Android don’t have any default option to view saved WiFi passwords. However, you can view saved WiFi passwords in 3 methods. These methods will be surely helpful if you forgot the password of the WiFi networks. Let’s get started.
View Saved WiFi Passwords on Android
ES File Explorer [Rooted Device Only]
Android saves the WiFi networks and their corresponding information (including passwords) locally in a configuration file. You can view the WiFi password on that file.
- Install and open the app.
- Slide the menu drawer (slide from left to right).
- Enable the “Root Explorer” option at the bottom.
- Go this location in the app
- Locate the file “wpa_supplicant.conf”.
- Tap the file and choose “ES Note Editor” option.
Now, you can see all the saved WiFi networks along with their corresponding passwords. The psk field is the password of corresponding WiFi networks.
Dedicated App [Rooted Devices Only]
- Install and open WiFi Password Viewer app.
- Now, you can see the saved WiFi networks.
- Click on the WiFi network for which you want to view the password.
You can also use ADB commands to view the saved WiFi passwords on your computer. Before proceeding with this method, make sure that your computer has Android SDK and you’ve enabled USB Debugging on Android.
- Connect computer and Android via USB cable.
- Go to the platform-tools folder in your computer (the location may vary)
- Press shift and right click in the folder. Choose the option “Open command window here”.
- In the command prompt, type “adb devices” (without quotes). You can see the list of attached devices. Also, this ensures that the ADB is working properly.
- Now, type the following command
adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf
The above command copies the configuration file from your Android device and pastes it in the platform-tools folder of your computer.
That’s it. Open the configuration file in the notepad and you can see the saved WiFi passwords.
If the above command fails, please check it out the steps I’ve discussed in the comment section.