How to recover a saved WiFi password in OS X

Everybody has been in this situation (Well, at least I have).  You are sitting in a coffeeshop and you need to connect your phone to the WiFi.  You have connected your laptop to the WiFi before but you can not remember the password.  You could get up and ask the barista for the password but that is a little bit of a hassle.  Well, since you have already connected to the access point on your laptop, you can look the password up on it.  I shall show you how.

Step #1: Open Keychain Access

'Open Keychain Access'

Step #2: Use the search box in the upper right corner to search by the SSID

Use the search box in the upper right corner to search by the SSID

Search by the SSID

Step #3: Select and open the record

Open the record

Step #4: Check “Show password”

Show password

It is that easy.

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