Nowadays, our Android devices are connected to several Wi-Fi networks available near us. Being at home, work, coffee shops, parks, airports, or a friend’s place, we connect our Android devices to the Wi-Fi networks available there. The devices we use are smart enough to save the login credentials so that whenever we get connected to the same Wi-Fi network again, we don’t have to keep on entering the exact login details.
But what is lacking in the older Android OS is if someone wants to view the password for the saved Wi-Fi networks in their smartphone, then it’s not possible. Though rooting the device is one of the solutions for this, many users don’t prefer rooting their device. But now, as Android has updated its OS to Android 10, they have added the much-anticipated feature. Android 10 users can now see the password for the connected Wi-Fi network right from their phone’s settings. Hence, in this article, you will get to know the solution to see the password for Wi-Fi networks.
View Saved Wi-Fi Password on Android
1. Users having Android 10(Q) and above
Android 10 users or above don’t have to use any third-party app or root the device. They can access the password from their device’s settings itself. Just follow these few simple steps to see the Wi-Fi network password:
- Open the Android Settings menu
- Tap on ‘Network and Internet’
- Then select ‘Wi-Fi’ option
- Next, tap on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to
- You will see the Network Details on your screen
- Click on the Share button
- Access with fingerprint or your device PIN
- You will see the Wi-Fi password right below the QR code.
2. Users with Android 9(Pie) and below
Unfortunately, users having Android 9 and lower have to use the root method only. In order to access the Wi-Fi network password, you have to install a third-party app on your device.
- Install WiFi Key Recovery from Playstore
- While opening the app, a popup will appear asking for Superuser access
- Tap on the ‘Grant’ button, and a list will appear containing all of the Wi-Fi networks that have been connected to your device
- Right below the name of the Wi-Fi networks, you will see their respective password.
3. Installing ES File Explorer
This method doesn’t require rooting the device, but it is not a hundred percent efficient on all devices. It may not work with some devices. Just follow the steps to access the Wi-Fi password using ES File Explorer.
- Install and launch the ES File Explorer app
- Tap on the navigation bar and the ‘Local Storage’
- Then tap on Device>System>etc>WiFi
- Open the ‘wpa_supplicant.conf’ file via HTML or text file viewer
- Thus, you will gain access to different Wi-Fi network passwords you have connected to your device.