Not able to remember your own WiFi password is one of the most frustrating things. This is more irritating when you want to connect the new device with WiFi and you are not able to recall the WiFi password. Here we will tell you how you can find the WiFi password of your current network.

There are multiple ways which help you to retrieve the forgotten password so here we will tell you various methods to find the WiFi password of your current network.

How to Find The WiFi Password Using Command Prompt in Windows

How to Find The WiFi Password Using Command Prompt in Windows

Click on Start or Windows button and type ‘cmd’.

When cmd appears right click on it and choose ‘Run as administrator’ option.

A black window or command prompt box will be open. You need to type below command in it and hit enter.

netsh wlan show profile name=yournetworkname key=clear

Note: You need to enter the WiFi or connection name in place of ‘yournetworkname’ for instance if your WiFi connection name is Airtel then you need to type a command like this:

netsh wlan show profile name=airtel key=clear

When your press Enter you can check your WiFi password as key content.

If you to want to see the list of your all previous WiFi connection then type this command:

netsh wlan show profiles

General Method to Find the WiFi Password

General Method to Find the WiFi Password

If you find cmd method bit complicated then don’t worry we have another way that helps you to retrieve lost method.

First, click on the system tray. If you think where it is then it is a small arrow which you will find on the right side of the task bar. Click on it, here you will find a WiFi symbol, right click on it and choose Open Network and Sharing Center option.

On the left side click on Change adapter settings.

Now click on activate WiFi network, right click on it and select the Status option.

A new window will be a pop-up from where you need to click on Wireless Properties.

Here you will see two tabs. You need to click on Security tab.

Voila here is your WiFi password in Network security key field. To reveal the password check Show characters box.

How to Find the WiFi Password in Mac Using Terminal

How to Find the WiFi Password in Mac Using Terminal

Like Windows users, Mac users can also retrieve lost WiFi password that too without much struggle. All you need to follow these simple steps:

Press Cmd + Space. This command with open Spotlight.

Type terminal and select the Terminal app.

Now you need to enter the following command:

security find-generic-passwordwa yournetworkname

Note: You need to enter the WiFi or connection name in place of ‘yournetworkname’ for instance if your WiFi connection name is Airtel then you need to type a command like this:

security find-generic-password -wa airtel

After typing the command you need to enter your system’s username and password. Enter your credential and get your password.

How to Find WiFi Password in Linux

How to Find WiFi Password in Linux

Retrieving WiFi password from Linux is again too simple. You can get your password using the terminal. Here how it is done.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T. This will open a terminal in Linux.

In the terminal box, you need to enter the following command.

sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/yournetworkname | grep psk=

Note: You need to enter the WiFi or connection name in place of ‘yournetworkname’ for instance if your WiFi connection name is Airtel then you need to type a command like this:

sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/airtel | grep psk=

In case you want to know the network name then simply use below command.

sudo grep psk= /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/*

How to Find the WiFi Password in Android

How to Find the WiFi Password in Android

Let us first clear you that you need a rooted Android device in order to retrieve a lost password. If you already have one then follow the below procedure.

First, install ES File Explorer app in your device. We will not surprised if you already have it.

Open ES File Explorer > Local > Select Device.

Here app will ask for the Super User permission. Allow it.

Look for the folder ‘data’ open it and look for ‘misc’ folder.

In misc folder look for ‘wifi’ folder and open it. In this folder, you will find a file called ‘wpa_Supplicant.conf’. Open it as text.

Look for WiFi name(SSID) in the file. Once you figure out just below you will find your password (PSK).

Hope you like our tutorial. If you have any question in your mind then feel free to ask in the below comment box.

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