Sometimes we need a Wi-Fi password that has been connected to a laptop. This mostly happens if we want to connect to the Wi-Fi network for mobile phones that have not been entered before. This scenario can be done in the following way as reported by PCMag.
Seeing Wi-Fi passwords that have been connected to a Windows-based computer is quite easy. Click Start in the lower left corner and look for “Network Status”, then click the Change Adapter Options button that appears in the settings menu. If you are a Windows 7 user, open Control Panel then open Network and Internet> Network Connections).
Right-click on the computer’s Wi-Fi adapter, select Status> Wireless Properties. Under the Security tab, there will be a password box with dots in it – click the Show Characters box to see the password. If you try to see passwords for networks that are not currently connected, you can download third-party applications such as Magical Jellybean Wi-Fi Password Revealer, which will display passwords from all previously saved networks.
If you choose not to install additional software, you can find the password from the Windows Command Prompt. Open the Start Menu, search for “Command Prompt”, and right-click to Run As Administrator. Then run the following command to view saved Wi-Fi networks:
netsh wlan show profile
Select the network you want from the list, then run:
wlan display the profile MyNetwork Key = clear
(Replace MyNetwork with the network name previously posted). You will be given some info about the network, including “Main Content”, or password.
To see the password in this Apple-made operating system, can be seen by opening the Keychain Access application. Press Command + Space to open Spotlight, search for “key chain access”, and open the application. Then use the search bar in the Keychain Access application to find the name of the Wi-Fi network that has been connected before.
When you see the network in the list, double-click to see the password entry. You must check the Show Password box at the bottom to see the password.
Viewing Wi-Fi passwords is somewhat more difficult on a cellular platform. If you use Android 10, it’s quite easy to access. Simply open Settings> Network & Internet> Wi-Fi and select the network in question.
If you are not currently connected, you must select a Saved Network to see other networks that are connected to the device. Then, press the Share button, and the Wi-Fi password will appear below the QR code.
Without Android 10, you cannot see Wi-Fi network passwords unless they are rooted. Root-friendly file explorer such as Solid Explorer can help find passwords. Simply navigate to / data / misc / wifi and open the wpa_supplicant file.
In that document, you will find the network name and password. Note that the location of files and the effectiveness of this method can vary from one device to another, because some may encrypt the password in wpa_supplicant.conf.
Seeing the Wi-Fi password on the iPhone isn’t easy, because Apple never made that feature to iOS. If you synchronize your iPhone’s Wi-Fi password with the iCloud Keychain, you will be able to use instructions like the Mac above to view passwords on your computer. This method will work on Mac, even if you have never been connected to a network.
Although less common in recent years, cell phone jailbreaking provides other options. If your device has been jailbroken, open Cydia (App Store for jailbroken phones) and look for Wifi Password.
This application will display a password, although its success depends on the jailbroken software version. If you don’t succeed, there are a number of other similar applications on Cydia that are worth a try.