How to Recover Deleted Passwords on Mac in macOS Sonoma

We are human, and we tend to make mistakes. If you accidentally deleted the password on your Mac, everything is not lost. In the latest version of macOS, you can now easily recover the deleted password on your Mac, thanks to the arrival of a new password recovery feature. That said, let me show you two ways to Recover Accidentally Deleted Passwords on a Mac running macOS Sonoma & later. 

How to Restore Deleted Passwords on Mac

Let’s first understand how this password recovery feature works on Mac to get going.

How does built-in recovery password feature work in macOS Sonoma

When you delete the password on your Mac, initially, it gets automatically dumped into the “Recently Deleted Folder.” All those recently deleted passwords stay there for up to 30 days. After that, macOS automatically deletes them. As a result, you can hassle-freely restore deleted passwords on macOS 14 within the stipulated time. And talking about the procedure to retrieve deleted passwords on Mac, it’s as straightforward as ever. 

Steps to Recover an Accidentally Deleted Password in macOS 14 on Mac

If you want to recover the single password on your Mac running macOS, do follow the steps below.

1→ Go to Apple Menu. Select System Settings…

System Settings on Mac
System Settings on Mac

2→ Click on Password from the left pane.

Password Settings in Mac System Settings
Password Settings in Mac System Settings

3→ From the right side, click on Recently Deleted.

Recently Delete Saved Password Option in Mac Settings
Recently Delete Saved Password Option in Mac Settings

4→ After this, you will see the long list of passwords you deleted in the last 30 days. 

Hover the cursor on the password you want to recover, then click on Info Button next to it.

Recover Delete Password on Mac from Settings
Recover Delete Password on Mac from Settings

Lastly, select Recover. Or else, click on the desired password and then click on the Recover button from the prompted menu.

Steps to Recover Several Deleted Passwords in macOS 14 on Mac

1→ Go to Apple Logo. Select System Settings…

Click apple logo select the system settings... on mac

2→ Click on Passwords from the left pane.

Select passwords enter your passwords on mac

3→ Click on the Recently deleted folder on the right side.

Select Recently Deleted in passwords on mac

4→ Select all the passwords you want to recover.

Select all passwords you want to recover on mac

5→ At last, click on the Recovery Button at the bottom right corner of the screen. 

Choose the recover button on mac

That’s It!

Final Thought!

This is how you can recover the deleted password on your Mac when you accidentally delete it and start using it again. I hope the above guide was helpful.

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Karly Wood

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