Easily Find WiFi Password of Connected Network (Video).
Here’s how to find out the Wi-Fi password on your computer or smartphone. Make no mistake, we are talking about finding the Wi-Fi password of connected network . And don’t hack your neighbor’s Wi-Fi.
So let’s get started (or watch the video tutorial below)
1. Find the WiFi password on Windows 7/8/10
Did you know that Windows stores all the Wi-Fi passwords you’ve ever connected to? Not just the current Wi-Fi network. And you can find it quickly by running a simple command in cmd or by going to network settings.
Method 1 – Use cmd
The fastest way to find WiFi password on Windows is to use the command line. This even works for Wi-Fi networks that you’ve connected to before. However, you will need to remember their SSID (WiFi name) where appropriate in order to recover their password. So here’s how to do it.
Just open cmd and enter the following command.
netsh wlan show WiFiName profile key = clear
Here replace WiFiName with your SSID (or the name of the network you have connected to in the past) . And it’s all. Scroll down until you see the security setting and next to the key content is your password.
The second method – using the network settings
If you prefer a graphical interface, go to your Web and the Clearinghouse. To do this, right-click the wireless network icon in the system tray and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
Then click the WiFi name a new window will open, select Wireless Property Click the Security tab and check the Show Symbols checkbox to see the hidden password.
See the gif animation here.
Note. In Windows 8 and 10, it is not possible to find the Wi-Fi password for a network you have connected to using the GUI approach. You need to use cmd for this.
# 2 Find WiFi Password on Mac OS
As with Windows, you can also find the Wi-Fi password for the current network as well as the previously connected network. But now you need “admin rights” to see the Wi-Fi password. There is no way to find Wi-Fi password in Mac OS unless you need an administrator password.
So here’s how to do it.
Start by hitting cmd + space to bring up the highlight and look for “Keychain Access”.
Alternatively, you can also go to / Applications / Utilities / Keychain Access.
Here you will see a list of all Wi-Fi networks. But before making any changes, you need to unlock the lock.
Now scroll down until you see your current WiFi name (or use the search bar at the top).
Once you find the WiFi name double click it show password enter your MAC login password. And now you have the Wi-Fi password of this network.
If you don’t have access to admin password, then there is no way to find WiFi password in MAC. But there is a workaround mentioned at the end of the article.
# 3 Find WiFi Password on Linux
To find the Wi-Fi password in Linux (tested on Ubuntu) open Terminal , type this command and press Enter. It will ask you for a user password, enter it and press Enter again. And now you have a list of connections and their password.
sudo grep psk = / etc / NetworkManager / system-connections / *
This asterisk will display all connections and their keys. If you want to see the keys for a specific network, replace the asterisk with the network SSID.
# 4 Find WiFi Password on Android
As far as Android goes, it’s even harder than Mac OS. Why? Because the file that stores the Wi-Fi passwords is encrypted and inaccessible to ordinary users. You will need root access to view its contents. There is no way to see it without root access. Even if you root it now, it will erase all data and go offline
Now, if you’re in luck and have a rooted Android phone or tablet, you can use an app like Free WiFi Password Recovery to recover all your saved Wi-Fi passwords. The app is free and has less intrusive ads compared to other similar apps in the store.
Alternatively, if you want to do it without any application, open ES file explorer, swipe right to open the menu and enable ROOT Explorer, then go to the root directory – / data / misc / wifi / … Once there, scroll down until you see the wpa_supplicant.conf file and open it in any text editor.
Here you will find all SSIDs with their password.
# 5 Find the WiFi password on iOS
Like Android, iPhone and iPad also hide Wi-Fi password. But if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a jailbreak iPhone, you can use this free utility called WiFi Passwords (not tested).
However, you can see the saved Wi-Fi password on your iPhone (doesn’t work on iPad) if you have a Mac computer and both your iPhone and Mac are connected to the same iCloud account. So, once you have that, you can access your iPhone’s keychain database (the file that stores all the passwords) from your Mac.
For more information, check out this guide on How to View Saved iPhone WiFi Passwords on Mac (No Jailbreak).
# 6 Find the WiFi password on your router
If for any reason the above methods did not work, you can always check the password directly from the router’s page.
Open a browser from any device connected to the network. Enter “Router IP Address” in the address bar. This is usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. But it may differ depending on the router. Don’t worry, you can get this information by doing a quick Google search on your router model number.
Next, enter the login and password of the router.
Again, this is different for each device, so ask the owner (or try admin for username and password). After successfully logging in, navigate to Wireless Setup where you will find the password in the Wireless Password field.
What if nothing works?
In most cases, the above methods will help you recover your Wi-Fi password, but if you have an Android phone without rooting and can’t access your router, then here are a few things you can try to connect to your router using the default WPS PIN.
If you have physical access to the router, find the small WPS option on the back of the router and press it, now on your Android smartphone go to Wireless Settings Advanced Settings enable WPS scanning.
When you press the WPS button on the router and Android smartphone at the same time, the router automatically transmits the Wi-Fi password wirelessly and connects the device to the router without having to enter the Wi-Fi password. (Video tutorial here)
Read more: What to do if you forgot your Wi-Fi password