How To View Saved Wi-Fi Passwords On Android


Retrieving WIFI Password once saved on your laptop can easily be accessed in case if you have forgotten after not used it for long time. However this is not the case with Android phone. In case if you don’t remember the saved WIFI password on your Android phone there is no option on your phone to get the save password. This puts us in difficult situation as sometimes we need these password to be shared with our friends or family members.

Today’s method is very useful because it can come in handy in many other situations when you desperately need the Wi-Fi password of a network you previously connected to on the phone.

I will want to make it clear before we start that this method is only applicable through a Rooted Android phone as there is now way you can get into a WIFI password without having the access to system folder of android device and this is possible only if you root you Android Phone.


Once you have decided to root the Android phone we can now proceed with the method to retrieve the Wi-fi password from the Android Phone.


Retrieving Wi-Fi Passwords on Android


The method requires us to access the system file. For this purpose a normal file explorer won’t work. I recommend you to download ES file explorer from the play store which is freely available.


Now launch the  ES File Explorer and you will see a directory called DATA. Navigate to data/misc/wifi folder and you will find a file namedwpa_supplicant.conf. Tap on the file to open it up and make sure you use ES File Explorer ‘s built-in text/HTML viewer for the task.

Wi-Fi Passwords


The file will show you the list of network SSID and their passwords next to it. You can now search for the SSID (network name) and make a note of the password mentioned and save as it is.

WiFi Passwords

Please make sure that you don’t edit the file or you might start having problems with your Wi-Fi connectivity. Do write to me on the comment section below if you have any better Idea to get the saved password.


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