A lot of features are available on Windows 11 operating system that perhaps most people will never use them. Out of them, one of the features of Windows 11 is saving your Wi-Fi password. Once you save the Wi-Fi password on your computer, you don’t need to remember that for future use.
Modern laptops or computers do not carry a sim card slot, so most Windows users either use a modem or smartphone to connect to the internet. After connecting to a Wi-Fi network, you can browse the internet on your PC.
When you try to connect to a Wi-Fi network on your computer, Windows 11 offers you to save your password. Once you save the network SSID password on your computer, whenever you need, you can connect to that Wi-Fi network next time without remembering the SSID password.
But, for some reason, if you want to view your stored Wi-Fi password, there is no need to use a third-party tool. That means built-in options are enough for Windows 11. That said, many third-party tools are available to reveal the saved Wi-Fi password; still, we will use built-in options.
In this growupwindows post, we will guide you with steps to recover your saved Wi-Fi network password from your Windows 11 PC.
How to See Saved Passwords for the Currently Connected Wi-Fi Network on Windows 11?
The Settings app is a centralized place on Windows 11 that allows you to perform several tasks. Even, you can view the saved password for the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to. For that, do the following steps:-
Step 1. First, launch the Settings app by simultaneously pressing
Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, click the
Step 3. Then, on the “Network & Internet” page, select
Step 4. When you’re done, on the “Advanced Network Settings” page, under the “Related Settings” section, select
Step 5. After that, the “Network Connections” window will appear. Next, right-click on your wireless adapter and select
Step 6. After that, in the “Status” window, click the
Step 7. Next, click the
Step 8. Now, below the “Network security key” field, select the checkbox “Show characters.”
That’s it. Now, the password for your currently connected Wi-Fi network is visible in the “Network security key” field.
How to View Previously Joined Wi-Fi Networks Saved Passwords on Windows 11?
Windows 11 offers to save Wi-Fi network passwords that you connect to your computer. That means it is also possible to retrieve the password for that Wi-Fi network if you need it. But, unfortunately, there are no graphical methods to do this. However, you can quickly recover those saved passwords using the command prompt on a Windows 11 operating system. For that, use the following recommended steps:-
Step 1. First, launch elevated Command Prompt.
Step 2. After that, type the following command on the prompt and hit
netsh wlan show profiles
Step 3. Then, note down the Wi-Fi network you want to view the password. Next, type the following command and press
netsh wlan show profile name="GUW" key=clear | find /I "Key Content"
Note:- Please replace “GUW” (without quotes) with the full name of your Wi-Fi network that you have noted down in the previous step.
After completing the above steps, besides “Key Content,” you should see your specified Wi-Fi network’s password.