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How to Password Protect a Pdf on Mac

  • Open pdf file that you want to lock -> File -> Export -> Check the box Required password to open document and set password for pdf file and verify password.
  • To unlock pdf file which is password protected -> Open pdf document -> Enter password for pdf file and click on File -> Export -> Uncheck required password.

On your MacBook pro or air if you want to lock pdf file and password protected pdf on mac then you can easily lock pdf on mac and you can simply lock any pdf on mac and open pdf you need to enter password and unlock pdf and protect pdf file without viewing by anyone on MacBook pro or air with macOS Monterey or macOS Ventura without using any third party application on your mac.

Password Protect a Pdf on Mac

How to Password Protect a PDF on Macbook pro or Air

Step 1: Open the pdf that you want to lock on your macbook pro or air.

Step 2: Click on File option from the menu and click on Export.

Step 3: Select the file location that you want to save the pdf file (desktop) -> Click on Permissions.

Step 4: Now, Select the check box next to Require Password to open document.

Step 5: Enter Password and Verify Password.

Step 6: Now, Under owner password -> Enter the same password and verify.

Step 7: Click on Apply and close open windows on mac.

That’s it, this is how you password protect pdf file on Macbook pro or air with MacOS monterey or macOS ventura and lock and password protect pdf file on mac.

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4) How to Fix Can’t Open Apps or Install Apps on M1 MacBook Pro or Air MacOS Monterey

5) How to Change Login Screen Background on MacBook Pro or Air Ventura / Monterey / Big Sur

Remove password from pdf mac preview

If you want to remove password from pdf file on mac then you need to open pdf file that you want to unlock and then enter password and open pdf file and click on file -> Export -> Uncheck require password top open document and your pdf file password protected will be removed.

Can i access pdf file which is password protected

NO! You cant access pdf file which is locked or password protected and you need to enter correct password to unlock or view locked pdf and if you have forgotten password for locked pdf then your file is lost and there is no way to recover it and there are some third party apps that can recover it and you can try but not guaranteed.

Lakshmi Durga
Lakshmi Durga
Lakshmi Durga is Senior Content Writer and Author and Also a Senior Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web for More than 5 Years and She writes about technology related subject troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues. She has a Degree of Bachelor of Technology (Btech) from Kakatiya University and (Master of Technology) Mtech at Kakatiya University and JNTU university and is a real time Technology expert. She is a Real time Tech Expert and enthusiastic and has an Expertize in this technology area and writes specially on troubleshooting guides, solutions and tips and fixes and how to articles on Tech Related subjects like iPhone, Android, iOS, Smart tv and other tech related information.

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