• Wireless connections are incredibly convenient, and if you have a laptop, Wi-Fi is probably preferable.
  • But what if you need to see saved Wi-Fi passwords? In today’s article, we’ll show you how to do this on both Mac and Windows 10.
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How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

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We use WiFi on our devices almost every day and we have dozens of networks stored on our devices. But what if we need to see saved Wi-Fi passwords for certain networks?

This is quite easy to do and in today’s article we will show you how to do it on Windows 10 and Mac computers.

How can I view saved WiFi passwords on Windows 10 and Mac?

1. Check your connection properties

  1. Press Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Network & Internet section.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

3. Click Change adapter options.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

4. Double click on your WiFi connection.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords  5. Click the Wireless Properties button.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

6. Go to the Security tab and check the Show characters box.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

7. You should now see the password for this Wi-Fi connection in the Network Security Key                field.


2. Use PowerShell or Command Prompt

  1. Press Windows Key + X and choose PowerShell (Admin).

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

2. When PowerShell starts, enter the following command:
netsh wlan display profile WI-FI_NAME key = delete

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

3. Make sure to replace WI-FI_NAME with the name of your Wi-Fi network.
4. Scroll down to the security settings and in the Key content field you should find the                      password for this Wi-Fi network.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords


3. Use Keychain Access

  1. On your Mac, go to the Applications > Utilities section.
  2. Launch Keychain Access from there.
  3. In the Keychains field, select System. In the Category section, select Passwords.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

4. Locate the network in the right pane and double click on it.
5. Now check the Show password checkbox.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

6. Enter your administrator password and the Wi-Fi password will appear.


4. Use the Terminal

  1. Go to Applications > Utilities and launch Terminal.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

2. Run the following command:
          security search-generic-password -go WIFI_NAME | grep “password:”
3. Replace WIFI_NAME with the name of your network.
4. Now enter your administrative data.
5. The WiFi password should now appear.


How to find WiFi password on Google Chrome?

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and press Enter.

How To View Saved WiFi Passwords

3 .Enter your router’s username and password.
4. Go to the Wireless section.
5. There you should see your Wi-Fi settings.
6. If available, check the Show password option to display your Wi-Fi password.

Note: Google Chrome does not save saved Wi-Fi passwords, but you can use it to view your home network password.

Keep in mind that this requires you to know your router’s IP address as well as its credentials. Also, some routers won’t reveal your password, so this workaround may not work for you.

Viewing the saved password on Windows 10 and Mac is quite easy and you can do it easily using the graphical interface.

If you are more tech-savvy, you can easily reveal the saved password from the command line. Have these methods worked for you? Let us know in the comments below.

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