If the only way to update a password stored in Keychain, is to delete its old/existing stored password & re-add its new update, then steps like this show how.

But I'm curious if there is a way to update without first deleting the old stored password first? That is the case for most website/webapp passwords for example. The extra step of deleting first in Keychain isn't a big deal, but it would be useful to know if that's truly the only way, or if instead I am missing something?

*Note: I am NOT asking how to update the password to Keychain itself, but instead rather I'm asking about passwords stored IN Keychain.


I can’t test as I’m on my phone & don’t think I’ve ever tried on a network password, but for a web password you can simply open the item, reveal the existing pass, type a new one & save.

  • Seems you are right, yes. I don't know why it seemed like that did not work on the old password I tried it on yesterday, but seems to work on the new one today at least. Accepting your Answer, but deleting my question as I see it is stupid now. Thanks – cellepo Dec 1 '18 at 0:36
  • Oh I can't now since it has been Answered I guess. – cellepo Dec 1 '18 at 0:37

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