Rummaging through the web interface of the router is not always possible. An iPhone or Mac will come to the rescue, provided that one of the devices has already been connected to this grid. We offer three options for solving a common problem.
Situation 1. iPhone connected, you need to connect your Mac
TASK: To plug your Mac to the wireless network that iPhone was previously connected to.
DECISION: All the user needs to worry about is to configure Keychain. You will find detailed instructions on how to configure this function in the corresponding material.
Keychain (iCloud Keychain) allows you to store current user names, account passwords, card data and information about previously connected wireless networks.
If your smartphone has already connected to this wireless network, then a Mac running under the same Apple account as the iPhone will automatically receive a password from the keychain.
Note: To synchronize passwords in the Keychain, the laptop must first be connected to the network to download new data. You can do this by distributing the Internet from your smartphone (by turning Modem mode), or by connecting it to a Mac (the Internet on your smartphone must work).
Situation 2. iPhone connected, there is a Mac and you need to connect a third-party device
TASK: Another scenario scenario looks like this: your iPhone has already connected to a specific wireless network, your Mac is at hand Keychain and you need to find out the Wi-Fi password for the third device.
DECISION: As mentioned above, by setting up the Keychain, you get access to all the passwords used from devices that are included in this keychain. Logging into accounts on Mac sites later may come in handy for automatically filling in passwords from an iPhone using the same Apple ID.
Open Utilities and run the application Bunch of keys.
You will see an impressive list of strings, numbers and dates. All this. your passwords from accounts, application accounts and other secret information.
Go to tab iCloud. Once you tap on the heading of the “Type” list, you will sort the displayed lines by type.
Scroll through the list and find the AirPort Network Password data type. It is in these lines that passwords from Wi-Fi networks to which your iPhone or Mac have ever connected are stored.
After selecting the desired network name, right-click on it and open The properties
In the window that opens, check the box (checkmark) opposite the item Show password. The system will require you to enter the full administrator name and the corresponding password. Please note that you will have to enter a name TOTALLY and only by hand.
After verification, the system will display the current password for the Wi-Fi network you are interested in.
Situation 3. iPhone connected, no Mac
TASK: An iPhone is connected to the wireless network. You do not know the password, but there is a need to connect additional devices, and, therefore, you need to find out the very cherished combination of numbers and letters for the Wi-Fi wireless network.
DECISION: Keychain Apple announced with the release of the iOS 7 mobile operating system back in 2013. In iOS 7, you could view all the password information (including passwords for Wi-Fi networks) directly from your iPhone or iPad by going to the corresponding menu item. But the company decided to complicate the task somewhat, and by opening the item Settings. Safari. Passwords, You can only find passwords for web pages and accounts of used web services.
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The standard set of repositories has a tweak called WiFiPasswords. Install.
We restart Springboard, then open the installed utility and immediately get access to passwords from all Wi-Fi networks ever used.
Highly recommend always set a password for locking and verification using Touch ID. Otherwise, if the smartphone is lost, its “new owner” will easily get full access to all accounts, logins, passwords and cards that you used.
If a terrible thing happened even at the moment when you lost your smartphone a password was not set on it, try to open the keychain on the Mac as soon as possible (Utilities. Keychain) and delete all information from the iCloud tab.
Then change the password for the iCloud bundle from the menu Settings. iCloud. Keychain. Settings. Change Security Code.