How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android

By default, Android doesn’t have an inbuilt option to view saved Wi-Fi passwords.

However, there are other ways to do this task. In this post, we will see three diverse ways to see saved Wi-Fi passwords.

And here is an important thing to note: All the methods discussed here are for the rooted Android device only. With that said, let’s get started.

View Saved Wi-Fi Passwords on Android

Method #1

​Install and open the Wifi Password Viewer Free app.

Grant permission for the app.

Now, you can see the Wi-Fi network(s) details, including the password.

Method #2

​Install and open the ES File Explorer File Manager app.

Tap the Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) at the top.

Find and tap “Root Explorer.” Grant permission for the app.

Now, tap Local > Device > data > misc > wifi.

Find and tap “wpa_supplicant.conf” file.

Tap “ES Note Editor” and then tap “This Time Only.”

Now, you can see the information about the Wi-Fi network(s). Keep in mind that psk field is showing the password of the Wi-Fi network.

Method #3

​Enable USB debugging on your Android device.

Download and unzip the “​Android SDK Platform-Tools” on your PC (I am using Windows 10 PC).

Connect PC and Android via USB cable.

Now, open the platform-tools folder which you can find within the unzipped folder.

Right-click on the Address Bar of the File Explorer and then click “Copy address.”

Now, open Command Prompt.

Type the command cd, hit “Space Bar” key and then paste the address you have copied (To paste, right-click in the Command Prompt). Hit “Enter.”

Now, type the following commands one by one:

adb shell

su

Provide permission in your Android device.

​Type the following commands one by one:

chmod 777 /data/misc/wifi/

exit

exit

adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf

Now, you can see the wpa_supplicant.conf file in the “platform-tools” folder. You can open it in the “Notepad” to view the password of the WiFi network(s). Remember that the psk field contains the password.