How to See Your Saved Passwords on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Have you ever forgotten a password that you saved on your Mac? Don’t worry, there’s an easy way to retrieve it!

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to see your saved passwords on Mac using the built-in Keychain Access app. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Launch Keychain Access

To begin, open Spotlight by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner of your screen or press Command + Spacebar. Then, type “Keychain Access” and hit Enter.

Step 2: Locate Saved Passwords

In the Keychain Access app, you’ll see a list of different keychains on the left-hand side. Select “login” from the list to view passwords saved for your user account.


If you’re trying to find passwords saved for websites or applications, select “Passwords” instead. This will display a list of all passwords stored on your Mac.

Step 3: View Password Details

Once you’ve selected the appropriate keychain, you’ll see a list of items in the main window. Look for the item name that corresponds to the password you want to view.

  • Website Passwords: If you’re looking for a website password, find the corresponding website name in the list.
  • Application Passwords: For application passwords, locate the application name instead.

Step 4: Reveal Password

To reveal a saved password, double-click on the item in question. A new window will appear with more details about that specific item.

In this new window, check the box next to “Show password.” You may be prompted to enter your user account password or use Touch ID to authenticate.

Step 5: Confirm Your Identity

After confirming your identity, the saved password will be displayed in plain text. Make sure to keep this information secure and avoid sharing it with others.


If you’re concerned about security, you can choose to hide the password again by unchecking the “Show password” box.

That’s it! You now know how to see your saved passwords on Mac using Keychain Access. Remember to always use strong and unique passwords for maximum security.

We hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy password retrieving!

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