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Unveiling the Secrets: How to View Saved Wi-Fi Passwords


In the ever-evolving world of technology, we often find ourselves in situations where we need access to a Wi-Fi network but can’t recall the password. Whether you’ve forgotten the credentials to your home Wi-Fi or need to connect to a friend’s network, fret not! In this blog post, we’ll explore various tricks and hacks to help you view saved Wi-Fi passwords on different devices.

Disclaimer: Before diving into the methods, it’s important to note that attempting to access Wi-Fi networks without permission is illegal and unethical. The techniques discussed here are intended for educational purposes only, and users should always respect privacy and adhere to legal and ethical standards.

  1. Windows:
  • Open the Command Prompt with administrator privileges by right-clicking the Start button and selecting “Command Prompt (Admin).”
  • Type netsh wlan show profiles to list all the Wi-Fi networks your computer has connected to.
  • To reveal the password of a specific network, use netsh wlan show profile name="NETWORK_NAME" key=clear, replacing “NETWORK_NAME” with the desired network’s name.
  1. Mac:
  • Navigate to Applications > Utilities and open the Terminal.
  • Enter the command security find-generic-password -wa "Wi-Fi Network Name" to retrieve the Wi-Fi password for the specified network.
  1. Android:
  • Rooted devices: Download a file explorer app that can access the root directory, such as ES File Explorer. Navigate to /data/misc/wifi/ and open the wpa_supplicant.conf file to find saved Wi-Fi passwords.
  • Non-rooted devices: While it’s generally more challenging without root access, some third-party apps claim to reveal Wi-Fi passwords, but their effectiveness may vary.
  1. iOS:
  • Jailbroken devices: Cydia offers various tweaks like “WiFi Passwords List” that allow users to view saved Wi-Fi passwords.
  • Non-jailbroken devices: Access to saved Wi-Fi passwords is restricted on non-jailbroken iOS devices due to security measures.
  1. Router Label:
  • For your home Wi-Fi, the default Wi-Fi password is often printed on a label on the router. This is a quick and easy way to retrieve the password without any technical expertise.


While the ability to view saved Wi-Fi passwords can be useful in certain situations, it’s crucial to exercise caution and respect privacy. Always seek permission before attempting to access any network, and remember that unauthorized access is both illegal and unethical. If you find yourself unable to retrieve a Wi-Fi password, the best course of action is to contact the network administrator or owner for assistance. By following these tips and tricks responsibly, you can navigate the world of Wi-Fi connectivity more effectively and securely.

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