Require a password when resuming

Password protect your Mac when it goes to sleep or when the screen saver begins.

  • Go to Apple > System Preferences and click Security & Privacy.

  • Make sure the General tab is selected.

  • Check the Require password box.

  • Select how soon after your Mac goes to sleep, or the screen saver begins. It’s a good idea to choose Immediately, especially in a public place, or anywhere there are other people around.

You will be able to wake the computer with your local password.