Forgetting your MacBook password can be frustrating, but there are several methods you can use to recover it.

With the MacOS Monterey upgrade, Apple made it even easier to see saved passwords using System Preferences. For those who’ve decided not to upgrade to Monterey, though, you can still find your passwords.

Let’s take a look at how to do that.

How to get a forgotten password on Mac

  1. Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your Mac screen.
  2. Select System Preferences.

3.  Click on Passwords.

4.  Then enter your Mac password. This is the same password that you use to log in to your computer from the lock screen.

5.  Use the search bar to find a password. You can search by the website name or your username.

6.  Then select a password and click Edit.

7.  Finally, you will find your password and username at the top of the pop-up window.

At this point, you can choose to type in a new password, but it will only change on your Mac and other iCloud devices. To change your actual password, you can click the 'Change Password' on the website button. This will open your web browser to the login page for the site.

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