Here’s How You Can Find WiFi Password on iPad & Android Tablets

Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by Ernest and Saad

Your WiFi password acts as a key to your home network. Forgetting it has remained a common norm for years. This begs the question, how can you find your WiFi password on your iPad and Android tablet? 

You can find WiFi passwords on your iPad by either using WiFi Passwords which requires a jailbreak. Or, you can use 4uKey Password Manager for non-jailbroken iPads. However, the latter method does require a laptop as well.

In this article, we’re going to go over exactly how you can find your WiFi passwords on an iPad, jailbroken, and non-jailbroken, alongside how you can do the same on an Android device. So, stay tuned!

Generic Method: Using Your Router

If you have access to your router’s default gateway, you can view and change your WiFi passwords from there. This, by far, is the easiest method to find your WiFi passwords on either an iPad or an Android tablet. Here’s how:

Finding Your Default Gateway 

First things first, you need to find out your router’s configuration page. There, you’ll be able to change your password or find your WiFi password. Here’s how you can do so:

iPad / iPhone

finding IP address of your WiFi on your iPad & default gateway
  • Open the Settings application on your iPad / iPhone
  • After doing so, head to WiFi 
  • Now, tap on the i icon
  • You should now see an address besides Router. This is your default gateway

Android

  • Open the Settings application on your iPad
  • Now, head to Connections > WiFi
  • Tap on the Gear icon
  • Now, change your IP Address type from Default to Static
  • After doing so, you should find your Router’s IP Address. This is your Default Gateway
  • You can now change your IP address back to Static

Common IP Addresses

If you want to go through the method of trial and error, here are the most common Default Gateway addresses used by routers:

  • 192.168.1.1
  • 192.168.0.1
  • 192.168.100.1
  • 192.168.100.0

Note: If these addresses do not lead you to a login page, then you’ll have to manually find your Default Gateway address. 

Finding The Username And Password

Your Default Gateway username and password is located at the back of your router. If that isn’t the case, most of the time, the username and password are root or admin. If those don’t seem to work, then you’ll have to reset your router to gain access to your Default Gateway since you will then be able to use the username and password present behind your router.

Finding The WiFi Password

After you’ve found your Default Gateway address alongside the username and password, here’s how you can find your WiFi passwords on iPad:

  1. Login to your router’s Default Gateway
  2. After doing so, head to WLAN / WIFI
  3. Once there, click on Show Password

Note: You can also change your WiFi password by inputting a new one and then tapping on Save. All devices currently connected to the network will be disconnected and you’ll have to enter the new password. 

How To Find WiFi Passwords On iPad / iPhone

Apple tends to keep information that revolves around security, such as passwords, under closed curtains. And your WiFi password is no different. This is to prevent attackers who have unsolicited access to your phone from being able to invade your home network as well.

So, there are two particular methods that I’ve tried and tested which let you view your WiFi network. Both are cumbersome. But, if you have no other option – they do get the job done.

WiFi Passwords (Jailbreak Method)

If you have an iOS that can be jailbroken, then getting access to your WiFi password is quite easy as you are able to access the kernel (which is where your passwords are stored in the first place.) But, not every iPhone / iPad can be jailbroken. Here’s a quick list of what particular iPads can be jailbroken as of 2022:

iPadOS Version / iOS VersionJailbreakable?
iPadOS 15 / iOS 15
iPad OS 14 / iOS 14
iPad OS 13 / iOS 13

Note: Previous iOS / iPadOS versions are also jailbreakable. This list is meant to clarify whether the latest versions of iOS currently have a jailbreak or not.

Not to dwell on the subject further. But, if you have an iPad that runs any of the firmwares we’ve mentioned above – then you can jailbreak it. So, without further adieu, here’s how you can view your WiFi passwords on an iPad if you have a jailbroken one:

Source: iOSProHacker

  1. Open Cydia on your iPad
  2. Search for WiFi Passwords by Malcom Hall
  3. After doing so, install the application.
  4. Head to your launcher, open search, and type WiFi Passwords
  5. Open the application. You should now be able to see all your WiFi passwords displayed.\

4uKey Password Manager (No Jailbreak Needed) 

4uKey is a third-party application that lets you view WiFi passwords stored on your iPhone / iPad. This method requires a laptop / computer. Moreover, while this method is currently free – it is up to the developers to determine whether it remains free.

Since this is a third-party application, try this method at your own risk. However, from my testing, this method seems not to have any malicious intentions and also does not require a jailbreak. So, without further adieu, here’s how you can view WiFi passwords on your iPad without a jailbreak:

  1. Download 4uKey Password Manager
  2. Install the application
  3. Now, connect your iOS device to the application and enter your passcode
  4. After doing so, click on Start Scan

Source: iOSProHacker

  1. Now, you should see your WiFi passwords displayed on the screen alongside some of your other saved passwords

Sharing WiFi Passwords (No Jailbreak Needed)

If the primary purpose of finding your iPad’s WiFi password is to just let your friend or another device connect to your network. Then, thankfully, Apple has a handy feature that lets you share the password of a network you are connected to without needing to know it.

Here’s how you can share your WiFi password on your iPad:

  • Open the device which has the WiFi password connected and connect it to the WiFi Network
  • Now, select the network on the secondary device and wait for a prompt to show up on your primary device
  • Once the prompt shows up, tap on Share Password, and you should be good to go.

Note: This method only works for the iPad, iPhone, and Macbook. 

How To Find WiFi Passwords On Android Tablet

Finding WiFi passwords on an Android tablet / phone is much easier than on an iPhone. While you do not get direct access to the alphanumeric set that makes up your password, you do gain access to a QR code that has your password.


With access to this QR code, you can have other devices connect to your WiFi network and even extrapolate the actual WiFi password from it if needed.

Find WiFi Password On Android 

Whether you use a Samsung-based device (which has a different skin) or are running stock Android, here’s how you can find your WiFi password on your Android tablet:

Source: AndroidUrdu

  1. Open the Settings application
  2. Tap on Connections and WiFi
  3. Now, head to the SSID you are connected to
  4. Find a Share QR Code setting once there.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of this QR code, save it to your gallery by taking a screenshot. Now, to convert this QR code to your WiFi password as plaintext, here’s what you need to do:

Source: AndroidUrdu

  1. Open Google Lens by either opening the application manually or heading to Google Photos and tapping on the lens
  2. After doing so, open your saved image
  3. Google Lens will automatically find the border of your QR code
  4. After a few seconds, you should have your WiFi password displayed in front of you!

Conclusion

Finding your WiFI password on Android is much easier compared to Apple. However, contrary to popular belief, you can view your WiFi passwords on an iPad by either using Cydia or by using a third-party password manager like 4uKey.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I See WiFi Passwords on iPad?

Yes, you can see WiFi passwords on iPad. If you have a jailbroken iPad, you can download WiFi Passwords from Cydia. Otherwise, you’ll need a computer and will be able to view them using 4uKey Password Manager.

How Do I Get My WiFi Password From iPad To Android?

Find out your WiFi password by downloading WiFi Passwords from Cydia or 4uKey Password Manager. After doing so, input the password to your Android device and your Android will be connected to your WiFi network successfully.

Where Are My WiFi Passwords On Android?

To view your WiFi passwords on Android, head to Settings > WiFi > Your Network’s Name > Share QR Code. After getting the QR Code, use Google Lens to extrapolate your WiFi password and you should be good to go!

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