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!
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.
Step #2. In the sidebar, click on the system then select Passwords.
Step #3. Next up, you have to double click on the network in question.
Step #4. Now, check the box for Click on Show Password.
Step #5. Un next, you need to enter your administrator password.
Step #6. Enter your administrator name and password again, if asked.
Step #7. Finally, Wi-Fi password will appear in the text box right next to Show Password.
Step #8. Now, make any changes, if you want to. And then click on Save Changes to confirm.
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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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