Forgot a password? Can’t bother about digging out Wi-Fi password for the router? If your password fills automatically, you need to know what it is. In this post, you will find about how to locate passwords in Mac’s key-chain. If you have added a setting on your Mac so that your passwords normally auto-fill, then it is convenient. At times, having your password autocomplete may leave you entirely oblivious to what your password is when it is actually needed. A good password obviously isn’t going to be very easy to remember. Thankfully, it is possible to find any password you use on your Mac through your key-chain, that is how your passwords get auto-filled in the first place. If you need to find out the password for an app, an account, a website or WiFi network, you should do this:
- Open Key-chain Access utility. Do this by pressing Command+Space and starting to type Key-chain into the search of spotlight’s bar.
- In the sidebar, on the left, click on Passwords.
- Search for what thing you are looking password for.
- Click double on the most recent result, maybe you have changed it previously many times. There is a chance you may see it more than once, but there always will be a date associated to it.
- Tap on the box, besides, Show Password
- Enter your usual Password that you use to log in to your computer.
- Now the password will be visible .
Finding password on a Mac
You also can use this method to find out your WiFi passwords if you have lost the card that slots into the router or can’t bother to walk downstairs to find it. You simply need to remember the name of the Wi-Fi network. It will be visible in WiFi options if you click on Wi-Fi logo in the menu at the top of the screen.
- Search for the network in the Key-chain Access.
- Click double on the most relevant result.
- When you click on Show Password this time, you will have to make an extra step of entering your admin’s Username as well as Password. If you are unsure about the Username, click on the logo of Apple and check what name you are logged in as.
- You can now see the password in the box beside “Show password.”
James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber-security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.