To get the Wifi password from your Mac, you can follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open “Keychain Access”
To begin, open the “Keychain Access” application on your Mac. You can find it by searching for it using Spotlight or by navigating to “Applications” > “Utilities” > “Keychain Access”.
Step 2: Locate the Wifi Network
In the Keychain Access window, you will see a list of various items. Look for and select the name of the Wifi network whose password you want to retrieve.
Step 3: View Network Password
After selecting the Wifi network, click on the “Info” button located at the bottom of the window. A new window will appear with detailed information about that network.
In this new window, click on the “Show password” checkbox. You might be prompted to enter your user account password or provide Touch ID authentication.
Once authenticated, the Wifi network password will be revealed in plain text in a text field next to the checkbox.
Step 4: Copy or Note Down the Password
You can now either copy the password by selecting it and pressing Command+C or note it down somewhere safe for future reference.
Note: Keep in mind that retrieving Wifi passwords from Keychain Access requires administrator access to your Mac. If you don’t have administrative privileges, you may need to contact someone who does or ask for their assistance.
- Troubleshooting Tip: If you are unable to find a specific Wifi network in Keychain Access, make sure that you are searching under your user account’s keychains and not any other keychains listed on the left sidebar.
- Security Reminder: Wifi passwords are sensitive information, and it’s always recommended to avoid sharing them with unauthorized individuals or storing them insecurely.
Now that you know how to retrieve Wifi passwords from your Mac using Keychain Access, you can easily access saved passwords without the need to reset or reconfigure your Wifi networks. This can be especially helpful if you have forgotten a password or if you need to connect a new device to an existing network.
Remember to use this knowledge responsibly and respect the privacy and security of others’ Wifi networks.