Just recently, some Apple users reported the “MacBook Pro stuck on password screen” issue. When the password is entered, the device is seemingly stuck on the loading screen or switches back to the login screen which appears after installing a newly released macOS Mojave.
Several ways can help deal with this startup issue. Simply check them out if the issue is fixed before moving on to the next. Do not forget to back up your files before trying out any of these methods.
The Safe Mode has the main purpose of protecting your device from booting from third-party files and apps. It will mechanically assess your startup disk and even fix any directory problems if necessary.
In the same time, it can impede the programmed operation of startup items that might affect the login process and only load the necessary kernel extensions. Generally, this can help you isolate the cause with the “MacBook Pro stuck on password screen” issue.
You can initiate the safe mode method with the following steps:
In case you previously created an extra Admin account in case of accidents, it is time to try it out. For those who haven’t, there are several steps to follow in creating a new account since you have been locked out.
Commadn+Sto access the Single User Mode after you tap on the power button.
rebootand tap on
Enter. You can now create a new account just like the first time that you started using your MacBook.
With this method, it works by bypassing any login item in your user profile.
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There are instances in which there is a need to retune the PRAM/NVRAM or the SMC on your Mac. By retuning the PRAM/NVRAM or SCM, it helps deal with some bugs and reestablish the basic settings of your Mac to its initial status.
Command + Option +R + P
After the reset, all the settings on your device will return to the default configurations. At this point, you can customize the settings on volume, time zone or keyboard preferences and more. In case resetting PRAM/NVRAM does not fix the issue on the “MacBook Pro stuck on password screen” issue, there is a need to reset SMC.
If you are going to reset the SCM to deal with the “MacBook Pro stuck on password screen" issue, you must check if your device has a removable battery or not.
1 - For MacBook Pro/MacBook Air with detachable battery
2 - For MacBook with a fixed battery
3 - iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro and Xserve
4 - For iMac Pro
You must boot your device in Safe Mode. Log in using the account.
sudo mv” and move the Preferences folder that you can find in the Library folder directly to the Terminal window.
sudo mv ~/Library/Preferences to ~/Documents/Preferences-Old
For some users, they discover that removing the Razor plugin can help with the “MacBook Pro stuck on password screen” issue. You can also try out this approach with the following steps:
/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/HAL/, remove the Razer Plugin.
With the methods discussed on how to deal with the “MacBook Pro stuck on password screen” issue, you can find the root cause and eventually resolve the issue.
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