How to View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android

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

However, there are other ways to do this task. In this post, we will see three different ways to see saved WiFi 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 WiFi Passwords on Android

Method #1

​Install and open Wifi Password Viewer Free app.

Grant permission for the app.

Now, you can see the WiFi network(s) details including the password.

Saved WiFi password showing in WiFi Password Viewer app

Method #2

​Install and open ES File Explorer File Manager app.

Tap 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 WiFi network(s). Keep in mind that psk field is showing the password of the WiFi network.

Saved WiFi password showing in ES File Explorer

Method #3

​Enable USB debugging on your Android device.

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

Connect the 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 the 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

Command Prompt containing command to pull wpa_supplicant.conf file

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.

Also see:

​How to Fix WiFi Authentication Problem