I was trying to change my password from System Preferences on my MacBook Pro. I followed the procedure by filling in the old password along with the new one. However, I am informed that the old password is incorrect! I tried several times but it didn't succeed. The old password is not working so the newer one is not being set.

  • Welcome to Ask Different! Please add your OS version, and add details as where exactly are you trying to change your password on System Preferences. Thanks! Jul 24 '15 at 15:31
  • did you set it up so that you can use the Apple ID to recover ?
    – Ruskes
    Jul 24 '15 at 16:44
  • is cap lock on? did you change the keyboard layout ?
    – Ruskes
    Jul 24 '15 at 16:47

You can reboot into recovery and run resetpassword from Terminal to reset your password.

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