We all know the convenience of having our smartphones and laptops connecting automatically to a saved WiFi signal. However, this has made the WiFi password extremely forgettable, since we only enter it once and forget about it. This makes sharing your WiFi with others a little problematic. If you want to know how to find the WiFi password on Mac, then you have come to the right place.
In the next section, we are going to take a look at a couple of methods you can use to find the WiFi password on your Mac. We won’t be listing methods like resetting your router since it’s much easier to find out the WiFi password on Mac than it is on Windows.
Steps to See Saved WiFi Password on Mac
You only need to know two methods to do this and you don’t have to download any app to do this. As I said, macOS makes this process simple. Let’s jump right into it.
1. Using Keychain Access
Apple knows that a user can have tons of passwords nowadays and remembering all of them can be hard. using a single password for everything is also not recommended since if hackers get one password, they can have access to all of your other accounts.
This is where keychain access comes in. It will automatically retrieve and save all of your login credentials and it can only be accessed by the system login password. You can easily view your WiFi password here. Just make sure that you have admin privileges before you go through this method.
- Press Command + Spacebar to launch Spotlight search.
- Search for Keychain Access.
- Under the Keychains header on the left, select System. Select Passwords. You can find it in the Categories section.
- Select your WiFi name and check Show Password.
- Enter the username and password of your computer.
- Hit OK to view your password.
2. Using Terminal
You can also use UNIX commands in Terminal to find out your WiFi password. You need to know the name of your WiFi and have administrator privileges.
- Press Command + Spacebar to launch Spotlight.
- Search for Terminal.
- Type security find-generic-password -ga X | grep “password:”. Replace X with your WiFi name.
- If the command was entered correctly, then macOS will ask you to enter the Admin name and password.
- You will find the WiFi password right below the first command.
Now you know how to find the WiFi password on Mac. I hope that you found this article helpful. Note that these methods only work for saved passwords and will not work on an unrecognized WiFi.
If you have any doubts or comments, please let me know in the comments section down below.