There are many reasons why you might want to see the password for a wireless network that you’re connected to. For example, if you need to share the network with someone else, or if you just want to be able to connect to it manually without having your computer remember the password, then it’s helpful to know how to view it.
macOS Ventura is a newest operating system from Apple that has many improved features and imroved security. And in this article, we’ll show you a few different methods that you can use to find the password for a wireless network on macOS Ventura.
Method 1: Find the Password for a Wireless Network in the System Settings
If you’re using macOS Ventura, then the process for finding a wireless network’s password is different than on older versions of the operating system. In Ventura, you can find the password for a Wi-Fi network on System Settings with a few simple steps. For the older versions of macOS, please refer to Method 2 or 3.
1. Open the System Preferences application from the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen.
2. Click on the Network preference panel.
3. Select the Wi-Fi network that you’re connected to from the left side menu.
4. Click the “three dot” icon next to the Wi-Fi network that you want to find the password for.
5. From the drop-down menu, select “Copy Password”.
6. Enter your administrator password when prompted and then click on the hit “Enter” button.
The password for the selected wireless network will now be copied to your clipboard, and you can paste it into the required field or any apps such as Word, TextEdit, or Notes.
Method 2: View the Password in the Keychain Access App
Step 1: Open the Keychain Access app. You can do this by searching for it in Spotlight, or by opening it from the Utilities folder in your Applications folder.
Step 2: In the Keychain Access app, type the name of the network that you want to find the password for into the search bar in the top-right corner of the window.
Step 3: Right-click (or Control-click) on the entry for the network that you want to find the password for and click Copy Password in the pop-up menu.
Step 4: Enter your user account password when prompted and click OK.
Method 3: Use the Command in Terminal
Step 1: Open the Terminal app. You can find this in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder, or by searching for it in Spotlight.
Step 2: Type the following command into Terminal and press Enter:
security find-generic-password -ga "mywifinetwork" | grep "password:"
Replace “mywifinetwork” with the name of the wifi that you want to find the password for.
Step 3: Enter your user account password when prompted and press Enter.
And that’s all you need to do! These are three simple methods that you can use to find the password for a wireless network on macOS Ventura.
1. How can I share my Wi-Fi password with someone else?
If you need to share your Wi-Fi password with someone else, then you can use the System Preferences application on macOS Ventura. Just follow the steps in Method 1 above. Once copy the password, you can paste it into an email, message, or any other application and Airdrop it to the other person.
2. Can I find the Wi-Fi password on my iPhone?
Yes, you can! Just go to Settings -> Wi-Fi and then select the network that you want to find the password for. Tap on the “i” icon next to the network and then tap on the “Copy Password” option. This way only works if you are using iOS 16 or above.
3. How can I find the Wi-Fi password on my Windows computer?
To find the Wi-Fi password on a Windows 11 computer, just click here.
4. Do these methods work on all versions of macOS?
Yes, both methods 2 & 3 will work on all versions of macOS, including macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, and Yosemite. However, method 1 will only work on macOS Ventura or later.
We hope that this article has helped you to find the password for a Wi-Fi network on macOS Ventura. If you have any questions or comments, then please leave them down below. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on Apple tips and tricks for more helpful guides like this one!