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How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android 2023

 How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android 2023

Wondering how to view saved WiFi passwords on Android? Maybe you're connected to a network whose password you forgot or want to check a friend's network password so you can connect another device.

Whatever the reason, we'll show you how to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android using different methods. Note that these only allow you to see the password of networks you have connected to in the past.

Without Root, View WiFi Passwords on Android 

Starting with Android 10, you can now see WiFi passwords for your saved networks without a rooted device. Let's see how to do it on stock Android 11. The process may be slightly different depending on your phone and Android version.

To view a Wi-Fi password on Android 10 or later, open Settings and go to Network & Internet. Tap Wi-Fi, and you'll see your current Wi-Fi network at the top of the list. Select it (or a previous connection from the list of saved networks below) to display the network options.

On this page, select the Share button. You will need to confirm your face or fingerprint, or enter your PIN, to continue. Once you do, you'll see your network's Wi-Fi password listed under a QR code.

If the password does not appear for some reason, you can scan the QR code on another device to add it to the network.

How to View Wi-Fi Passwords on Android 9 and Previous Versions 
If you're using Android 9 or earlier, or your phone doesn't have the above option, you'll need to turn to other methods to reveal your Wi-Fi password. Unfortunately, these methods all require a rooted Android device.

This is because the file containing the Wi-Fi credentials for saved networks is located in a protected directory in your phone's storage. You are not allowed to view the folder or file within it unless you are rooted.

If you're rooted, you can head to /data/misc/wifi using a file explorer app that supports root browsing. Open wpa_supplicant.conf and you should see your network name (SSID) and password (PSK).

If that doesn't work or you want to try another method, you can try using an Android WiFi password viewer app like WiFi Password Viewer. These allow you to select a saved network to view the password.

They require root and have mixed reviews, so your mileage may vary. If your phone encrypts the file containing Wi-Fi passwords, there is not much they can do.