1. UJ95x's Avatar
    Hey guys, I recently noticed that when using guest mode, it's only allowing access to Safari. I let my sister use it and it froze, and without access to anything else I had no way of exiting and going back to the admin account. Not sure when it was enabled, but I would like to turn it off so that it doesn't restart the laptop every time and so I don't have issues like I just did.

    Already looked in accessibility and security/privacy in system preferences with no luck. Anyone know where I would find that option?
    10-30-2014 12:20 AM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hello! I have no clue about this. But one of our computer whizes will be along soon.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    10-30-2014 12:26 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Guest mode is under Preferences->Users I think.
    10-30-2014 08:45 AM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    Guest mode is under Preferences->Users I think.
    Yeah, I have it on already. What I want is to allow the guest to use more than just Safari. Right now it says "will reboot into secure Safari-only mode" when the guest account is signed into.
    10-30-2014 03:48 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yeah, I have it on already. What I want is to allow the guest to use more than just Safari. Right now it says "will reboot into secure Safari-only mode" when the guest account is signed into.
    That's all the guest account allows. To do more than that you'll need to create an actual user account.
    10-30-2014 04:35 PM
  6. UJ95x's Avatar
    That's all the guest account allows. To do more than that you'll need to create an actual user account.
    It wasn't always like that though, was it? I remember in Mavericks I could use a guest account and it would be like a fresh install of the OS, but I had access to everything. And it didn't reboot my Macbook every time I used it.
    10-30-2014 05:31 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It wasn't always like that though, was it? I remember in Mavericks I could use a guest account and it would be like a fresh install of the OS, but I had access to everything. And it didn't reboot my Macbook every time I used it.
    I think it was like that it Mavericks as well. Further back I don't remember. Guest mode is meant to be really limited so the guest has no access to anything other than the web.
    10-30-2014 06:14 PM
  8. UJ95x's Avatar
    I think it was like that it Mavericks as well. Further back I don't remember. Guest mode is meant to be really limited so the guest has no access to anything other than the web.
    Hmm...maybe I just had another account labeled "Guest," and not an actual guest account. But it definitely did have more access than that.
    Thanks
    10-30-2014 08:43 PM
  9. Lakesha DuBose's Avatar
    Check and see if you have File Vault enabled. I had that same problem a few days ago. Go to system preferences/users and groups, unlock and click on guest account, it says that if FileVault is turned on guest users can only access safari. Hope this helps.
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    01-04-2015 07:21 PM
  10. UJ95x's Avatar
    Check and see if you have File Vault enabled. I had that same problem a few days ago. Go to system preferences/users and groups, unlock and click on guest account, it says that if FileVault is turned on guest users can only access safari. Hope this helps.
    Just now seeing your reply. I think this is it, since I have encryption enabled. Thanks! 😀

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.2
    01-24-2015 03:04 AM

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