Most of the times, your computer is automatically connected to your Wi-Fi network and so is your smartphone. As you don’t need to enter your Wi-Fi password because of auto-connect feature, some people tend to forget their password.
If you are one of those people and have forgotten your Wi-Fi password, we are here to help you out. In this tutorial, we will showcase two step-by-step methods to help you find your Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 operating system.
Step 1: Open Control Panel by starting to type Control Panel in the Windows Search and clicking on the app from the results.
Step 2: When the Control Panel opens, click on the View network status option which is listed under Network and Internet section.
Step 3: Now, click on “Change adapter settings” from the left pane.
Step 4: Double click on your Wi-Fi network to open Properties. Instead, you can also right-click on your Wi-Fi network and select “Status” from the context menu.
Step 5: Now go to the “Security” tab and to check the “Show characters” box. The network security key or the password will be displayed in plain text.
In this method, we will be taking help of the Command Prompt.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt by typing cmd in the Windows Search and clicking on Run as administrator below the results.
Step 2: In the command prompt window, type
netsh wlan show profiles
This way, you will find out what exactly is the name of the Wi-Fi profile you are trying to find the password for.
Step 3: In the next step, type following
netsh wlan show profile name=”WiFi Profile Name” key=clear
Make sure to replace WiFi Profile Name with the profile name.
Step 4: The password for your Wi-Fi network will show up in the Key Content field.