How to Export Password From iCloud Keychain on Mac (Sonoma)

Last Updated on Aug 31, 2023

With the newer macOS, you don’t need to use third-party password-managing apps with Mac to store and manage the passwords. Like iOS/iPadOS, Apple has also added the Passwords section in the MacOS. With default Password Manager, it gets easier to import and export passwords in Mac in bulk; however, if you wish to add a few, add them manually by following the simple procedure. Nevertheless, when moving to a new macOS and if you have a batch of passwords to export and import to a new device or Browser [export Safari passwords to CSV, Import Safari Password to Chrome, Firefox, and Other Browser and Password manager], we’ve got a default way out without using any tool.

You can manage multiple passwords of Websites, Mac apps Usernames and passwords, Social Accounts, and more in just a one-click. Wondering how to add, remove, import, and export passwords on Mac? Then, move on to the tutorial and learn how to do it.

How to Manage Passwords on Mac?

➡️ Note: macOS Monterey or later macOS Version has a dedicated password manager for Safari and apps using on your Mac/MacBook. Follow the same steps for export safari passwords to CSV

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Where Mac Password Manage and How to Access iCloud Keychain Passwords?

As usual Mac Safari web browser stores Passwords to your iCloud Account, which can be sync using the icloud keychain option in Mac System Preferences. Now, in the latest macOS Monterey or later version, We have a dedicated Password Manager named “Passwords” in System Preferences.

How to Export iCloud Keychain Password on Mac

On MacOS Ventura, Sonoma

1→ Go to the Apple Logo from the top left corner of the screen. Open System Settings.

System Settings on Mac
System Settings on Mac

2→ Click on More (…) next to the Search Box. and Click on “Export All Passwords“.


3→ Select “Export Passwords…” for the Option “Are you sure you want to export your saved passwords?”.


4→ Choose to Save Location on Mac and Verify using your Touch ID or Password using on your Mac login. That’s it.

On MacOS Monterey & Earlier

1→ Click on the Apple Logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.

Finder System Preferences option on Mac

2→ Next, Choose Passwords > Enter Mac Login Password and View all saved passwords.


3→ In the Passwords screen, search with the website name and see username and password by hovering the cursor. On the same screen, the user can share Password Via Airdrop, Edit, Change Password on the Website.


4→ Copy Username, and Copy Password by click on it.


5→ That’s all about view all saved passwords and Access them.

Bottom left of the window, see Add a New Password [+], Delete Password [-], and Export/Import Passwords.

Let’s see Each functionality correctly.

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How to Import Passwords in Mac?

Importing passwords and storing them in the Mac Passwords section has never been easier, but now it is. Here’s how to import passwords on Mac.

On MacOS Ventura

1→ Go to the Apple Logo > System Settings.

System Settings on Mac
System Settings on Mac

2→ Next, Select Passwords > Enter your Mac Login password to Access the Screen.


3→ Now, Click on More (…) next to the Search Box… Import Passwords…


4→ Now, You can import passwords with a CSV file. And Click on Choose File option.


5→ Browse the CSV file and Import. That’s it.

On MacOS Monterey & Earlier

  1. Click on the Apple Logo > Open System Preferences.
  2. Go to Passwords.password-in-system-preferences-on-mac
  3. Click on the dropdown button just beside the Minus button in the sidebar. Select Import Passwords…import-passwords-to-mac-keychain
  4. Now, Browse CSV file from your Mac Drive and Import it on Mac, With your Website address, Username, and Password.
  5. That’s it.

Can i Import iCloud Keychain Password to 1Password on Mac

On Mac, iCloud Keychain password export through Password manager in Mac System Preferences, as we have shown earlier. But now, we can’t Import the CSV password file to 1Password. Because of different File Formats.

Default icloud Keychain Exported CSV file is in “Title,Url,Username,Password“.

So, we can’t write your Apple’s password CSV file to 1Password. But Hopefully you get a new update from 1Password to get the advantage of official apple support.

How to Add Password to iCloud Password in Mac?

It takes few minutes to save Password in Mac. And if you have more passwords stored on another Mac, jump to importing process and add passwords in bulk.

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top menu bar. Select System Preferences.
  2. Click on Passwords.
  3. In the left sidebar, click on the Plus button to add a new Password to Mac.
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  1. A new Add Password dialogue box will appear; you should see Website, Username, and Password.
  2. Enter the details and select Add Password button.

How to Delete Saved Passwords from iCloud Mac?

Are you done with the saved password? Then remove it from the system, rather than cluttering the macOS with dozens of saved passwords.

  1. Click on Apple Logo > Open the System Preferences.
  2. Go to Passwords.
  3. Now select the password that you want to remove from Saved Passwords, and then click on the Minus (-) button.


  1. Confirm that you want to remove the password, click Delete Password.


That’s it,

How to Export Saved Passwords from Mac?

You can keep and store all the passwords in one place by exporting them from the Passwords section of Mac. Here’s how to export saved passwords from Mac, MacBook.

  1. Click on the Apple Logo menu > Select System Preferences.
  2. Select Passwords.


  1. In the left sidebar, click on the dropdown button just near the Plus and Minus buttons.
  2. Select Export Passwords…

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  1. Choose Folder location on your Mac and Download CSV password file.

That’s it.

The Exported File is supported with all third-party Password manager apps and browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and more.


A dedicated password manager is now more secure, Transparent, and accessible offline in CSV files.

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