Find Wi-Fi passwords

Have you forgotten the password of a Wi-Fi network you have logged in to in the past, and now you are looking for that password once again? Whether it is the Wi-Fi of your friend’s house, a coffee shop, or any other place, if you want the password of the Wi-Fi network you have previously logged in to, this article is for you. Here will discuss how to find Wi-Fi passwords again. Though the password should be stored on your laptop, if it does not automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network whenever you get close to that, you will have to input the password once again.

If your computer has ever connected to that Wi-Fi network previously, you can recover that password from your computer and don’t have to ask anyone else for that. When using a Wi-Fi network on your Mac or Windows computer, the network name and the password automatically get stored in the memory. You might not know about that process, but it is really easy to find out that password.

How to find Wi-Fi passwords with Mac OS?

First, we will discuss how you can find the Wi-Fi password with your Mac operating system. Let me tell you that every password you have ever entered is saved on your Mac and stored in the keychain access. It is the password management system of Mac OS. It means that it also includes all the Wi-Fi network passwords you have previously used.

First, open the Keychain Access app to find the password

After that, click on the password at the top of the window, and here you will be able to see the passwords of several networks you have connected to.

Search the Wi-Fi network you want the password for

Double click on that option

Here, you will see the box next to the show password option

Check the box and enter your password when prompted

Now, you can see the password of that Wi-Fi network on that password field. You can also double-click on the password and select it to copy it to the clipboard.

How to find Wi-Fi passwords on Windows?

If you are willing to find the Wi-Fi network password you’re currently connected to, it is quite a simple job for windows. But it can be a bit tricky when you are willing to get all the stored Wi-Fi passwords on your Windows OS.

How to see the password of the Wi-Fi network you’re currently connected to?

First, click on the start button and go to the control panel.

Go to network and internet and then move towards network and sharing center (available on Windows 11 only).


Go to the settings option, and from there, go to the network and internet option and then head towards the status option. From here, you have to go to the network and sharing center.

You’ll find the Wi-Fi network name highlighted in blue next to the connections

Open the Wi-Fi status page, click on wireless properties, and then the security tab

Check the box next to ‘Show characters’ and it will show your Wi-Fi network password

How to find the password of a Wi-Fi connection you have previously connected to?

First, right-click on the windows icon in the taskbar and click on Windows terminal (Admin).

Type in netsh wlan show profile and then hit enter, and now it will show you all the Wi-Fi networks that you have previously connected to.

Now, you have to find the Wi-Fi network for which you are willing to see the password. For that, type netsh wlan show profile “(Wi-Fi network name)” key=clear (for example, netsh wlan show profile “Netsaga568” key=clear) and hit enter.

The settings for profile connectivity security and cost will appear on your screen

You’ll be able to find the Wi-Fi network password under security settings

Besides the Windows terminal, you can also use the command prompt application to type in the commands listed above to find the Wi-Fi password you are willing to.


Not many people know that one can find the Wi-Fi password they have previously connected to from a computer’s memory. This trick will surely be useful to you.

Hope this article was helpful to you and you have succeeded in finding the password you were looking for.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here