It has happened to all of us that we have been connected to a Wi-Fi network for a long time and after a while we forget its password. If we want to share this password with our friends or connect another device to the same network, we need it. For this reason, we want to teach you how to view the Wi-Fi password stored on your Android phone.
No matter why you want to see this password, we will teach you a few methods. Before we begin, we must tell you that these methods only allow you to see the Wi-Fi password of the networks to which you have been connected in the past. Stay with Digito until the end.
View the WiFi password stored on the phone without the need to root
In Android 10, you can access the Wi-Fi password of saved networks without having to root the device. This is also possible in Android 11, however the process may vary depending on your phone model.
To view the Wi-Fi password stored on the phone with Android 10 or 11, go to settings and select the Network & Internet option. Tap Wi-Fi to see the network you are currently connected to at the top of the screen. Select the same network or networks to which you have previously connected.
In the new screen, tap Share. You must use a face, fingerprint or PIN to continue the process. After that, the WiFi password is displayed under a QR code.
If for any reason you are unable to see the WiFi password and it is not displayed, you can scan the QR code with another device to add the network.
How to view WiFi password in Android 9 and earlier
If your device is running Android 9 or older versions of Google Mobile OS, or lacks high performance, you should look for other ways to get a Wi-Fi password. Unfortunately, all of these methods require rooting the Android device.
The reason for the need to root is to protect the Wi-Fi network data in the device memory. You do not have permission to view the folder or file containing this data, but rather root the device.
If you have rooted your device, go to / data / misc / wifi using a file explorer. Open wpa_supplicant.conf here to see the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password (psk).
If this method does not work for you or you are looking for another method, you can use Wi-Fi password viewing apps such as “WiFi Password Viewer” use. Such applications allow you to view the Wi-Fi password of saved networks.
These apps require root, but not all of them work, so you may end up having to install multiple apps on your device. There is not much you can do if your phone encrypts a file containing Wi-Fi passwords.
View password via PC
If you are using older versions of Android and do not want to or cannot root it, the best way is to view the WiFi password on another device. If you work with Windows 10, you can find the password inside. Read this Digito article to learn how to do just that.
In general, depending on the operating system of the phone, you have two methods. If you are using Android 9 and older, you need to root your device or go to your Windows laptop or MacBook. If Android 10 or 11 is installed on your phone, you can see the Wi-Fi password by going to settings.