We all have lots of things on our mind, and remembering our WiFi password is one of them. But sometimes when we are unable to exactly remember the right amount of characters of a password. Of course, we set a strong and complicated password to no others can hack into our system.
So to bring ease into your lives, I present a guide about How To View Saved WiFi Passwords On Mac OS X. This way, you’ll be able to locate/find/view your WiFi passwords anytime you want to. And for your knowledge, I’ll be using Keychain and terminal utilities to get this job done.
How To View Saved WiFi Passwords On Mac OS X?
Find WiFi Passwords Using Keychain Access
- Launch Keychain Access through the spotlight search on Mac.
- Make a few clicks System→Categories→Passwords
- Select a network of whom you want to find wifi password.
- From the newly appearing dialogue box, check the Show password checkbox.
- Enter your Administrator account credentials and click on Ok
- On the next box, enter the same account details and hit the Allow button.
- Now right in front of the Show password checkbox, your saved password will start to appear.
Locate WiFi Passwords Using Terminal
- Launch Terminal on Mac.
- Execute the following command in the terminal:
- security find-generic-password -ga Network NAME | grep “password:”
- When asked, enter your Mac administrator account details.
- Click on the Allow button.
- Now the saved password of the entered network will be shown inside the Terminal.
Note: In the above-provided command, you are required to change your “Network NAME” with your network’s name. In our case, it was Next Web Lines, but to explain it to you, I wrote Network NAME.
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