Ever been in a situation where you set up a new WiFi connection, created and saved a new password, but forgot to note it down? Although your laptop/PC can be connected to WiFi, what if you need it for your Android/iOS device? Or a common scenario, where a friend asks for a password, and you just can’t remember. Thankfully, there are several methods that can help you view saved WiFi passwords. Here’s how to find WiFi password on Windows laptop/PC.
How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Windows PC
Step 1- Open System Settings by clicking on the Start button on the lower left corner, and then select the Settings icon, you can also use the shortcut Windows + I.
Step 2- If you are using the latest Windows OS, click on the ‘Network & Internet’ tab on the left pane, navigate and select ‘Advanced network settings’ option on the right side.
Step 3- In the next step, scroll down and find the ‘Related Settings’ section, and then select ‘More network adapter options’.
Step 4- After this a ‘Network Connections’ window will open, right-click on the wireless adapter connected to the WiFi and select ‘Status’.
Step 5- A ‘Status’ window will open where you will find ‘Wireless Properties’, tap on the button.
Step 6- Look for the ‘Security’ tab under ‘Wireless Properties’.
Step 7- Then check the ‘Show character’ option.
Step 8- The password for your connected Wi-Fi network will appear in the “Network Security Key” field.
You can then use the password to connect your Android or iOS device to a WiFi network or share it with your friend. Alternatively, you can use third-party software to retrieve all saved WiFi passwords on your computer or laptop.
How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Windows PC This post first appeared on BGR India.