How To Find WiFi Password on Mac [In less then a minute]
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Have you ever thought that in just a single day how many passwords do you have to type to login? Just think which is the 1st and most important password that you need to place in? Think, Think. Yes! You have got it right. The wifi password. But do you know? How to find wifi password on Mac?
Technology and Global Village has brought to such a world that we are surrounded by passwords all around. And let me tell you a very interesting human instinct that we usually don’t remember passwords all the times.
A clear evident to support the statement is the presence of different tools which are there for the ease of humans that remember password for you people. If you use google chrome with a google account, it remembers your passwords. But the sad thing is that Chrome doesn’t know your wifi password.
Well if you ask me.
I’ll say that type the password on a world pad or sticky note app, save it in your google account. But then I think that what if you forget your google password. Isn’t it interesting?
You must be thinking that when you get connected to the wifi, the wifi password automatically gets saved to the device then why I am telling you about this thing. Am I right?
But you need to know the wifi password on your mac when you update to restore your macbook to factory settings. As you reset you device, you will be asked the wifi password during settings.
Am I right.
Then you will be feeling more thirsty then a thirsty crow to know the wifi password on mac. Jokes apart, mac without wifi is something that really is extremely disturbing.
I am going to share with you 3 very easy and simple methods that will help you, how to find wifi password on mac.
These 3 methods are;
- USE OF 3RD PARTY APP – HOW TO FIND WIFI PASSWORD ON MAC
- TERMINAL METHOD – HOW TO FIND WIFI PASSWORD ON MAC
- KEY CHAIN ACCESS METHOD – HOW TO FIND WIFI PASSWORD ON MAC
Let’s check these methods in details
USE OF 3RD PARTY APP – HOW TO FIND WIFI PASSWORD ON MAC
If you want to find wifi password on the mac without Keychain then this is what you need to do;
There are always several applications or software available in the Mac App Store to perform various tasks. Password Management is a task that not everyone master perennially. Therefore, I’m telling you about some applications that will do the work for you. They will manage and recover the passwords saved on your Mac without asking for any maintenance.
1 Password for Mac
1 Password for Mac is a simple and elegant password manager that everyone needs. It can comfortably organize the security information. You can save and fill passwords, and they will be available for you whenever you need them. Follow these steps in order to setup 1Password on your Mac PC:
Step-1: Download and install the 1Password application. I would definitely prefer RememBear & Disk Drill
Step-2: Launch 1Password. Grant the permissions it needs and follow the instructions present on your screen to set it up.
Step-3: Once set up successfully, it will automatically save all the passwords and usernames you use in your PC. You can access them anytime just by using 1Password.
RememBear is one amazing and beautifully designed password manager available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android operating systems. Using RememBear on Mac will help you to manage all your passwords in a simple manner. The most beautiful feature of RememBear is that when you generate a new password, an animation plays out which turns from a shivering sheep towards a roaring bear as the password is strengthened. Coupled with this, there many other features too. This application is a must try. Follow these steps in order to use RememBear:
Step-1: Download and install RememBear
Step-2: Launch the application and follow the instructions present on your screen. The interface is actually very simple.
If you are one among the people who save their wifi and other passwords in a text document but accidentally it got deleted, this is the perfect solution for you. Disk Drill is a great data recovery software for Mac. It lets you restore the things that you deleted knowingly or unknowingly. Follow these steps in order to use Disk Drill.
Step-1: Download and install Disk Drill from here.
Step-2: Open Disk Drill and select the storage where the document with passwords was saved.
Step-3: Click on the Recover button and let the software scan the content.
Step-4: Then locate the document from the list of recoverable files and recover it.
TERMINAL METHOD – HOW TO FIND WIFI PASSWORD ON MAC
Another way to gain access to the saved wifi passwords on Mac is to use Terminal. Follow these steps in order to learn how to find wifi password on Mac using Terminal:
Step-1: Go to the Terminal window and then type the following command:
security find-generic-password -ga “WIFI_NAME” | grep “password:”
Don’t press Enter now, you have to do it later.
Step-2: Replace WIFI_NAME with the exact name of the Wifi network of which you want to find the password. Now press Enter.
Step-3: You will be prompted to enter your administrator’s username and password. Do it and press Enter.
Step-4: View the password that has appeared on the screen and note it down for future uses.
KEY CHAIN ACCESS METHOD – HOW TO FIND WIFI PASSWORD ON MAC
One of the simplest ways to Find WiFi Password on Mac OS without terminal is by using KeyChain Access.
KeyChain is Apple’s password management system in Mac OS X. KeyChain Access stores passwords of the Wi-Fi networks along with the other passwords used on your Mac OS X including your mail, vault, emails, calendars, etc.
You can simply use KeyChain Access to retrieve any lost password within few clicks. Follow these steps in order to find Wifi password on your Mac:
Step-1: Firstly open Spotlight searches and type KeyChain Access in it. Keychain Access window will open then.
Step-2: Now see through the left side panel on the screen and click on Passwords under Category menu.
Step-3: Locate the network for which you want to view the password from the list and double-click on it. You can also seek help from the search bar.
Step-4: In the newly popped window, click on the Show Password checkbox.
Step-5: Then you will be prompted to enter your System or Administrator’s username and password. Type the required username and password and then click on Allow.
Step-6: Another new window will appear then and you can view the password for the certain network in it.
If you are unaware of what username and password you should use, go to Finder and then click on the Home icon from the sidebar. The Home folder name and username will always be same.
Done. You have successfully retrieved the saved wifi password on your Mac. You can either note it down somewhere or just capture the screen if you are lazy like me.
Today I have shared my experiences related to the topic that how to find wifi password on mac. You never always need to remember the wifi password as once it is inserted, it is automatically saved to the flash memory of your mac.
But you may need it when device restored, someone mistakenly deleted it. Password reset by the network provider and multiple other reasons. I have shared these methods with you that will help you in finding the wifi password on mac.
These 3 very easy and simple methods are
- Terminal Method
- 3rd party Method
- KeyChain Access Method.
For your ease and convenience. I have explained every single step in detail. Please read the complete article for step by step guide by Steve Sadiq.
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