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Recently I had to reset my iPhone to fix a miscellaneous bug. When the device restarted, I wanted to reconnect it to the Wi-Fi network. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember the Wi-Fi password. But just before I could think of taking the long route, my ever-reliable Mac came to my rescue. It hardly took a few steps to find the WiFi password using Mac.

The “Keychain Access” for macOS has long been a highly useful password management system. The app stores all of your passwords for apps, servers, and websites. Besides, it can also store your credit card numbers or personal identification numbers (PINs) for bank accounts. So if you ever happen to forget password or important information, you can ring in this handy password manager to get out of the conundrum!

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How to Find WiFi Password on Mac

How to Find WiFi Password on Mac

Step #1. Open Spotlight search from the top-right corner of the menu bar or press Command-Space to open Spotlight. Then, type in Keychain Access.

Search Keychain Access in Spotlight Search on Mac

Step #2. In the sidebar, click on the system then select Passwords.

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Click on System then Passwords in Keychain Access on Mac

Step #3. Next up, you have to double click on the network in question.

Select Wifi Network in Keychain on Mac

Step #4. Now, check the box for Click on Show Password.

Click on Show Password in Mac Keychain Access

Step #5. Un next, you need to enter your administrator password.

Enter Your System Password on Mac

Step #6. Enter your administrator name and password again, if asked.

Enter System Name and Password on Mac

Step #7. Finally, Wi-Fi password will appear in the text box right next to Show Password.

Find WiFi Password on Mac

Step #8. Now, make any changes, if you want to. And then click on Save Changes to confirm.

View Wi-Fi Password on Mac

That's it!

Video: How To Find WiFi Password on Mac Os?

Wrapping up

Keychain Access works in sync with the iCloud keychain to let you quickly share keychains with your other devices. To know more about how iCloud keychain works, head over to this post.

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