When you first connected to a WiFi network on your laptop or desktop computer, you needed the password to do so. But they’re easy to forget, and you may need to know it. Use these steps to find your WiFi password in Windows 10.
- Type “WiFi Settings” into the search bar at the bottom of the screen, then press Enter.
- Scroll down and click Network and Sharing Center.
- Click your WiFi network next to Connections.
- Click Wireless Properties.
- Choose the Security tab.
- Check the Show characters box to display the password.
Our article continues below with additional information and pictures of these steps.
Since your computer can automatically connect to a WiFi network when it’s in range, it only makes sense that the password for that network is saved somewhere.
Fortunately you can locate your WiFi password in Windows 10 by following a few short steps to get to the menu where your WiFi information is located.
How to Find Your Wireless Network Password in Windows 10
The steps in this article were performed on a Windows 10 laptop. This guide assumes that you are currently connected to the WiFi network whose password you are trying to find.
Step 1: Click the magnifying glass or click in the search bar, then type “WiFi Settings” and press Enter.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Network and Sharing Center option.
Step 3: Click the blue link next to Connection that displays the name of your WiFi network.
Step 4: Select the Wireless Properties button.
Step 5: Choose the Security tab at the top of the window.
Step 6: Check the box to the left of Show characters. You should now see the password for the WiFi network.
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