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How to Find Any Passwords on Your Mac

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Apple has made it easier to locate, modify, or delete all your passwords stored in one place. Your Mac will now alert you if your passwords are weak or compromised and encourage you to change them. This is how you can find passwords on your Mac regardless of whether or not you’ve upgraded to macOS Monterey.

What to do if you forget your password on a Mac (macOS Monterey).

Click the Apple icon at the top-left corner and choose System Preferences to find your passwords for a Mac running macOS Monterey. Next, click Passwords to enter your Mac password. To view the password for that website, use the search bar.

  1. Select the Apple icon at the top-left corner on your Mac screen.
  2. Then select System Preferences.
  3. Next, click Passwords.
    Notable: If this option is not available in the System Preferences window you can skip to the next section.
  4. Enter your Mac password. You can also use this password to log in from the lock screen.
  5. Next, you can use the search bar for a password. It can be found on the upper-left corner. Search by website name or username.
  6. Next, choose a password to edit and click OK. The Edit button will appear to the right only if you choose a website from the left sidebar.
  7. You will then find your username and password at the top of this pop-up window.

You can enter a new password from this page, but it won’t change on your Mac or other iCloud devices. You can change your password by clicking the Change Password for a Website button. You will be taken to the login page.

You can also click Delete password. However, it will not remove your Mac’s password or any other iCloud device.

How to Find Passwords for Your Mac (Old Way).

Go to Applications > Utilities to find your saved passwords. Next, open the keychain Access app. Next, click on the em>Applications > Utilities/em> app to find your saved passwords.

The Keychain Access app is pre-installed for all Macs. You can access your passwords and other information, such as credit card numbers. These are the steps you need to follow in order to recover your passwords saved using Keychain Access.

  1. Open the Applications folder. Open a Finder window, then select Applications from the left sidebar. You can also right-click the desktop and press the Command+ Shift + A keys simultaneously.
  2. Next, open the Utility folder.
  3. Next, open Keychain Access.
  4. Click Passwords. This will appear at the top of your browser if you have an older Mac. This might be visible in the left sidebar, under Category.
  5. Next, use the search box to locate a password. Double-click it to open it.
    You can search for the network name to locate your WiFi password.
  6. Click Show Password.
  7. Next, enter your Mac password. This password is what you use to log in to your computer.
  8. Next to Show Password, you’ll find your password.

Check out our list of top password managers if you are tired of having to remember all your passwords.

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