Someone who has accidentally clicked forgets the WI-FI password on one of your devices but can’t recognise it back? We know how foul this trouble is, primarily if you haven’t noted your password down or that little piece of paper you wrote on is nowhere in sight.
No matter the case, you have no excuse to be troubled since you can get your WIFI password back in just a few minutes. To help you understand the process efficiently, we have broken down the entire thing into a step-by-step process.
Once followed correctly, it will surely give you your WIFI password allowing you to resume working or binge-watching your favourite show, so let’s begin.
If Your Wi-Fi is already Connected to Your Phone:
Mobiles are more likely to be connected to Wi-Fi because accidentally clicking the ‘forget Wi-Fi password’ button on your mobile is rare. Primarily this happens with laptops. If you are in a similar connection and have connected, forget the password on your computer but have it on your phone, then follow these steps;
Step 1: Download ES File Explorer Device Manager
The first thing you should do is head over to the Google Play Store and download the EX file explorer since it will allow you to access the Wi-Fi files on your device.
Step 2: Open ES File Explorer in storage
This step will help you access the Wi-Fi folder that’s in your phone’s storage
Step 3: Open Data>Misc.>WIFI folder
Once in your phone’s storage, you must head to the data folder and search for the Wi-Fi folder in the miscellaneous section.
Step 4: Find and Open wpa_suppicant.config with ES File Explorer:
When in your Wi-Fi folder, look for the file named wpa_suppicant.config and open it using the ES explorer. This file will contain a code containing both your Wi-Fi name and password. Once you have the password, note it down, so you don’t have to deal with a situation like this again.
If Your Wi-Fi is Already Linked to Your Laptop
When using a phone, there are times when you accidentally push the ‘forget Wi-Fi password’ switch for the wrong Wi-Fi and end up losing connectivity, but don’t worry because your Wi-Fi is probably connected to one of your laptops. To get your Wi-Fi password from your laptop, you will have to follow these steps;
Step 1: Open the Network and Sharing Centre:
Go to the taskbar and right-click on the Wi-Fi symbol. A list of options would show up. Click on ‘open network sharing centre “.
Step 2: Select the ‘Change Adapter Settings’:
Once inside the network and sharing centre, find the adapter settings, which will probably be towards the lower side of your screen and be named ‘Change adapter settings’ or ‘Change adapter options.
Step 3: Check Your Wi-Fi Network’s Status:
Once you open the adapter settings, you will find a bunch of Wi-Fi networks here, right-click yours and then view its status.
Step 4: Check Security Under Wi-Fi Properties:
Once you open your Wi-Fi status, head to wireless properties and click on the security section. Once opened, this part will show your Wi-Fi password. Once you have the password, note it down, so you don’t have to deal with a situation like this again.