How to Find WiFi Password on Mac (2 Easy Ways)

How to Find WiFi Password on Mac

Remembering your Wi-Fi password can be one of the most challenging tasks. After all, once you enter it on your devices, you rarely ever need to recall it again. But this can pose a problem when, for instance, you have friends over, and they want to use your network. Fortunately, if you have a Mac, it’s possible to retrieve the saved WiFi password from it conveniently. So let’s learn two ways to find a WiFi password on Mac.

Find Saved WiFi Password on Mac

  1. Open the spotlight search and type Keychain Access to launch an app on your Mac.Open Keychain Access Using Spotlight Search on Mac
  2. Now, click on System and then click on Passwords under Categories.
  3. Click on the name of the network you wish to find the password for.Click on Wi-Fi Name in Keychain Access on Mac
  4. Under Attributes, tick on Show password.Click Checkbox to Enable Show Password in Mac Keychain Access
  5. Now, you will have to enter the Administrator’s Username and Password and click on OK.Enter Mac Username and Password and Click on OK
  6. The device might ask for the former again as well. Enter the same and click on Allow.Again Enter Login Details and Click on Allow to Find WiFi Password on Mac Using Keychain Access

You will see your Wi-Fi password in Show Password.

View Saved WiFi Password in Keychain Access on Mac

See Saved WiFi Password Using Terminal on Mac

For this article, I found the password of the WiFi name: iGeeks_Tube. You can change the same by replacing the WIFI NAME in the command below.

  1. Open Terminal using Spotlight Search.
  2. Type the following command in the Terminal window: security find-generic-password -ga WIFI NAME | grep "password:" and press Enter.Open Terminal app and Enter Command on Mac
  3. Mac will ask for your Administrator Username and Password. Enter it and click on Allow.Enter Mac Login Details and Click on Allow

You will be able to view your WiFi password in the command box of the Terminal app.

See Saved WiFi Password Using Terminal on Mac

Note: If you do not remember your Administrator Username, you can click on the Apple logo on the top-left of your screen and find the same in the last.

That’s all from our side!

Now, if you don’t want to use any of these available options to find the saved Wi-Fi password on your macOS, third-party password manager apps can be used to find these passwords easily.

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