How Do I Find My Wi-Fi Password on PC or Mac?

Trying to find your Wi-Fi password but don't know where to start? We'll show you how to locate your wireless password on both PC and Mac platforms.

Whenever you connect to a Wi-Fi network on your computer, you're usually asked to enter a Wi-Fi password. Often, you'll need to do this to access the network, so you can use it to download your favorite apps. Here are a few ways to find your Wi-Fi password on a Mac or PC.

View saved Wi-Fi password on Windows

Using a Windows PC, you can easily look up the saved Wi-Fi password on your network. This is helpful when you need to reconnect to your network after resetting your connection. There are several ways to do this. One common method is to use the Control Panel. Another way is to use a third-party application. You can use a free application called WirelessKeyView to view the passwords for your Wi-Fi networks. It also allows you to copy them to the clipboard for easy sharing.

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You can also view the saved Wi-Fi password by using the Command Prompt. This Windows application can be opened by right-clicking on the Start button. To run this application, you need to be logged in as an administrator. The app can be opened by typing "cmd" into the search box or by clicking the Run button and typing "command". You can also open the command prompt by pressing the Windows + R keys at the same time. The Command Prompt will open up in a new window.

To view the saved Wi-Fi password in Windows 7, you will first need to open the Network and Sharing Center. This is a Control Panel window that is located under Network and Sharing Center. Once you open the Network and Sharing Center, you will see a list of all your Wi-Fi networks. You can then choose which network you want to view. Once you have chosen a network, you can view the saved Wi-Fi password on your Windows PC by using the following steps.

One of the easiest ways to view the saved Wi-Fi password on Windows is through the Control Panel. In the Control Panel, you can find the View Network Connections control panel app. The View Network Connections app will open up the Wi-Fi Properties dialog box, which will allow you to view all the passwords that are stored on your computer.

Alternatively, you can open the Network and Sharing Center window and then click the Wireless Properties button. This will open the Wi-Fi Status dialog box. Once you have opened the Wi-Fi Status dialog box, you can click the Show characters checkbox to view the Wi-Fi password. If you want to see the password in a text file, you can click the Save button.

Alternatively, you can use a third-party application, such as WirelessKeyView, to view the saved Wi-Fi password on your PC. This free Windows utility will help you easily retrieve and save your Wi-Fi network security passwords. This utility will allow you to look up and copy all the saved passwords for your Wi-Fi network. This free application also has the option to save passwords into a text file.

You can also view the saved Wi-Fi Password on Windows by using the Command Prompt. This command is a little bit more complicated than the Show characters checkbox. You will need to run the command as an administrator, and then type "netsh wlan show profile" in the command window. The command will show you the name of the saved network, and a list of the passwords.

Delete your Wi-Fi password

Whether you're trying to access the internet, troubleshoot a wireless network, or just want to get rid of a network you don't use, you can easily delete your Wi-Fi password on your Mac or PC. Here's how to do it.

Mac users can find and delete a Wi-Fi network by using Network Preferences. Network Preferences are found in the Control Center. This will allow you to delete a network, prioritize it, and change its settings. You can also turn off Auto-Join to prevent the network from re-connecting automatically.

To delete a Wi-Fi network from the iCloud Keychain, you must first locate and copy its password. This is the password that you use to sign in to your Mac. You can use the keychain to recover the password if you're having trouble.

Alternatively, you can open the Terminal, a built-in app on your Mac. This application is also used to look up and change Wi-Fi network passwords. Depending on your version of Mac, you may need to enter a username and password to open it. Afterward, you can use the command line to get the password.

You can also delete your Wi-Fi password on your Mac using Keychain Access. Keychain Access is a built-in application that stores all of your passwords, including Wi-Fi network passwords. When you're logged into your Mac, Keychain Access will show you a list of saved passwords. You can also access the application by searching for it using Spotlight. Once you're there, you can see the passwords for any connected iOS devices, as well as any Wi-Fi networks you've ever saved.

If you're a Mac user, you'll want to turn off Auto-Join before you remove a network. This will prevent your Mac from automatically connecting to the network whenever you get close. This can lead to a surfeit of Wi-Fi networks in your keychain. However, if you do turn off Auto-Join, your Mac will still remember the network. This will make it more difficult to connect to the network if the connection suddenly becomes unreliable.

If you're an iOS user, you can also delete a Wi-Fi network. This feature is enabled starting from iOS 11, so if you don't remember the password, you can find it by searching for it. If you're unable to find it, you can remove it manually. After doing this, you'll remove the Wi-Fi network from the iCloud Keychain, and all of your connected iOS devices will no longer use the password. You can then reconnect to the network using a new password.

There are a couple of other options for deleting a Wi-Fi network, including deleting system files and command line changes. These methods will also restore the network's settings automatically when you restart your Mac.

If you have multiple networks, you may want to prioritize them. This can help improve your Mac's connection quality.

Share your Wi-Fi password between two iPhones

Whether you want to share your Wi-Fi password with a guest or just keep your own private information safe, there are a few easy steps you can take to do it. The process is similar no matter which type of device you have, but there are some important details you need to keep in mind.

The first step is to make sure that both your devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. To do this, go to Settings and navigate to Wi-Fi. Choose your network from the list and click Share. When the network window opens, enter your password into the field and click Share. This will automatically fill the password field for you on your other device.

Once you've entered your password, you will need to place your devices within a few feet of each other. This will minimize the risk of your device being out of range or misinterpreting your password. Then, you'll need to restart both of your devices to make sure they're working properly. If one of your devices isn't working, you'll need to check for network problems, like a weak signal or a dead zone.

Once you've found a Wi-Fi network, you'll need to sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID. You'll also want to make sure that the Personal Hotspot feature is off. You'll also need to make sure that both your devices are within the same Bluetooth range. If you're not sure if you're within range, you can check by locating the Bluetooth icon and clicking it.

Once you've signed in to iCloud, you'll want to add your iPhone's Apple ID to your contacts. This will make it easier to share passwords with other iPhones. It's also a good idea to save your Apple ID's email address in your contacts.

You'll also want to make sure that your iPhone is unlocked and within range of the network, you're trying to access. If you're having trouble, you may need to reset your iPhone's network settings. Alternatively, you can try using the Forget this network option if you want to try a different network. If that doesn't work, you may need to reboot both of your iPhones.

If you want to share your Wi-Fi password between two iPhones, you'll need to make sure that you have the same iOS version. If you're using iOS 11 or later, you'll be able to share your Wi-Fi password with other Apple devices. But if you're using older versions of iOS, you'll need to follow the same steps.

You'll also need to make sure that you've added both of your iPhones' Apple IDs to your Contacts app. If you've done this, you'll need to save the email addresses of your other device's Apple IDs to your contacts as well.

Final thoughts

If you notice in the future that your system is experiencing similar issues, feel free to return to our article and apply some other fixes. If nothing works, we recommend turning to either Microsoft’s customer support team or looking for an IT specialist regarding your PC’s health.

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