How to See Wi-Fi Password on Android with 3 Methods

Want to show Wi-Fi password on your Android device but don’t know how? Looking for a way to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android? The following guide should teach you how to see Wi-Fi password on Android using multiple methods.

By iMobie |Posted on: Jan. 15, 2019, Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2019

For most of the users out there, the only time you need to enter the password for your Wi-Fi connection on your Android device is when you are connecting the device to your network for the first time.

Show Wi-Fi Password on Android

Show Wi-Fi Password on Android

Once you are done with that part, you will no longer have to worry about inputting your Wi-Fi password on your device as it has saved the password for you. It will also automatically connect to your chosen network when the network is in the range. Since entering Wi-Fi passwords is not a daily job, people end-up forgetting their passwords as they have not used them for a long time.

If you have forgotten your Wi-Fi password, your Android device has it saved and the following guide shows how to see your Wi-Fi password on Android. Just read on to find out all the methods to view Wi-Fi passwords on Android.

How to Find Wi-Fi Passwords on Android

In order to make it easier for you to stay connected to your Wi-Fi network, your Android device saves your Wi-Fi passwords in a file on the device. When authentication takes place, it uses the saved password from the file to help you connect to your network.

The following methods go on about revealing the file where your passwords are saved so you can view saved Wi-Fi password on your Android device. As you can guess by the titles of the methods, two of those require your device to be rooted. The second method does not require root-access.

Method 1. View Wi-Fi Password on Android – File Explorer App (Root-Required)

If you have already rooted your device, then viewing the saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Android device is like a walk in the park. All you need to do is install an app that can help navigate system folders and you should be able to find and open the file containing your Wi-Fi passwords.

Step 1 Head over to the Google Play Store and download and install the ES File Explorer app on your device.

Step 2 Launch the app when it is installed. Tap on the three-horizontal lines at the top-left corner and then enable the Root Explorer option.

How to See Wi-Fi Passwrod on Android - File Explorer App

How to See Wi-Fi Password on Android – File Explorer App

Step 3 Head to the path using the app: Local > Device > System > etc > WiFi. Then find the file named wpa_supplicant.conf and open it. All the entries saying psk inside the file are your saved Wi-Fi passwords.

You may have multiple passwords in the file if you have ever connected your Android device to multiple Wi-Fi networks. That is how you get your Wi-Fi password on an Android device using a file manager app.

Method 2. View Saved Wi-Fi Password on Android – Android Debug Bridge (No Root)

If you do not want to root your device to find your Wi-Fi password, you still have a method but it is a bit more complex than the root methods. However, if you have ever used the command prompt utility on your computer, you would find the method to be easy for you.

Step 1 Download and install the ADB toolkit on your computer.

Step 2 On your Android device, open the Settings app and tap on Developer options. Enable the feature that says USB debugging.

How to See Wi-Fi Password on Android – Android Debug Bridge

How to See Wi-Fi Password on Android – Android Debug Bridge

Step 3 Connect your device to your computer using a cable.

Step 4 Launch a command prompt window in the ADB folder and type in the following command and hit Enter.

adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf

Step 5 It will download the file containing your Wi-Fi passwords to your computer. Open the file on your computer and your passwords should be next to the psk labels.

Method 3. Show Saved Wi-Fi Password on Android – Wi-Fi Password Recovery App (Root-Required)

If you find both of the above methods to be a bit too much of a task for you, you have an easy way available to reveal your Wi-Fi passwords. This method uses an app that has specifically been built to reveal Wi-Fi passwords. Here’s how you use it.

Step 1 Download and install a Wi-Fi Password Recovery app on your device, you can choose the one you trust in Google Play Store.

Step 2 Launch the app when it is installed. Grant it the SuperSU permissions it needs. You should instantly be able to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on your device’s screen.

The Bottom Line

If you want to find out the passwords of all the Wi-Fi networks you have ever connected your Android device to, our guide above should help you do it using not just one but multiple methods. We hope it helps you find the Wi-Fi password you are looking for.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.