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 need to use third-party file explorer apps or Android Debug Bridge on a PC.

1. See WiFi Passwords without Root

Using Android 10, you can see WiFi passwords for all your saved networks without root. To do so, implement some of the simple steps shared below.

ee WiFi Passwords without Root

  • First of all, open Settings.
  • On 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 below a QR code.

2. Using File Managers

First, you must 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 must install File Managers like Root Explorer or Super Manager to view saved passwords. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Open File Explorer to 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 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 password. You can view all saved WiFi passwords on the Android device.

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

3. Using WiFi Password Recovery (Root)

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

4. See WiFi Passwords on Android 9 and below

See WiFi Passwords on Android 9 and below

If your phone is running Android 9 or older, you can only view the WiFi password by rooting it.

If you root your Android device, you can use the WiFi Password Viewer app to view all saved WiFi passwords.

WiFi password viewer runs on a rooted Android device and automatically fetches the SSID and PSK (Password) of all saved WiFi networks. You need to install the app on your rooted device, and it will provide you with all saved WiFi network details along with the password.

5. 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 on your Android device through the computer to perform tasks. Here’s how to 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 USB Debugging on your Android device and connect it to 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

4. Hold the Shift key on the same folder 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, enter the adb devices command. It will list the connected devices.

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

Enter the given command

You will now find the wpa_supplicant.conf file in the Platform-tools folder. Open the file in Notepad to view all saved SSIDs and passwords.

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


  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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