- Restrict access to the computer without switching off or putting the computer to sleep
- Instantly require a password to resume use of the computer, regardless of password requirement settings
Method 1: From the Apple menu, click "Lock Screen", or press Control-Command-Q from anywhere in Finder
Method 2: If you have a Touchbar Macbook Pro, you can add the lock screen icon to the touchbar.
- Click on the Apple Menu and go to System Preferences
- Click on the Keyboard system preference
- In the Keyboard tab, click on Customize Touch Bar
- Move the "Lock Screen" icon onto the touchbar (just move the mouse below the bottom of your screen; you'll see the icon appear on your Touchbar and you can reposition it as you wish).