If you need to recover or view saved WiFi password in your Android phone, we’ve got your back. BUT you need to have root privileges or root access on your phone. Here’s how to do it.
Android has become part of our life since its invention on 2008. This amazing OS has gone through several timelines and developers are continuing to add more features to make it more interesting for the users.
Some users use their Android phones to play their favorite games but most of the time, Android phones are being use to access the internet.
Last time, my friend asked me while we are in our office: “What is the password of the WiFi?” and I said “I don’t know. I forgot. It’s already saved on my phone”. For your information, our office has a lot of WiFi that’s why I didn’t bother to remember it.
So I asked google and search “How to View Saved WiFi Password in Android”. Most of the tutorials require a rooted phone but luckily, my phone is rooted.
So in this article, I will teach you on how to view saved WiFi Password in your Android phone. Just follow the steps below:
How to View Saved WiFi Password in Android
- As I have said earlier, you need to have root privileges or root access on your phone.
- If you already rooted your phone, continue to step 3 or else stop right now.
- Download and install any root file explorer. I recommend ES File Explorer File Manager.
- Open ES File Explorer app and allow or authorize or grant access when prompt.
- Now tap the 3 horizontal parallel lines beside Home.
- Scroll down below and enable Root Explorer.
- Now go to your storage until you reach the /
- Now, when you’re in the root directory or / click data folder > misc > wifi > and click wpa_supplicant.conf
- Open it using ES Note Editor when prompt. The “psk” field is the password.
- There you go, you have successfully view saved WiFi password in your Android phone.
When you need to view the saved WiFi password, all you have to do is to root your phone. I recommend to root your phone(root it at your own risk) if you have already passed the warranty date. It has a lot of advantages compare to non-root users.
Also, be sure not to edit the config file of the saved passwords or else you will face WiFi connecting issues. Just view it guys. How this process goes to you?