Has it ever happened to you that you forgot your Wi-Fi password and can no longer connect to a new device? This is actually more common than it sounds, because once you connect a device, it will automatically connect on future occasions unless you change your network or password. Since you no longer have to enter the password every time you use the network, you can forget it in the long run. If this is your case, do not despair, in this article I will tell you how to see the saved Wi-Fi password on your mobile phone.
How to see wifi password on cell phone
It should be noted that not all phones will display the password in the same way, in the case of those with Android 10 or higher, the procedure will be much simpler. See the steps below:
- Open Wi-Fi settings.
- Click on the network you’re connected to or the one you want to see the password on (it says “Click to share password” next to it). A QR code will appear on the screen.
- On the new device, also open the Wi-Fi settings and tap the camera opening pane present at the top right.
- Scan the QR code of the first device with the camera of the second and you’re done.
- The QR code stores network information including the password, allowing you to easily connect to a new device.
As you can see in the screenshots below, you don’t need to write down your password, it will be shared encrypted via QR code:
This is an easy way to connect to a Wi-Fi network when you don’t remember your password, but your cell phone has access to the network. This means that if you do not know your password completely and you do not have any devices connected, you will have to resort to another method to recover your password. If this is the case, you’ll just review the data that comes from the back of the router or router, and eventually (when you don’t have any access) contact your provider to manage a new security key.
Some tips for improving your Wi-Fi:
- Get to know your megabits per second. The amount of megabits is not always the same as what your service company offers. If you’re paying for a premium package and feel like you’re not getting what you deserve, head over to Speedtest.net or Fast.com to analyze your connection in real time.
- Restarting it from time to time may help. Have you heard that when something is wrong or the computer is slow, it is solved by restarting? In the same way, sometimes a router also needs a fresh air of “reboot”. It is not recommended to unplug it or turn it off every time you stop using it, but these devices can also malfunction after a lot of use and restarting them or simply turning them off and on again might get them working again.
- Don’t put it in a hidden place. Wireless routers tend to spread Wi-Fi signals evenly in all directions from where they are located. This means that, for example, if your router is in the corner of the house, half of the signal will be wasted, so it should be placed in the center of your home or work area to get the most out of it.
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