How to find any password in Keychain Access on your Mac
What to do if you forgot any password on your Mac?
We all have dozens of passwords to access websites and other online accounts. Keeping passwords in mind is not easy so Apple provides a feature called keychain. Keychain helps you to keep track of and protect the passwords, account numbers and other personal and confidential information you use daily on your Mac and iOS devices. A keychain is an encrypted container that securely stores your account names and passwords for your Mac, apps, servers, and websites and confidential information including credit card numbers or bank account PIN numbers. You may manage all your keychain passwords by accessing keychain app on your Mac.
Moreover, you may also configure iCloud keychain on your Mac and then access them from any of your Mac computers or iOS devices. If you want to find any password on your Mac, you may easily find it by accessing keychain. Let’s learn how to do that.
By following the below given steps, you may find password for an account, an app, a website or even your WiFi network.
- On your Mac, open the Keychain Access utility by pressing “Command + Space” and starting to type “Keychain” into Spotlight’s search bar.
- Under “Category” in the sidebar on the left side, click on “Passwords.”
- Now search for the thing you are finding for the password for, doing so will provide a list of results.
- Double click on the most recent result, click on the box beside “Show Password.”
- Enter your the password that you use to login to your computer.
- Now you can see the password you were looking for.
In a nutshell, you may use the Keychain Access app on your Mac to view and manage your login credentials and other keychains such as keys, certificates, account information, passwords and notes.