How To View Saved iPhone WiFi Passwords on Mac

[Use Keychain Access For Password Recall]

Wi-Fi networks are precious things that we often like to collect and hoard. Once you are connected, it’s easy to forget about them though, as they automatically save the passwords for future access.

This is not such a bad thing as this way you don’t have to worry about remembering the passwords every single time you go to a familiar Wi-Fi spot.

However, if you are shifting to a new device, or have just reset your old device, those passwords are no long with you, leaving you with the difficult task of trying to recall them.

However, if you are an iPhone user, you can make sure that these passwords are always available to you through Keychain Access on your Mac.

If you want to use this feature to access all your saved Wi-Fi passwords, follow these steps:

  1. Open “Settings” on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down to “iCloud”.
  3. In the “iCloud” section, scroll down to “Keychain”.
  4. Enable the “Keychain” option.
  5. Once done, go back to the main “Settings” page.
  6. Scroll upto “Personal Hotspot” and turn it on.
  7. Use this hotspot to connect your Mac to the internet.
  8. Now just wait for a few minutes while you passwords are saved to the Mac’s Keychain.
  9. Launch “Keychain Access” on your Mac.
  10. Select the Wi-Fi network you want to know the password to.
  11. Double click on the network.
  12. In the pop-up that follows, check the “Show Password” box.
  13. You will be asked to login with your account credentials.
  14. One done, you will be able to see all the password.

With these easy steps, you will be able to easily access all the passwords from the saved Wi-Fi networks on your iPhone.

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Posted on : 07 Aug 2016 @ 07:35

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