How to View Saved WiFi Passwords [Android, iPhone]

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  • WiFi is accessible by many devices and cheaper than cellular data.
  • Wi-Fi connection is a key component of your smartphone and you are likely to connect to several different Wi-Fi networks regularly.
  • Sometimes, you need to view saved WiFi passwords, and you can do that with ease on both Android and iPhone devices.
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Wi-Fi is the most used type of connection on your phone, and you’ve probably connected to dozens of different Wi-Fi networks.

It’s not an unusual thing to forget your WiFi passwords. We might tend to use stronger passwords to make our WiFi network safer. Occasionally, you forget your WiFi password and if you want to connect to a new device, you’ve to remember it.

However, sometimes you need to view saved WiFi passwords, and there’s an easy way to do that on both Android and iPhone.

How can I view the saved WiFi passwords on my phone?

1. Use the Share Wi-Fi option on Android phones

1. On your Android phone, go to Settings > Network & Internet.

network and internet android settings

2. Now select Wi-Fi.

wifi settings android

3. Click the Saved network option at the bottom, or tap the cogwheel icon next to the network name.

navigate to saved networks android

4. Select the desired network.

5. Choose the Share option.

share wifi android option

6. Verify your identity if asked.

7. Now you should see a QR code along with the network’s password.

share wifi password qr code

You can easily view your saved WiFi passwords on your Android phone by using the Share WiFi option. When the QR code is generated for sharing, the screen will also show you the specific WiFi’s name and password.

2. Use the Keychain Sync for iPhones

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Keychain on your iPhone.
  2. Now enable the iCloud Keychain feature.
    keychain icloud view saved wifi passwords iphone, android
  3. Wait for a couple of minutes for the data to sync.
  4. Go to your Mac and navigate to Applications > Utilities and start Keychain Access from there.
  5. In Keychain Access, type the name of the Wi-Fi network whose password you want to see.
  6. Double-click the Wi-Fi network from the list of results.
    keychain access view saved wifi passwords iphone, android
  7. Now check the Show password checkbox.
    show password view saved wifi passwords iphone, android
  8. If needed, enter your administrator password.
  9. After doing that, a network password will appear.

For this method to work, iCloud Keychain sync needs to be enabled on your Mac. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
  2. Select iCloud.
  3. Make sure that Keychain is checked. If it isn’t checked, check it and wait for a couple of minutes to sync.

It’s not possible to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on iPhone without jailbreaking your phone and using third-party apps, so this is the best legitimate way to do it.

To view saved WiFi passwords on your Android, you just need to go to the Saved networks section and choose the share option for the desired network.

On the other hand, the iPhone is a more closed system, and the only way to view saved Wi-Fi passwords is to enable Keychain sync and then view them on your Mac computer.

Let us know in the comments section below if you found our article helped full and managed to find our desired Wi-Fi passwords.

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