Are you not able to recall your Wi-Fi password? I have already written articles on checking saved WiFi network passwords on iPhone and Windows. You can also do the same on macOS. macOS actually saves passwords for all the Wi-Fi networks you have ever connected to. It is also really easy to retrieve your saved Wi-Fi passwords in macOS. In this article, I will tell you two different ways to see your WiFi network password on Mac.
Use Keychain Access to see WiFi network password
MacOS features a built-in utility called Keychain Access that saves your personal information and passwords including WiFi passwords. To see the saved WiFi password using Keychain Access,
Launch Keychain Access using Spotlight search. Put your cursor in the search box at the top, type the name of your Wi-Fi network, and press Enter.
Double-click your Wi-Fi network in the list, and a dialog box will open. Check the box that says Show password to show your Wi-Fi password.
Keychain Access will ask you to enter your Mac’s user account details. Type the required details and click OK.
Your Wi-Fi password will appear in the box next to Show password.
Use the Terminal to see the WiFi network password
You can also check the WiFi network password using Terminal. For checking WiFi password using Terminal, Open the Terminal app on your Mac
Type the following command, replace MYNETWORK with the name of your Wi-Fi network, and press the return key.
security find-generic-password -ga “Techlomedia.in” | grep ‘password:’
You will see a prompt asking for your administrator details. Type both your username and password in the given fields and click Allow.
The Terminal app will display the password for the Wi-Fi network you specified in the command.
Now you know how to see WiFi network passwords using Terminal.
By using any of these ways, you can quickly check the password of any of the saved WiFi networks. If you’ve ever connected your Mac to a WiFi network, you have that network’s password saved on your Mac. You only need to know the network’s name. You can also check the network’s name from WiFi’s saved network list.