Have you ever needed to pull up a password for a Wi-Fi network you’ve previously connected to? Luckily your Mac probably has it saved, here’s how to look it up.
If you use iCloud Keychain, you should also be able to look up the passwords for the Wi-Fi networks that you’ve connected to with your iPhone and iPad in addition to your Mac.
Mac: How to see Wi-Fi passwords for networks you’ve connected to
- Open Spotlight search (keyboard shortcut command + space bar or by clicking the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of your Mac’s menu bar)
- Search for and open Keychain Access
- Click on Passwords in the bottom left corner and use the search box in the top right corner of the app’s window to look up a specific Wi-Fi network
- Double-click on the Wi-Fi network you’d like to see the password for
- Click the checkbox next to Show Password (you may need to enter your Mac’s user name and password)
Check out the images below for a more detailed walkthrough:
You’ll likely have quite a few items show up, make sure to narrow your results by clicking Passwords in the bottom left corner and the search box in the top right corner as shown below.
After you find the Wi-Fi network you’re looking for, double-click it.
The last step is to click the show password check box (enter your Mac’s username and password if prompted).
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