How to Find the Wi-Fi Network Password on a Mac

By Alexander Poirier

Every Mac computer comes with the Keychain Access utility, which keeps track of all of the passwords associated with the computer. If your Mac computer is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the computer's keychain will keep track of the password tied to this network. If you want to locate the Wi-Fi password for your Mac computer, you can do so with the Keychain Access utility in a few simple steps.

Step 1

Click the "Finder" icon on the computer's dock, followed by the "Applications" folder. Click the "Utilities" folder and double-click the "Keychain Access" icon to launch the utility.

Step 2

Click the "Passwords" option beneath the "Category" heading. Scroll through the list of saved passwords and double-click the Wi-Fi network whose password you are trying to obtain.

Step 3

Place a check mark next to the "Show Password" option in the pop-up window that appears. Type your login keychain password when prompted and click the "Allow" button to view the Wi-Fi password. The Wi-Fi password will now be displayed next to the "Show Password" option.