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How to find WiFi password on android

No doubt, Android has many unique and useful features, but for a long time, Android lacked some basic functionalities. Out of those some lack, one of them is the ability of android devices to view saved wifi passwords on your Android device. This means that if for any reason when setting up a new device, you forget your credentials to log in to WiFi, you will have to reset the modem or you have to consult your network service provider to reconfigure the network. Maybe you want to connect a second device to a saved Wi-Fi access point, or maybe you are with a friend who wants to sign in to the same hotspot. The problem comes when you want to actually see the password for one of the networks you are connected to. In the article, you will learn How to find a WiFi password on android?

Fortunately, there are ways, like using a laptop or Pc or using an Android phone to view saved WiFi passwords is probably the simplest way. If you are using Android 10 or above, you can see Wi-Fi passwords directly from your phone settings easily. You can also share it via the QR code. However, if you are using Android 9.0 Pie or less, note that saved WiFi passwords cannot be seen without root access on your Android device.

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How to find wifi password on Android 10 and latest:

The first method is for android 10 or the latest version users. It does not require any root or even any other app. If you are android 10 or the latest version user you can easily see WiFi of any saved network by following these easy steps.

Step 1: Head to WiFi setting

  • Go to your phone’s setting
  • Tap on Network & Internet
  • Now select WiFi

Step 2: Head to saved networks

Now when you are inside the WiFi setting page scroll down or up and select saved networks option which shows you saved networks on your device.

Step 3: see or create QR code

There was a small QR code option in the above picture tap on it. Now three options will appear ‘Forget’, ‘Connect’, and ‘Share’. Tap on share and now you have to provide some authentication in terms of your password or fingerprint or pin. Upon doing so, a new QR code will appear. This QR code contains the SSID and password of the network you have chosen, you can scan it using another phone or simply read the text that appears below.

How to find WiFi password on Android 9 and older versions

If you are using Android 9 or older versions it would be a bit more difficult to find a password than on Android 10 or later versions. The only way is to provide root access to be able to find and share wifi passwords, it is not as difficult as it is seeming. Just a few steps will make your password of any saved network visible.


1. Using ADB

You have to root your device to get used to this method. Follow these easy steps to root your device to find the password of saving networks on your device.

Step 1

  1. Go to settings
  2. tap on connected devices
  3. now tap on USB and Enable USB debugging

Step 2

Using Google Platform tools for your Windows or Mac OS setup ADB on your system.

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Step 3

Now connect your mobile with your Pc and enter the following command in order to locate device’s wifi configuration file.

$ adb shell
$ su
# cat /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf

Copy this file and enter the code below

# cp /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf /sdcard/
# exit
$ exit
$ adb pull /sdcard/wpa_supplicant.conf ~/Downloads/

Step 4

Now head to the downloads folder and open the wpa_supplicant.conf file. Then head to a line with a code “network={“).

Under this line, go to a line starting with “psk=”. Now the password for the WiFi network will be mentioned after the equal “=” mark.

2. WiFi Password Viewer [Root]

Step 1

There are many applications available in the play store that claims to show the password of saved networks but among all these apps this app is proved true. Install this app on your Android device

Step 2

After launching WiFi Password Viewer, you have to give Superuser access. Tap on “Grant” in the pop-up window, Now the list of all Wi-Fi networks you’ve connected to before will appear, and password entry also appears.

Step 3

You can also share passwords in these lists to another device. Tap on any entry in the list below, a small menu will pop-up. From here, tap on Copy Password and copy this password and send it through any texting app. You can also skip this step and click “Share”, to send a password to another device.

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3. Solid Explorer File Manager

You have to root your android device to use this app. Follow these easy steps to know how to find wifi password on android 9 and lower versions.

  • From Google Play Store Download and install the Solid Explorer file manager.
  • Open the Solid Explorer file manager and click on the burger icon at the top left corner.
  • From the menu, tap on Root. Now Solid Explorer file manager will notify you to allow root access.
  • Click on Grant and select the folder named data.
  • Click on the misc folder and choose the folder named “wifi”.
  • Locate the file – wpa_supplicant.conf and click on it, now open the file using Solid Explorer’s Text Editor.
  • Head to the line with a code network={“).
  • Under this line, find a line that starts with psk=.
  • The password for the WiFi network will be mentioned after the equal “=” mark.

Quite amazing ? if you have more ways to get this job done or if you have any problem doing this, let us know through the comment section below.

Thank you.

Usama Sarfraz

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