How to Find Wi-Fi Password on iPad

by Anna Sherry   Updated on 2020-05-25 / Update for  Wi-Fi Password

WiFi has become an indispensable part of our lives. Connecting a device is same no matter the gadget you use. You just need to know the network's SSID or network name and enter its password. But sometimes, it can happen that you forget the password for your WiFi network and can't connect a new device.

Or your stingy friend doesn't want to tell you his/her WiFi password but have no qualms to enter the password in your device himself. But he won't allow you to connect a new device to the network, so you want to find its password. Though it isn't as straightforward to find WiFi password on iPad, still, it isn't entirely impossible. Thus, here, in this article, we will give you some solutions on how to find WiFi password on iPad. So, continue on ahead.

Option 1: Find Wi-Fi Password on iPad with iCloud Keychain

iCloud can help you find WiFi password on iPad using the iCloud Keychain feature. iCloud Keychain sync will help you synchronize all saved iCloud data including login details and WiFi passwords across all the linked Apple devices. Then, you can view the password of the preferred WiFi via the Keychain app on Mac. Follow the steps given below if you want to know how to find WiFi stored on iPad using iCloud Keychain -

Step 1: At first on your iPad, tap on Settings at Homescreen and then tap on iCloud.

Step 2: In iCloud, tap Keychain and then toggle the iCloud Keychain switch on.

 turn on icloud  keychain

Step 3: Go back to Settings home screen and turn on the Personal Hotspot.

Step 4: Now, switch to Mac and connect it using WiFi feature to your iPad's Personal Hotspot.

Step 5: Once connected to the personal hotspot, search for "Keychain Access" using the spotlight search. You can use Cmd + Space to initiate the Spotlight Search.

search keychain access

Step 6: From the list of all the WiFi networks, find and click on your preferred WiFi network.

Step 7: Now, in the WiFi network's option, find and click on the "show password" option to view the password.

show password checkbox

Step 8: If prompted to input the Mac account password, you will need to first enter the password before you can view the WiFi password.

Note: Since it is only available for Mac computer or laptops, people who don't have a Mac device should use the other solutions mentioned below to find passwords on iPad.

Option 2: Find Wi-Fi Password on iPad by Login to Router Setting

If you are a Windows users and don't have a Mac to use the iCloud Keychain app, then you could use this method to find WiFi password on iPad. Though, the chances of finding out the WiFi password using this method are based on your network administrator. If they have changed the default username and password then it won't be fruitful but if haven't changed the router's credentials then you are good to go. You just need to locate the IP address of the WiFi router and then you could change WiFi password using your iPad. Follow the steps below to know how to find passwords on iPad by logging into online router settings -

Step 1: On your iPad home screen, tap on Settings > WiFi.

Step 2: Then, tap on the “i” or “more” button next to the WiFi network whose IP address you need to find. You may need to be connected to the WiFi network to know its IP address.

tap more

Step 3: Then, under the router section, you will find the IP address. Note down this IP address.

find ip address

Step 4: Launch Safari browser and in a new tab, enter the IP address you noted earlier and then tap the enter button. Doing so will take you to router's login page.

login page

Step 5: Then, you need to enter the default username and password for the router model. They should be written on the router, but if you can't find it, then you can also search online to find it.

Step 6: After logging in the router settings page, go to "wireless setup" or "wireless settings" tab and then locate the WiFi password.

Note: This method will only work if the Network administrator, in this case, the owner of the WiFi network hasn't changed the default username or password. Though, if it is your own WiFi router, then you can find the default credentials on the routers back panel.

Option 3: Find Wi-Fi Password on iPad via NetworkList Cydia Tweak

If you haven't been able to find WiFi password on iPhone or iPad using the above two methods, then you could try the NetworkList Cydia tweak to find the password of all the WiFi. This is a very simple and easy to use a tweak. Using this, you can find the password of all the WiFi networks whose password you may have forgotten or you don't know. Though, you will need to have to jailbreak your iPad to use this tweak. When you install this tweak, a new tab is added to the WiFi settings of your iPad with the name Known Networks which contains all the past connected WiFi network name and passwords. You can follow the below steps to download and install NetworkList tweak on your iPad and then find WiFi password on the network you want:

Step 1: Open Cydia application on your jailbroken iPad and search "NetworkList" tweak using the search bar. When found, install the tweak on your iPad.

install networklist tweak

Step 2: After installing the tweak, if prompted, tap on "Restart Springboard" to restart the iOS home screen. This process doesn't take more than a few seconds.

Step 3: Then, go to Settings > WiFi. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on "Known Networks".

Step 4: Then, you will go to the Known Networks page and there you can find all the WiFi networks you connected to in the past along with their passwords.

Note: This tweak requires you to jailbreak your iPad. Only then you will be able to download and install it on your iPad.

Option 4: Find Wi-Fi Password on iPad with 4uKey - Password Manager

At last, if you still aren't able to find WiFi password on iPad, even after trying all the solutions mentioned above, then you could try Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager, a great iOS password manager. It is an excellent application that allows you to manage accounts and password on your iOS devices. With Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager, you could find the password of all the connected WiFi networks. Furthermore, you could also find web and app login accounts and their passwords, which can also be exported to other password managers like 1Password, LastPass, etc. If you want to find how to find WiFi password stored on ipad using Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Visit the official website of Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager, and download and install Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager on your Windows or Mac computer/Laptop.

Step 2: After installation, launch this iOS password finder and then connect your iPad to the computer using a suitable USB cable.

find wifi connect ipad to computer

Step 3: Wait for some time and when the iPad is detected by the program, click “Start Scan” button.

find wifi connect ipad to click start scan

Step 4: After that, you will find all the WiFi networks and their respective passwords under the WiFi-account category.  

view WiFi password

Note: You can also export the WiFi account password or just the password of the preferred network to a .csv file. For this, click the Export button and then choose any option of your choice to export the file.

export password


WiFi has become such an important part of our lives that forgetting your WiFi password can give you so much trouble. Sometimes, you will also need to retrieve Wi-Fi password on iPhone or iPad even if the network doesn't belong to you, especially when you are in an emergency. Thus, the solutions here can help you find WiFi password of all the WiFi networks that you had previously connected to. At last, if you need a good iOS password manager to manage WiFi password, then Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager is a great choice and we highly recommend it!

  Updated on 2020-05-25 / Update for  Wi-Fi Password

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