for Photos

You are using your password for the Apple ID that you have logged into iCloud with - It is what ever you have set it to be and it may be different from your Mac password and you may have multiple Apple Ids each with their own password

What has changed since things worked correctly

and be very careful with the advice given ty the Apple community specialist - depending on your settings it may cause a major problem - it is far better to determine what your issue is and fix it rather than make wild general guesses at this - I suggest you do not log out of iCloud util it is determined what you have and what you need to do to fix it


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