How do you find the Wi-Fi password on Android Mobile?

How do you find the Wi-Fi Password

Wi-Fi passwords on Android mobile phones protect your device from strangers or anyone else. If your mobile has internet access through Wi-Fi, then the password is a must.

Otherwise, anyone can access your device and use your internet connection.

What is Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that provides wireless high-speed internet through radio waves.

What do I need for a Wi-Fi connection?

You need a router, a modem, or a dongle.

This wireless router is connected to your Wi-Fi-enabled device, whether mobile or PC or TV or security camera.

Communication is done through airwaves; thus, a password is necessary to protect your personal information from cyber-attacks and internet abusers.

How can one forget the password?

Well, when you get a router or a medium to connect to Wi-Fi, you will find a password at the bottom of the router. In hotspot dongles, the password key is also printed inside the device.

You will be prompted to change the password the first time connecting Wi-Fi.

Why? As the password is known to your Wi-Fi- service provider at that time, they ask you to change it.

However, once you change the key, you may forget it if you need to share the passkey or password with someone. How to then find the key.

Ways to find the Wi-Fi password on Android Mobile

  1. Find from other connected devices.
  2. Check from Hotspot
  3. View Saved Wifi Password on Android
  4. Find from Router
  5. Use third-party apps

1. Find from other connected devices

WIFI connected devices
WIFI connected devices
  • Pick your Android mobile and open the Settings app
  • Go to the Connections option and tap on it.
  • You will find the other connections attached to your mobile
  • Select the Wi-Fi and go to its settings.
  • To view the password for your current WiFi network, click on its name.
  • Select the QR Code icon from the bottom of the screen.
  • Take a screenshot of the Code or directly Scan it with other devices.

Tip: You can also find password from other connected devices by clicking on share password.

See also: How To Change Or Add Google Play Store Payment Methods To Your Android Mobile.

2. Check from Hotspot

WIFI Hotspots
WIFI Hotspot

The hotspot is where you share the internet on other devices. Or you can share your internet with a friend with Hotspot.

  • Go to the phone’s Settings app.
  • Click on wireless and networks.
  • Find the Tethering & Portable Hotspot option and select it.
  • Now, choose or select the Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Find the Configure hotspot and open it.
  • See or view the Password by tapping on the wi-fi password viewer icon.

3. View Saved Wi-Fi Password on Android

Saved password
Saved password

  • First, swipe down the Status Bar on your Android mobile.
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi logo to expand internet settings.
  • Click on the Three dots at the top right corner of the Screen.
  • Now, go to Wi-Fi settings.
  • Find Saved networks inside the Wi-Fi settings.
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi network to see its password.

4. Find from Router

Router Password
Router Password

To see the Wi-Fi password with this method, you will need to know the login details for your router. 

  • Open Wi-Fi settings on your Android phone.
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi Network you are connected to and locate the IP address. It may be like this: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.0
  • Enter the IP address in your browser’s search bar.
  • Insert the Wi-Fi username and password for a router, usually “admin.”
  • From the Home Screen, in the Wi-Fi settings of the Router, find the network’s Password underneath the Wi-Fi name.

5. Use Third-Party Apps

Many apps on the Play Store claim to help you find your Wi-Fi Password. Some of the best ones are:

  1. Instabridge App
  2. Wi-Fi Magic
  3. Wi-Fi WPS WPA Tester
  4. ES File Explorer File Manager

You can install the apps and follow the prompts or instructions to find your password.

Remember that not all apps in app stores are good to download. You need to check their certification and read the reviews before you install them on your mobile.

1. Find the Wi-Fi password on iOS devices.

ios iphone available networks
iPhone available networks
  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on “Wi-Fi” to view the list of available networks.
  3. Find the Wi-Fi network you are connected to and tap on the (i) icon next to its name.
  4. Tap on “Share Password” to display the Wi-Fi password. You might need to authenticate with your device passcode or Face ID/Touch ID.

2. Find the Wi-Fi password for Windows PC

  1. Open the “Control Panel” on your Windows PC.
  2. Click on “Network and Internet” and then select “Network and Sharing Center.”
  3. In the Network and Sharing Center, click on the connected Wi-Fi network name next to “Connections.”
  4. A new window will open. Click on “Wireless Properties.”
  5. Go to the “Security” tab in the Wireless Network Properties window.
  6. To reveal the Wi-Fi password, check the box next to “Show characters” under the “Network security key” section.

3. Find the Wi-Fi password for Linux Computers

  1. Open a terminal window on your Linux computer.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter: sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/*
  3. Look for the Wi-Fi network for which you want to find the password.
  4. The password will be listed under the “psk” parameter in plain text.

Remember, when finding the Wi-Fi password on different devices, ensure that you do it for your network and not violate anyone’s privacy.

Related read: How to Keep your Mobile Safe with Certain Password Tips to Follow?

Final Thoughts

Wi-Fi passwords on mobile devices protect users from hackers and spammers. A strong password is also necessary for your internet connection.

If you have forgotten your password and want to retrieve it, there are many ways to do so. You can choose any of the above methods to find your Wi-Fi password.

FAQs

What is Wi-Fi?

WiFi is the wireless technology connecting computers, tablets, mobile, and other devices to the Internet. This way, they communicate with each other and form a network.

How do I find the Wi-Fi password for my Android mobile?

There are many ways to find a Wi-Fi password for an Android mobile device. You can find it from another connected device, hotspot, saved passwords, router settings, or third-party apps.

Can I share my password?

Yes, you can if you want. You can do this either by QR code sharing or tethering to other devices with which you want to share.

How can i find password on my Windows PC?

You can do so using the command prompt. Find the Wi-Fi networks and follow the instructions.

Can Wi-Fi work without a password?

Yes, you can. But it will be open to anyone, and your information and network will be more vulnerable to hackers.

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Kamal Kaur