Hoping someone can shine some light on this - when I booted my MBP yesterday it had forgotten all passwords - like, everything. There was no password anywhere in the system or in those menubar apps we all love running in the background that it didn’t prompt me for as services started up (and it turns out there are LOTS haha)
The one service that doesn’t seem to have recovered is iMessage. Text messages to my iPhone are no longer showing up on my Mac, and I can’t send from my Mac Messages app either (they fail)
I have signed out of and back in to iMessage and my mobile number (as well as my icloud email id) shows as a valid iMessage destination in Message settings.
Anyone got any ideas?
Also, what might have caused this in the first place?
You boot into safe mode by holding Shift while powering up. It’s not hard, but not common either. It can take a very long time for the safe mode boot to happen. Most things are not loaded when Safe Mode starts. Not sure what “all my passwords” means – 1Password wasn’t working? Keychain was empty? Safari passwords were deleted?