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User Guide to Find a Wi-Fi Password

Find a Wi-Fi Password: Recently, I was setting up my iPad mini, but unfortunately, I could not remember the password for my home Wi-Fi network. However, after spending a few hours trying to find it in Network Preferences on my MacBook Pro, Suddenly I realized that I was searching in the wrong spot.

Dating back several OS X versions, passwords have been saved in an application called Keychain Access. So if you’re searching for a password that you just can’t remember, then you’re in luck. Read our guide on how to find a Wi-Fi password on Mac… 

How to show a Wi-Fi password on macOS

Step 1: 

Firstly, Enter Keychain Access into Spotlight search (Screen Shot 2014-05-16 at 2.54.07 PM) at the top-right menu bar.

Step 2: 

In the sidebar, remember you tab on Passwords. Also, search for the network you want the password for and double tap on it.

Step 3: 

Tap on Show Password. Then confirm your administrator username and password.

Step 4: 

However, a prompt appears to input your administrator’s name and password again.

Step 5: 

The Wi-Fi password appears in the text box next to Show Password.

Keychain Access also saves your applications, internet, and web form passwords. So if you’re in luck or forget one of those too then Keychain access helps you. Also, If password management is something you are not great at, then looking into 1Password on the Mac App Store. However, It’s an essential app for keeping a record of passwords wherever you use them, especially in light of recent events like the Heartbleed bug (serious vulnerability).


If you know of any other password tips and tricks for macOS, let us know in the comments section below. Also, for further queries and questions let us know in the comments section below. You may also drop a comment if you want to share anything else!

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