Memorizing passwords for multiple Wi-Fi networks can be tricky. Especially when you want to connect another device to the Wi-Fi on a Mac or share the password with others. Worry not! Once your Mac is connected successfully, it stores the password. Let’s know how to find and see your saved Wi-Fi network passwords on your Mac.
How to find WiFi passwords on Mac
- View WiFi passwords in System Settings
One of the easiest ways to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Mac is from the System Settings. Here’s how to see it:
- Click the () on the menu bar → Select .
- Select Wi-Fi from the sidebar → Click Advanced.
- Click the 3-dot menu button next to a known Wi-Fi network.
- Select Copy Password.
- Open TextEdit or the Notes app to paste and see the Wi-Fi password.
Look up WiFi passwords in Mac Keychain Access
Macs come with a utility called Keychain Access that keeps a record of your login credentials, security certificates, and cryptographic keys securely. However, that’s not all! You can even use the Keychain Access utility to see saved Wi-Fi passwords.
- Open Keychain Access using the Launchpad or Spotlight search.
If a dialog appears on the screen, select Open Keychain Access.
- Click System from the sidebar → Select Passwords from the top.
- Double-click on a Wi-Fi network you wish to view the password for.
You may use the search bar on the top right to find the Wi-Fi network.
- Under Attributes, click the checkbox next to Show Password.
- Enter your Mac’s Username and Password to see the Wi-Fi password.
You may need to enter these again if another prompt shows up.
- Note down the Wi-Fi password from the Show password text field.