- Retrieving or viewing wifi passwords using keychain access is pretty simple and all you need to do is go to utilities and select password -> Select your wifi and enter your MacBook password and view password on your MacBook pro or Air.
- You can retrieve wifi password on your mac using terminal -> then you need to execute these commands in mac terminal then you will see the password in mac terminal
If you forgot your wifi password on your MacBook pro or air then you can easily find the saved password on your Macbook Pro or Air and view your saved password and if you want you can share your wifi password with others as well and to find a saved wifi password on mac you need to know keychain access and your mac password then you can view saved wifi network password on your mac, You can also see all your saved passwords on your macos.
You can view saved password on your mac using terminal and using keychains as well and for this you will need your macbook admin password in order to get your saved wifi passwords on your MacBook pro or air and also view or find your ip address on your MacBook as well and also forget wifi password and connect to your wifi and delete your wifi network and password.
How to Find a Saved WiFi Password on MacBook Pro M1 or Air
Follow below are the steps to find a saved wifi password on your mac using keychain access
Step 1: Click on Go option on top menu of your mac -> then select Utilities.
Step 2: Now double click on keychain access on utilities
Step 3: Click on System and select password in category section displayed on left side of the screen
Step 3: Now you can select your connected wifi and double click on your wifi and click on show password
Step 4: Now you can enter your mac password and click on ok the you can find your wifi password on mac.
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How to Retrieve WIFI Password on Mac Using Terminal
Step 1: Open command space bar and type terminal and click on enter
Step 2: Now you need to execute the first command -> networksetup -listnetworkserviceorder and then press return key then you can see the wifi.
Step 3: Now you can execute the second command -> networksetup -getairportnetwork en0 and press return key then you can see the wifi network name.
Step 4: After that you can execute next command -> networksetup -listallnetworkservices and press return key then you can see the wifi
Step 5:After that you can execute command -> networksetup -getinfo wi-fi and press return key then you can see the ip address and router.
Step 6: Now you can give security command -> security find-generic-password -ga “network name” and press return key
Step 7: Enter your username and password and click on allow then you can see the password and username in your mac terminal.
That’s it, by following above commands using terminal you can View saved WiFi networks Macbook pro or air and all network connection details including IP address etc.
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