How to Import/Export iCloud Keychain Password on Mac

Last Updated on Sep 20, 2021

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

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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 in Mac? Then, move on to the tutorial and learn how to do it.

How to Manage Passwords in Mac?

➡️ Note: macOS Monterey or later macOS Version has dedicated password managed for Safari and apps using on your Mac/MacBook.

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 dedicated Password Managed call Passwords in System Preferences.

  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.password-in-system-preferences-on-mac
  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.edit-or-share-safari-password-on-mac
  4. Copy Username, and Copy Password by click on it.copy-username-or-password-from-safari-keychain-on-mac
  5. That’s all about view all saved passwords and Access them.
  6. Bottom left of the window, see Add a New Password [+], Delete Password [-], and Export/Import Passwords.

Let’ see Each functionality correctly.

Can i Import iCloud Keychain Password to 1Password on Mac

On Mac, iCloud Keychain password export through Password managed 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.add-a-new-login-details-to-mac-icloud-keychain
  4. A new Add Password dialogue box will appear; you should see Website, Username, and Password.
  5. 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.delete-password-from-mac
  4. Confirm that you want to remove the password, click Delete Password.delete-from-saved-password-on-mac-keychain
  5. 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 menu > Select System Preferences.
  2. Select Passwords.password-in-system-preferences-on-mac
  3. In the left sidebar, click on the dropdown button just near the Plus and Minus buttons.
  4. Select Export Passwords…export-password-from-mac-keychain (1)
  5. Choose Folder location on your Mac and Download CSV password file.

That’s it.

the Exported File is supported with Other all third-party Password manager app, Browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and more.

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 in Mac.

  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.

Conclusion:-

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

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