How to find Wi-Fi password on phone and computer?

In the following article, we teach different methods to view the Wi-Fi network password stored in iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.

Creating a password for your home or workplace WiFi is one of the ways to protect your wireless network; But did you know that you can find the Wi-Fi password easily and by following a few simple steps? Keep in mind that the following methods are not a way to break into a wireless network or commonly known as "wifi hack" and you will find the password using the devices that are already connected to the network.In addition, there is no need for external software, root, jailbreak or any special type of access to the operating system level to obtain the Wi-Fi password, and the user can easily obtain the password using the tools provided by the operating system itself. 

Finding the Wi-Fi password on an Android phone

Before the launch of Android 10, it was not possible to view the password without rooting the device; But now, using the option in the Wi-Fi networks or Network & Internet section, you can easily share the WiFi password with another user or find out the current network password.Note that the steps may be slightly different depending on the brand of the phone; But basically, you need to look for the gear icon or the sharing icon next to the Wi-Fi name in the Settings section.

Follow the steps below to find the Wi-Fi password on the Android phone:

  • Open your phone's Settings and then go to Network & Internet and then Internet.
  • Find the saved or connected network whose password you need.
  • Tap the gear icon on the right. You can also press it for a few seconds
  • Select the Share button.
  • Then verify your identity by verifying your fingerprint or password.
  • Once you've verified your identity, the phone will display the QR code as well as the Wi-Fi password in plain text.
  • You can then share the Wi-Fi password from that page.

Find wifi password on Samsung

  • On your Samsung phone, go to Settings and then go to Connections and Wi-Fi.
  • Find the Wi-Fi network you want and tap on the gear icon on the right side.
  • In the Password field, by tapping on the right icon, the hidden password will be displayed.

Find WiFi password on Xiaomi

  • Enter Settings and then select the Wi-Fi menu.
  • Click on the Wi-Fi network name.
  • In this step, you should take a screenshot of the page containing the QR code
  • Now open the Scanner application from the Tools folder of the phone.
  • In the Scanner app, tap on the bottom right icon to go to the phone gallery and select the relevant image.
  • Finally, by tapping on the Password option, the hidden password will appear on your Xiaomi phone.

Finding the Wi-Fi password with iPhone

After the release of iOS 16, Apple has made it possible to view saved passwords, and there is no need to go through long procedures. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • First enter Settings and then the Wi-Fi menu.
  • Find the Wi-Fi network you want and tap the i icon.
  • Choose hidden password.
  • Depending on the iPhone model, use Touch ID or Face ID for authentication.
  • Finally, the Wi-Fi network password will be displayed.

Find the Wi-Fi password with the app

Most of the programs that display Wi-Fi passwords require root access. But you can share Wi-Fi password through QR code, scan the code in other phone to display the password.

Find the Wi-Fi password in Windows 11

There are many ways to find the WiFi password in Windows 11; But in this article, we will deal with the simplest method.

  • Open Settings in Windows 11.
  • Click on Network & internet.
  • Select the Wi-Fi tab
  • Click Manage known networks.
  • Select the saved wireless network.
  • Click on the View button in the View Wi-Fi security key field.
  • Finally, the password of your desired network will be displayed.

Find Wi-Fi Password on Mac Computer

Apple's desktop operating system known as macOS stores all passwords, including the password of WiFi networks, in an application called Keychain. These passwords will be available on all Apple devices, including iPhone.

First, use the search section to open the Keychain Access app and do the following to view the Wi-Fi password on Mac OS:

  • From the sidebar, under System Keychains, click System.
  • Then select the Passwords tab at the top of the window and double-click on the desired Wi-Fi network.
  • Finally, check the box next to Show password to display the password.

the final conclusion

In the article you read, we tried to discuss the easiest ways to view the WiFi password. Also, if you feel that your current password is not safe or is available to different people, you will need to change the Wi-Fi password with your phone or computer. This issue can be easily understood by observing the amount of remaining Wi-Fi and suspicious network usage.