Update: In addition to giving the article a much clearer and more concise touch, we have also incorporated a way to view the WiFi password on an iPhone or iPad terminal with the iOS operating system.
Las wifi passwords They are not always easy to remember. In fact, it is best that they are not for avoid security incidents and that some smart neighbor takes advantage of the weakness of that password to steal your wifi.
If you need to connect another device and You don’t remember the password of that WiFi network, or want to share it with someone else, it’s very handy to have on hand. Luckily, your smartphone remembers it for you.
This configuration is not visible in the WiFi configuration, but there are some formulas to recover it and be able to share it. we show you how and where to see WiFi passwords on your mobile.
How to see the passwords of WiFi networks saved on the mobile:
With Android everything is much easier
Since Android 10 was released, you can share password and connection data in the simplest way.
It is presented as an extremely easy way to see WiFi passwords on your mobilesince a QR code is generated in which all the information of the WiFi network to which you are connected is included.
To access it you just have to do the following:
We have to go to settings and from there, enter the section Networks and Internet. After that we give in the section WiFi. Here all nearby WiFi networks and those to which you have already connected on occasion will be displayed. Tap on the WiFi network you want to know or share the connection data and the options will be displayed Forget y Share. You must click on Share and identify yourself with your fingerprint or established security pattern. Then there will appear a QR code with the password and the connection data of that redThe password that will be displayed just below in case you want to use it to connect a laptop or any other device.
EMUI and MIUI also make it very easy
Some manufacturers already had this type of function before it came native to Android.
Huawei o Xiaomi These are two examples of brands that, thanks to their cape, achieve the same with practically the same steps, but placing it in their style.
You must enter the menu settings for, from option Wireless connections and networks, access the list of WiFi networks to which you have connected. Tap on one of them to see its details. Here will appear the QR code that contains all the necessary information to connect to the network, so you only have to scan it with another device to see the password.
Android in which you need to be root
Unfortunately, see WiFi passwords on Android phones prior to Android 10 It is somewhat more complicated because it will be necessary to have superuser or Root permissions.
In previous versions of Android, all the passwords of WiFi networks to which the device was connected were added to a registry located in the system folders, so only users with special superuser permissions will be able to access the file. wpa_supplicant.conf
Once these permissions have been obtained, all you have to do is install an app like WiFi Password Recovery on your device and activate it when you are within the coverage range of the network you need.
The application will automatically access the registry of the WiFi networks to which you have connected and will show you your access data with a password included, also allowing you to create a QR code as to share the data more easily.
You can also do it by using a file explorer with root permissions to open the WiFi password log file. In our case we have used Total Commander to navigate to the route /data/misc/wifi. Here you will find the configuration file wpa_supplicant.conf.
Long press on this file to bring up the Total Commander context menu and tap on To open with to open it with the editor that includes the application.
next to the commands network= each record shows the names of the networks to which you have connected and which remain saved on your smartphone, while after the value PSK= the passwords of those networks appear that you can copy to use them.
What if I have an iPhone?
To see the passwords of WiFi networks in iOS is more complicated and you have to take several steps before achieving it. In general, some section may change, depending on which version of iOS or macOS you have.
To do this we must have a macOS and the synchronization of the iPhone with iCloud.
First we are going to verify that iCloud is activated on the iPhone, going to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud and seeing if it is activated Copy from iCloud.
Now we must go to Settings > Personal hotspot and activate Allow others to connect.
Now we must go to the Mac computer and do the following:
We connect the Mac to the Access point from the Wi-Fi menu. Passwords saved on iPhone will now be synced to Mac. Open the app Key ringgo to System (top left of the window) and click passwords (bottom left). At that moment you will see all the iPhone networks, so you can choose the one you want to know the password. Double click and then enter Show password. Now you have to put the username and password administrator or identify yourself with the fingerprint. Once these data are entered, you will see the WiFi password.
These are the ways that there are right now to see the WiFi password from the phone.
Although the case of the iPhone may be somewhat more complicated, in the rest of the options for Android it is not difficult to know the WiFi password.
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