Find your Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 in just a few steps

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
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  • You have two easy ways of finding the Wi-Fi password without any wizard tricks involved. One is based on simple clicks and the other will make you look like a pro.
  • To find your Wi-Fi password you can either use Control Panel or Command Prompt. Learn how to do that from our step by step guide.
  • Wi-Fi is like the air we breathe nowadays. Learn more about this connectivity technology in our Wi-Fi section.
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How to find your Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 in just a few steps

You set up the password for your Wi-Fi a long time ago and it’s already remembered on all your devices.

How about when someone visits you and it just needs some online time? Or how about when you need to factory reset your smartphone or a computer?

The good news is that you don’t need to reprogram your router (although you can do that too). You just need to follow our step by step guide.

How can I find my Wi-Fi password in Windows 10?

You have two easy ways of finding the Wi-Fi password without any wizard tricks involved. One is based on simple clicks and the other will make you look like a pro.

1. Find your Wi-Fi password using Control Panel

  1. Open Control Panel by starting to type Control Panel in the Windows Search and clicking on the app from the results.how to start control panel
  2. Click on the View network status and tasks under Network and Internet.View network status
  3. Next, click on Change adapter settings from the left pane.change adapter settings
  4. Double click on your Wi-Fi network.double click your wi-fi network
  5. Click on the Wireless properties option.click wireless properties
  6. The last steps are to click on the Security tab and to check the Show characters box. The network security key (your password) will show up.click to show characters

2. Find your Wi-Fi password using Command Prompt

  1. Open Command Prompt by typing cmd in the Windows Search and clicking on Run as administrator below the results.how to start Command Prompt
  2. 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.showing the wi fi profile
  3. Now type netsh wlan show profile name=”WiFi Profile Name” key=clear where you will replace WiFi Profile Name with the profile name. In this case, it’s Apt3 so my command would be netsh wlan shows profile name=”Apt3″ key=clear.How to find the Wi-Fi password
  4. The password you’re looking for will show up in the Key Content field.

That’s it! You found the Wi-Fi password like a pro.

If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.

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