SEE My Wi-Fi Password  Windows Android iPhone Mac ▷ 2020

Have you forgotten or lost your Wi-Fi password and you don’t know how to see and remember it? Take it easy! Everything has a solution, even this one. This is possible, thanks to the fact that the access codes will always be saved on your computer while you are using them.

You will then enjoy a step-by-step guide to know and remember my Wi-Fi password or key in case of forgetting or loss. To do this, I will guide you to the different ways to know the password of a Wi-fi network, and connect your mobile device or computer.

You just have to know how to get to this information, regardless of the operating system you use. From your computer with Windows, MacOS, GNU / Linux, Android, and even from your own router, you can solve this problem. Will you accompany me

Steps and methods to see the keys of my WiFi in any device in case of forgetfulness or loss

It is possible that, being connected to your wifi, your computer or mobile device, this prompts you for the password again, even though you had already entered it.

Everything is fine, until you realize that you have forgotten it. Especially when your passwords are difficult to remember, thanks to the fact that you wanted increase the security of your network.

Getting this password is a easy process if you follow the correct steps. Well, all operating systems store it, and if you know where to look, you will undoubtedly find it.

Next, I will introduce you to the most common cases. Know what they are:

View Keys Stored in Windows 10

If you use Windows 10, and you want to find the Wifi password that you have forgotten, follow these 5 simple steps:

  • Step 1. Go to Home> Settings> Network and Internet
  • Step 2. Choose the connection and click on “Connect”
  • Step 3. Go to the search box and type “View network connections”, and choose the option you are looking for.
  • Step 4. Once you have chosen the option, click the right button and select: Status> Wireless Network Properties.
  • Step 5. Choose the “Security” and later “Show characters” and ready! You can see in the field “Network security key “ the characters of your Wifi password.

View Keys Stored in Windows 10

Know the key saved on a MacOS

Getting the key saved on a MacOS is also possible, even from its different versions: Mac OS X, OS X or MacOS.

Here are some simple steps that will not fail you:

  • Step 1. Reach “Keychain access “. The fastest way to get there is by pressing CMD + space, so that the Spotlight finder. However, reaching a keychain is not everything. There you will find all the access codes used on your Mac, including those for Wifi.
  • Step 2. Search “Airport”. It is located in the upper right corner of “Keychain Access “.
  • Step 3. Once there, you will be able to see in the main window the list of Wi-Fi connections that have been accessed. You just have to choose the desired option, just by clicking the right button.

Keychain Access on MacOS

  • Step 4. Next, a window will open where you should enter the administrator username and password. Once this information is entered you will see the password. In case you want to copy it, you must go to the option to copy the password to the clipboard.

Show Wifi password on Mac

Finding your WiFi password in GNU / Linux

For access the WiFi password from GNU / Linux, you will find that each distribution presents you with different options. This is due to the type of distribution, since in each one of them the options change. However, I will show you two generalized options in all environments.

  • In the first option, you must enter the option “System preferences”, and click on “Network Option “.
  • Once there, you just have to go to the options menu from the wireless tab, where you can see your Wifi. Once that window opens, you will be able to see your password.
  • However, everything it will depend on the distribution used, to opt for other routes.

The second option, and the safest will always be from the “Terminal”, but for this you do not have to fear codes. Next, I will show you an easy and safe way to know the Wifi key from any Linux:

View Wifi key in Kali Linux

  • The first thing you should do is go to “Terminal Emulator “.
  • Then proceed to place the following code:
  • sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/WIFINAME.nmconnection | grep psk =
  • If you have trouble writing it, you can copy and paste directly to the terminal using ctrl + shift + v. However, you cannot forget that, where it says NAME WIFI must go the name of the WiFi you want to know the password.
  • And ready! It will return a response like this: psk: PASSWORD. So you can see the password that you wanted to know so much.

Remember the password on an Android device

When it comes to remembering the password from Android devices, we have several ways, and some more complicated than others. However, I will talk about the simplest and easiest to use, but for this you will have to resort to two apps.

The first of them, “Wifi Password Recovery “, an application that will look for the password that has been saved in the device, and will show them to you.

The second option it is through any file manager. You can use the app “ES File Explorer “. Through it, you will access the folders data / wifi or data / misc / wifi.

view key wifi android file manager

In this folder, you will find the file wpa_supplicant.conf. Once there, you will be able to see the list of all the Wi-Fi connections that the device has previously accessed, with their respective passwords. All this will be possible, as long as you have root option enabled from your Android device.

wpa_supplicant.conf

*Upgrade: Google has decided to withdraw from its Play Store all the applications created by the company DO Global, among which is the famous app ES File Explorer File Manager, after discovering that these apps generated clicks to advertisements in the background.

View on an iPhone phone

To view your forgotten WiFi password on a iPhone phone, you should use iCloud Sync. This feature is typical of Apple devices. But it requires a previous configuration that I will teach you in step 1, below:

Step 1. Synchronize your iPhone passwords with the Mac

  • In this first step, first of all, you must enter Settings> iCloud> Keychain. If “Key chain” is not activated, you must.

view iphone wifi key sync macs with iphone

  • Then you must go back to “Settings “, and click on the option “Share internet”, to choose “Personal Hotspot “, and activate it. Now if you are ready to connect your Mac with the access point “Personal Hotspot ” of your iPhone, accessing from the WiFi menu.

view wifi key iphone personal hostspot

  • In this way, you will have synchronized the passwords of your iPhone with the Mac Keychain.

Step 2. View saved passwords on Mac

  • Once the synchronization is ready, you will be able to see the WiFi key from your iPhone that you long for. To do this, you must open the Keychain application, either from “Spotlight” (Keychain Access), or from the “Launchpad”, heading to the folder “Others”.
  • Once there, you must go to System, and click on “Passwords“, then you must access the WiFi network that you want to know the password.

see password wifi iphone

  • Click on network name, and access the Key chain, select from the pop-up window the option details about the network you have selected, and choose “Show password“.

see password wifi iphone show

  • In order to grant the administrator credentials, you must enter the username and password.

view password wifi iphone admin credentials

  • Once this process is finished, you will be able to see your password.

see password wifi show password

Check from my router’s own configuration

If all the previous options seem unfeasible, there will always be the option to review from the own configuration of your router. To do this, you must log in with the password that the router brings by default. Generally, it will be reflected in the user manual, but if you can’t find it, you can access it from a web page.

I recommend you do it from RouterPasswords.com, since this website is a specialist in storing users and passwords for all types of routers.

see default wifi password access to router

In case you have changed the default password that the router brings, you can always go to the reset option. And so it will be ready with the factory settings. However, you must take the precaution that the internet configuration does not affect you, because this essential element can affect you.

How to view all saved WiFi passwords on computer using command prompt in Windows 10?

When you are in Windows 10, the option to manage wireless network does not exist, leading you to resort to command lines. Although it seems somewhat complicated, from the System symbols you can do this process in a very easy and simple way.

  • To do this, you just have to open the application “Symbol of the system”, and write the following command: netsh wlan show profiles
  • After that, a list will appear with the WiFi network profiles that have been stored on this computer.
  • Now put the command name: netsh wlan show profile name = wifiname key = clear

But, before running it, replace the wifiname by the name of your WiFi network. In this way, the list of stored data will be displayed, which includes the access passwords that you have been waiting for.

view wifi password windows10 system symbols

We have reached the end of our step-by-step guide to know and remember the password or key of my wifi in case you have forgotten or lost it. If you find it so difficult to remember them, do not forget that you can use this post as many times as necessary to remember it again.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will also be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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