How to see the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks you have connected to – macOS

iCloud I think it is the main advantage that distinguishes Apple by other device and software manufacturers. Owners of iPhone, iPad, Mac, MacBook, Apple Watch can keep all their devices syncronized with each other through the account iCloud. Apple id. In this tutorial you will learn how to see the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks to which you have been connected (or are connected).

In addition to documents, pictures and videos, messages, mail, notes, files and much more, in iCloud the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks to which we connected with a device are also saved. So if we go to a hotel and connect from iPhone to a wireless network with password, both iPad and M/imacBook will automatically connect to that network without having to enter the password. The network password has been saved in iCloud with the first connection a iPhone. The condition is that we have the same account on all devices Apple ID and have the synchronization active iCloud.

In a recent tutorial I showed how can you see the Wi-Fi passwords of the connections saved on iPhone or on the iPad. This tutorial will help you how to find and how you can see from MacBook the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks you were connected to from iPhone or iPad. Of course, you can also see the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks to which MacBook or Mac was or is connected.

As you can see from MacBook the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks to which it is or has been connected

Apple has developed Keychain Access as a manager of passwords, certificates and credentials. All authentication data from websites, Wi-Fi networks and other secure connections with user and password are saved in this password manager. In the Keychain Access including the credentials from iCloud. In other words, if from iPhone or iPad you connect to a wireless network, in Keychain Access on Mac you will find the password of that Wi-Fi network.

open Keychain Access pe Mac, you select iCloud on the left bar, then in the search field write the name of the Wi-Fi network for which you want to find the password.

In my scenario, I want to find out the password to connect to a Wi-Fi network called: Apple Network 5GHz.

Show Wi-Fi saved connections
Show Wi-Fi saved connections

Double click on the name of the network for which we want to see the password, then in the next bifam dialog box "Show password".

How to see the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks you have been connected to - macOS
Show Wi-Fi Password

A dialog box will open in which you must enter the password of the system user on macOS.

Keychain Access Password
Keychain Access Password

Click "Ok" and the password of the Wi-Fi network will become visible and can be copied.

Wi-Fi Network Password
Wi-Fi Network Password

As I said before, in Keychain Access you will also find the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks to which you have connected from iPhone or iPad. Also in Keychain Access you can find the credentials used for authentication on online stores or websites. The tutorial is made on macOS Ventura.

how to » iHowTo » iHowTo - macOS » How to see the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks you have connected to – macOS

Passionate about technology, I like to test and write tutorials about operating systems macOS, Linux, Windows, about WordPress, WooCommerce and configure LEMP web servers (Linux, NGINX, MySQL and PHP). I write on StealthSettings.com since 2006, and a few years later I started writing on iHowTo.Tips tutorials and news about devices in the ecosystem Apple: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, iMac, MacBook, AirPods and accessories.

Leave a Comment