How To View Saved Wifi Passwords On Android in 2022 (4 Best Methods)
How To View Saved Wifi Passwords On Android in 2022 (4 Best Methods)

Android indeed offers users more features than any other mobile operating system. But, at the same time, it misses some basic features. For example, Android doesn’t allow you to view the saved WiFi networks on your device.

Although Google introduced the password viewing option on Android 10, the older versions of Android still lack this useful feature. So, to view the saved WiFi passwords on an older Android version, you either need to use third-party file explorer apps or Android Debug Bridge on PC.

Methods to View Saved WiFi Passwords In Android

This article will share some of the best methods to view Saved WiFi Passwords on Android. With these methods, you can easily recover the lost WiFi Passwords. So, let’s check out.

1. See WiFi Passwords without Root

Well, if you are using Android 10, you can see WiFi Password for all your saved networks without root. You just need to implement some of the simple steps shared below.

ee WiFi Passwords without Root

  • First of all, open Settings
  • On the Settings, tap on the WiFi network.
  • Now select the WiFi network whose password you want to view and tap on the share button,
  • You need to confirm your Face/Fingerprint or enter the PIN code.
  • You will now see your network’s WiFi Password listed below a QR code.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can find passwords of your saved network without root.

2. Using File Managers

First, you need to use a file explorer to access the root folder. For that, you probably need to root your device. However, if you don’t want to root your device, you need to install File Managers like Root Explorer or Super Manager to view saved passwords. Here’s what you need to do.

1. First of all, open the File Explorer that can access the root folder. Next, head to the data/misc/WiFi folder.

2. Under the given path, you will find a file named wpa_supplicant.conf.

Find the  wpa_supplicant.conf file3. Open the file and make sure to open the file in a built-in text/HTML viewer for the task. On the file, you need to look at the SSID and PSK. The SSID is the WiFi name, and PSK is the password.

Check the SSID and PSK

Now note down the network name and its password. In this way, you will be able to view all saved WiFi passwords on the Android device.

Note: Please do not edit anything in wpa_supplicant.conf, or you will end up having connectivity issues.

3. Using WiFi Password Recovery (Root)

WiFi Password Recovery is a free tool that requires root access to recover saved passwords in your Android smartphone. You can use this tool to backup all your WiFi passwords on your device.

1. You need to download & install the WiFi Password Recovery app on your rooted Android smartphone.

Download & install the Wifi Password Recovery app

2. After you install it, you need to grant the Root Permissions.

Grant the root permission

3. Now you can see all your saved WiFi passwords listed with SSID Name and Pass. If you want to copy the password, tap on the network and select “Copy password to clipboard.”

Select "Copy password to clipboard" to copy a network ID & Pass

That’s it; you are done! This is the easiest way to know saved WiFi passwords in your Android smartphone.

4. Using ADB

Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is just like CMD for Windows. ADB is a versatile tool that allows users to manage the state of an emulator instance or Android-powered device. Through ADB, you can execute commands through the computer to your Android device to perform sets of tasks. Here’s how you can use ADB commands to view saved WiFi passwords on Android.

1. First, download the Android SDK Package on your Windows computer and install it.

2. Next, enable the USB Debugging on your Android device and connect it with the computer via a USB Cable.

Enable USB Debugging

3. Next, head to the folder where you have installed Android SDK Platform Tools. Now on your computer download & install ADB drivers from adbdriver.com

4. Now on the same folder, hold the Shift key and right-click inside the folder. Click on the ‘Open Command Windows Here’

Click on 'Open Command Windows Here'

5. To check whether the ADB is working or not, enter the ‘adb devices’ command. It will list the connected device.

6. Next enter 'adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf c:/wpa_supplicant.conf' and press Enter.

Enter the given command

That’s it; you are done! Now you will find the wpa_supplicant.conf file in the Platform-tools folder. You can open the file in Notepad to view all saved SSID and passwords.

So, that’s all from us for today! With these four methods, one can easily view all saved WiFi passwords on Android. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts about this, let us know in the comment box below.

6 COMMENTS

  1. None of the methods will work on latest Android versions (8 and 9) because they changed the locations of stored passwords. The file is still there but it’s empty. You should remove the 2019 in your title because it doesn’t relate.

  2. DOES NOT WORK WITH DEVICE RUNNIG 8.1 or higher. As someone said the config file is there but filled with stupid info. The app also does not work.

  3. I tried #3 Method: ADB Commands
    and received this error:
    adb: error: cannot create file/directory ‘c:/wpa_supplicant.conf’: No such file or directory
    Any suggestions?

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