Find Any Password You Want on a Mac
Mac users mostly use the autofill option to enter the credentials while using the internet or any other app. It is quite difficult to remember usernames and passwords.
To have to use passwords to access your device, social media accounts, bank accounts, Wi-Fi connection, websites, apps, and all the other things. We can’t really write down the passwords in a book or a piece of paper because it is quite risky.
The only option left with us is to use the autofill option. But this option has many drawbacks. It is not safe, and we can’t really see the passwords when it is entered automatically. It is kept hidden so that nobody can see it. It is hidden using the asterisks symbol.
But it becomes quite difficult when you want to know the passwords. But there is a solution to everything. Now, you can easily find any passwords on your Mac.
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Keychain Access App:
This app is inbuilt in the Mac and stores all the passwords. Keychain Access app helps you to know all the passwords and account information in your Mac.
Using keychain to Find Passwords on Mac:
You need to follow all these steps to find the password using Keychain Access App.
Step 1: Application Folder
The first thing you need to do is find the application folder in your Mac. If you don’t know where it is, use the Finder Window.
Step 2: Utility Folder
Once you open the application folder, you need to go to the utility folder.
Step 3: Keychain Access
Now, you need to click on Keychain Access to use it. If you want to avoid the first two steps, you can use a shortcut. For a shortcut, you can use Spotlight Search. You have to press “Command” + “space” + Type “Keychain Access”.
Step 4: Passwords
Now, you have to click on “Passwords.” It is given below category.
Step 5: Search
Now, use the search column and type the name of the app or website whose password you want to find. You will see multiple results if you have recently made some changes to it. You need to go with the recent option.
Step 6: Double Click
If you get what you are looking for, you need to double click on it.
Step 7: Show Password
To make the password visible, you have to click inside the “Show Password” box. You have to enter your system password to access it.
Step 8: Enter Password
You have to enter your Mac password to make it visible.
Step 9: See Password
Now, you will able to see the actual password.
Finding Wi-Fi Password on Mac:
You can use Keychain Access to find the Wi-Fi password as well. People mostly don’t remember their Wi-Fi password. But if you still want to know about it, follow these steps.
- Step 1: Go to Application > Utilities > Keychain Access App
- Step 2: Enter your Wi-Fi name in the search column
- Step 3: Click twice on your Wi-Fi network name that appears on the screen
- Step 4: Enter Mac username and password
- Step 5: Check on “Show Password”
- Step 6: Enter username and password again
- Step 7: Get your Wi-Fi password
This is how you can use Keychain Access App to get any password you want on your Mac. You can even get your Wi-Fi password.