WiFi devices have become more and more advanced, but the method of connecting a device to a WiFi network has remained the same as ever. Just activate the Wi-Fi function on your device (Windows PC, Mac OS, iPhone or Android), search for a WiFi network and finally select it and enter its password to connect.
However, many happen to forget the password of the WiFi network, especially if the device we use has been associated for a long time (automatically) with that WiFi network and therefore the password has not been entered for a long time. In this case, if the need arises to recover the WiFi password and we have not written this password anywhere, the only solution is to recover it from the settings of the device connected to that network (be it a Windows PC, Mac computer, Android mobile phone or an iPhone / iPad). Below we will see all the possible cases and we will try to give you the tips to recover WiFi passwords in a simple and fast way.
Recover WiFi Password from Android Mobile
Android is the most popular “mobile” operating system used by millions of people around the world. Although Android is a simple and “open” operating system, accessing saved Wi-Fi data is not so easy to find on Android. Like its iOS competitor, Android also stores the Wi-Fi password file in the root directory. In some cases, you need to root your Android device to access the WPA file. However, there are also several alternative methods.
For example, you can use a tool like ES File Explorer to recover the Wi-Fi password. ES File Explorer is basically a file management app specially designed for Android devices. Using ES File Explorer you will be able to access the file saved with Wi-Fi password in the root directory without rooting the device.
Here’s how to find the Wi-Fi password on Android using ES File Explorer:
Step 1: Open Google Play Store and download ES File Explorer.
Step 2: Start the ES File Explorer app by tapping its icon
Step 3: Grant all permissions to the ES File Explorer app.
Step 4: Access the main directory and select system> data> misc> and select Wi-Fi from the list.
Step 5: Click the “WPA_supplicant.conf” or “wep_supplicant.conf” file to open it. Open it with the text editor and you will see the password of the Wi-Fi network you were looking for.
Recover Wi-Fi Password from Windows PC
If you have connected a Windows PC to the WiFi network then you can easily extract the WiFi password from it. You just need to be connected to the WiFi network, otherwise you won’t be able to recover the network password. If your Windows PC is connected and has the updated password, follow the steps below to know how to see the password in clear text.
Step 1: First, right-click on the WiFi icon in the system tray, and select Open Network and Internet Settings.
Step 2: In the window that appears, click on the left on “Change adapter settings” as highlighted in the figure below:
Step 3: Search for the WiFi network and then right click on it. From the menu that appears, choose the Status option. The WiFi network properties window will open.
Step 4: Click on the “Wireless Properties” button and then go to the Security tab.
Step 5: In the security tab, click on the “Show Characters” box at the bottom and the password will appear in clear text in the “Network security key” field.
Recover WiFi Password from MacOS Computer
We just saw how to get the WiFi password on the Windows OS, which is extremely simple. But if you don’t have a Windows PC, the above solution is of no use. If you have a Mac OS here’s how to get your WiFi password (stored in it). It all relies on a program called Keychain in MacOS which stores all passwords and security information. This app also stores website login passwords and network passwords. Here are the steps to follow.
Step 1: Search for the keychain app using Spotlight search or by going to Application> Utilities.
Step 2: Click and open Keychain Access and you will see a list of items
Step 3: Access the AirPort network password. To do this, click on the System option in the left pane of the window
Step 4: Now search for the desired wireless network and double click on it.
Step 5: You will see a window that will display information about the selected wireless network such as the name and other details.
Step 6: Finally click on the Show password checkbox and you will be asked to enter the name and password of the OS X administrator.
Step 7: You will then be able to view the wireless network password.
Recover WiFi Password from iPhone / iPad
When it comes to recovering the Wi-Fi password on an iPhone or iPad device, it gets very complicated. Unlike Android, iOS is a more “closed” operating system with a lot of restrictions. However, it is possible to find the WiFi password on iPhone or iPad using third party software called 4uKey – Password Manager.
This is a powerful iOS password search or management tool that is very easy to use. Just download it to your Windows or Mac OS computer and connect the iOS device to the computer. Here are the precise steps to follow.
Step 1: Download 4uKey Password Manager on your Windows or Mac computer from the links below.
Step 2: After installing and opening the program, you will see this initial screen.
Step 3: Connect your device to your computer via USB and wait for it to be detected by the program. Then click on the “Start Scan” button.
Step 4: At the end of the scan you will find all WiFi networks and their respective passwords in the Wi-Fi Account category, as highlighted in the following figure.
So friends in this article you have learn How to Recover WiFi Password for Windows, Android, Mac and iPhone. Follow through the steps and recover or change your WiFi password, which you forget. If you face any kind of problem please connect us through comment book, we will solve it as soon as possible. Thank you and god bless you.