This has happened to everyone: you open an application on your Mac that you haven’t used for a long time (for example, Skype, Dropbox, etc.) – and you are asked for a password. You don’t remember him, of course. Life hack: if you have logged into the same Skype via Safari at least once, you can see the password there. But how to do that?
So, if you suddenly forgot authorization data from any service, but they were saved in Safari on Mac, iPhone or iPad, then you can view them in macOS as follows:
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How to view saved site passwords in Safari on Mac (macOS)
1. Open the Safari browser on your Mac.
2. From the menu bar, select Safari -> Preferences…
3. Open the tab Passwords…
4. As a precaution, the system will ask you to enter your user password (administrator on Mac). Do it.
Note: the password must be entered every time you leave this menu, so it makes sense to do everything once and at once.
Done! All that remains to be done is to indicate the name of the desired site in the search bar. The password from it will initially be covered with a “curtain” in the form of dots, but it is very easy to remove it – just click once on the dots.
If you then click with the right mouse button, you will be able to copy the password – using the “hot keys” ⌘Cmd + C or right click of the mouse – Copy…
Now the received password can be copied into the application. If all else fails, you can copy the password into a text editor (for example, TextEdit or Microsoft Word) and slowly but surely enter it manually.