While using your Android device, you have probably connected to dozens of Wi-Fi networks. And your device, of course, saved it for easy access in the future. However, the bad news is that you can’t view the saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android. Thankfully, you can still do it if your device has been rooted. So, if you are using an rooted Android phone or tablet, just check out these two methods to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android.
Method 1: Through File Manager
Before getting started, you will need to download a file manager. There are a bunch of file manager apps for Android out there, but we strongly recommend you Root Browser that has been well received by a number of users so far. Once downloaded, just do the following:
Step 1: Launch the Root Browser app and head to data/misc/wifi folder. Note that you will need to grant the app root access if you have a root manager app installed.
Step 2: Once you are in the wifi folder, you should see a text file named wpa_supplicant.conf. Just launch it via a text editor app. The file will contain the details of your existing Wi-Fi networks and the networks you had earlier connected to. They are displayed in the following format:
ssid=”WiFi Network Name”
Method 2: Through a third party app
Another method to view saved WiFi passwords on Android is via a free third party app named WiFi Password Recovery Pro.
When you have it installed on your phone, do the following:
Step 1: Launch the app and grant it superuser permission.
Step 2: The app should present to you a list of Wi-Fi networks you connected to in the past. You simply tap on the network name to view its password. You can also tap on the password to copy it to the clipboard.
Have you tried out these methods yet? Run into any difficulty? Prefer a different method than these two? Drop them in the comments section below.