How to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android

Want to see the Wi-Fi password of a network stored on your Android phone? Try these ways.

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Wondering how to display a Wi-Fi password on Android? While you are already logged in to a network, however, you cannot see what its password is. And of course you can not remember all these codes.

If you want to share this code with a friend you have to give it to him in some way "encrypted" as the latest version of Android shares the codes via QR.

Today we will show you how to find the saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Android phone, using a few different methods. Note that these methods will only allow you to see the passwords to which you have previously logged in.

How to view Wi-Fi passwords on Android phone without Root
Starting with Android 10, you can now view Wi-Fi passwords for your stored networks without having access to the root of your device. Let's see how to do that. The process may seem slightly different depending on your phone and the Android version you have.

To view a Wi-Fi password on Android 10 or later, open Settings and go to Wi-Fi. You will see the current Wi-Fi network at the top of the list. Select to view network options. On this page, select the Share button. You may need to confirm your face / fingerprint or enter your PIN to proceed. Once you do, you will see your network Wi-Fi password listed below a QR code.

If the password does not appear with the QR code (as in Xiaomi running MIUI), you can of course scan the QR code from another device to log in.

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But if you insist on finding out what the code is behind the QR then you can scan the code with a second device and before connecting to the network just see it as text.

There is a case where your phone shows you the ssid of the network and the code has it with asterisks. Click once on the asterisks and the password will be revealed.

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If you do not have a second device, take a screenshot of the QR code, send it somehow to a computer (eg by email) and then scan it on your computer screen.

How to view Wi-Fi passwords on devices with Android 9 and older
If you are using Android 9 or earlier or your phone does not have the above option, you will need to turn to other methods to reveal your Wi-Fi password. Unfortunately, these methods all require an Android device with Root.

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This is because the file that contains the Wi-Fi credentials for the stored networks is in a protected directory of your phone's storage. You do not have permission to view the folder or files in it unless you have root access.

If you have root, you can go to / data / misc / wifi using a file explorer that supports root browsing. Open wpa_supplicant.conf and you will see your network name (ssid) and password (psk).

If this does not work or you want to try another method, you can try using a Wi-Fi password viewer such as WiFi Password Viewer. These allow you to select a saved network to view the password without many clicks.

They require root and have mixed reviews, which are between them day and night. If your phone encrypts the file containing Wi-Fi passwords, there is not much they can do.

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