Change the default login shell on macOS Ventura 13.0

To change the default shell which is zsh to another such as bash, sh, ksh, csh, dash or tcsh you can either use the Terminal or System Settings on macOS Ventura,

Change default shell using macOS Ventura System Settings

  1. Click on the Apple Icon  on the menu bar,
  2. Now select System Settings,
  3. Select Users & Groups from the left sidebar,
  4. Control-click (right-click) on your User,
  5. You will be prompted to enter your user password,
  6. For Login Shell select the shell you want from the dropdown.
    • /bin/bash
    • /bin/csh
    • /bin/dash
    • /bin/ksh
    • /bin/sh
    • /bin/tcsh
    • /bin/zsh
    Change default login shell macOS Ventura
  7. Click OK

Change default login shell using Terminal Command

  1. Open Terminal App,
  2. Type the command: chsh -s /bin/bash
  3. Enter the user password if prompted.
  4. Restart Terminal

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