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
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.
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.
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.”
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:
Provide the permission in your Android device.
Type the following commands one by one:
chmod 777 /data/misc/wifi/
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.