Over time, you tend to forget your WiFi password. If someone asks, you might not know what it is. Perhaps you haven’t used it in a long time.
Whether you’re hosting a party or own a small business, you need to see and share your Wi-Fi password. But you also need security and convenience to go along with it. Here’s what I do to find wifi password on my phone.
How Do I Find Wifi Password on Phone
For Android Users (Android 10 and Newer Versions)
First and foremost you need to be connected to the Wi-Fi, you would like to see the password for. If you’re connected, skip this step.
Go to Settings > Network and Internet > Wi-Fi
Tap on connected Wi-Fi network.
Enter your device security. This could be the biometric fingerprint, face recognition, or pin code.
You will see a QR code and password.
On a second device, you can use the QR scanner to scan the displayed QR code to connect without entering a password. Works for both Android and iOS.
If that didn’t work, enter the displayed password on the second device.
For Android Users (Android 9 and Older Versions)
There is no way to view Wi-Fi passwords directly on an unrooted Android 9 or older phone. But, if you have a rooted phone, it is possible to use third-party apps for this. Follow the steps below.
Try to get username and password from a few different sources and note them down. Most general ones are admin + password.
Back on the router login page, try each of the username/password combinations noted down in Step 7.
Assuming the default credentials haven’t changed, you will see your router main page.
Look for something like Wireless Security, Wireless Configuration, and so on.
You should be able to view the current password and even change it as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Find a Wifi Password to the Networks I’m Not Connected to?
Not by any legal means. Wi-Fi networks have passwords to protect network traffic from outsiders. Unless you hire a hacker or learn hacking yourself, you would not be able to get the password of an unknown network.
Also, note that hacking a Wi-Fi without permission is cybercrime and can be a serious offense.
Can I Scan a QR Code to Get a Password?
Yes. Often, business houses prefer to provide Wi-Fi services using a QR code put up on their premises. You can create them using convenient tools.
Use your phone’s QR scanner to scan these QR codes. Your phone will prompt you to join their Wi-Fi network right away. This method will work on both iOS and Android devices.
Can I View My Phone’s Wi-fi Password on Windows 10 PC?
Yes. But, your PC needs to stay connected to the same network as your phone. Once connected, follow these steps :
Click on Start Menu. Type ‘Network Status’ and press Enter to bring up a new window.
Scroll down to Advanced network settings and click on Network and Sharing Center.
Next to connections, click on the Wi-Fi network name.
Click on Wireless Properties.
Go to the Security Tab. To enable it. check on the checkbox next to it.
Enter password if prompted.
Password is now visible in the Network security key field.
If you own an iPhone and a Mac, it is not necessary to connect your Mac to the same network as your iPhone. But, if you are using an android, this feature isn’t available at the moment. Check the first approach under the For iOS(No jailbreak) section for this.