How to See WiFi Password on Android

How to see WiFi password on Android

From the start, Android makes it very difficult to see WiFi passwords on Android phones. This means that if you can’t remember the WiFi password you use while setting up your Android, you will no longer have access to it except you format or reset the WiFi modem or router or contact your network provider to provide or reconfigure the WiFi and generate a new password for your WiFi.

To see the WiFi password that is saved on your Android phone, you must first get access to the “wpa_supplicant.conf” file, which will lead you to the network block (“network=[“) containing the password of the WiFi that is either saved or connected to.

However, it’s easier to find a WiFi password on Android 10, which is missing in Android 8, Android 9, and the earlier versions of Android OS. To view a WiFi password in Android 10 requires less stress compared to when you cant to find a saved password on Android 9 or Android 10 which requires you to carry out some tweak, some of which might need root access to work.

There are so many reasons to want to find your WiFi saved password on your Android phone. However, whichever reason, we will share with you all you need to do to see a WiFi password that is saved on your Android phone in this guide.

If you do not want to go through the whole procedures below to view saved Wi-Fi password on your Android device. Here is a complete video we make for it.

How to See WiFi Password on Android without Root

Android 10 makes it easy to find a WiFi password and share the password credential with who need it. For a fast approach, a new user can gain access to your WiFi without downloading a 3rd party app using the QR code scanner.

The QR code in Android 10 makes it see to find and view all saved WiFi passwords on the device without resetting the modem or router or requesting the network provider for the logins.

However, this guide will help you with how to find and see the WiFi password you have connected to on your Android phone.

  • Go to your Android phone settings.
  • Click on “WiFi & networks.”How to see WiFi password on Android
  • Click on “WiFi” under “Airplane mode depending on your phone configuration.
  • Click on the name of the WiFi network you are connected to saved WiFi name and password.Android WiFi Name
  • Here you will see information like the WiFi status, signal strength, link speed, frequency, encryption type, and above all, the QR code.WiFi information
  • Screenshot the QR Code.WiFi QR Code information
  • Crop out the QR code from the screenshot and save it.Find WiFi Password using QR Code
  • Open your phone browser and visit “ZXing.org/decode a site to decode QR code online.
  • Click on “Choose File” and upload the QR Code you saved from the WiFi password screen.How to See WiFi Password on Android
  • Click on the “Submit” button.Uploaded WiFi QR Code
  • Once the decode is successful, you will see the active or connected WiFi password.View WiFi Password

The WiFi password or saved WiFi password on your Android whose QR code was screenshot will be shown, and you can copy and share it with whosoever needs it.

How to Find and Share WiFi Password on Android 10

Here, you need two phones to view the saved WiFi password in this section, a phone with the WiFi password QR code and another phone to scan the QR code.

With this method, you will not only find the WiFi password, but you will also be able to share and prompt the device to connect to the WiFi password using the QR code scanner app.

  • Open “Settings” on your phone.
  • Click on “Network and Internet.”Network and Settings
  • Click on the “WiFi” tab.How to See WiFi Pasword on Android
  • Click on the gear icon adjacent to the WiFi network name you are connected to or saved.WiFi Gear Settings
  • Click on the “QR Code” share button.See a WiFi Password
  • Unlock your phone if you are using a password or pattern protection.Phone Unlocked
  • Now, you will see the WiFi QR code ready to share or scanHow to Find WiFi password saved on Android
  • Open the QR Code scanner app on the second phone and place your phone camera on the shared scan QR code on the device with the saved password or the device in which you use to connect to the WiFi.
  • Once the QR code is scanned, click on “Connect to this network.
  • Once the password is decoded, the phone with the QR code scanner will connect to the WiFi with the same password.

How to See WiFi Password on Android 9/8/…

There is this particular Android app, called “Solid Explorer File Manager” that is good at that with root access on this device.

So, if you own an Android phone running Android 9, Android 8, or the older versions of the Android OS without the QR Code option to view saved WiFi password you can beckon on this method using a solid explorer file manager app and root access must be allowed.

  • Open the “Solid Explorer File Manager” on your phone. Allow the app to access photos, media, and other files on your device.
  • Click on the “Hamburger” to the top left of the phone screen.
  • Scroll down to Storage >> Root and allow Solid Explorer access from the pop-up.
  • Click on “Grant.”
  • Tap on a folder named “Data.”
  • Click on a folder named “Misc” inside the “Data folder.”
  • Click on the “WiFi” folder inside the “Misc” folder.
  • Find “wpa_supplicant.conf” file and click on it.
  • Open the file using “Solid Explorer” own SE Text Editor.
  • Scroll to Network bock (“network=[“).
  • Find “psk=” under this network block.
  • Now, the stored or connected WiFi password that you are investigating will be shown just as the equality sign “=.”

    This method isn’t advisable for those that hate to root their device. However, if you are keen to see the WiFi password saved on your Android phone without QR code, you can bank on this tweak.

How to See WiFi Password on Android Using Termux App

Another tool that can be used to view saved WiFi passwords on Android phones is Termux. This works on Android 9 and other older Android versions. However, the downside of using the Termux app to find the password of the WiFi network that you are connected to is that it requires root access.

If your Android phone is rooted, follow the procedures below to unlock the WiFi password on your Android phone using the Termux command tool for Android.

  • Download and Install the “Termux” app from the Google Plau Store.”
  • Launch the Termux command app by clicking on the app icon.
  • Enter the following coline of command “
$ pkg install termux-tools
  • Type the command below to grant the app the necessary permission.
$ su
  • Click on “Grant from the pop-up.
  • To find the WiFi password file that’s saved on the phone, enter the following command line.
# cat /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf
  • Scroll down until you find “network={“).
  • While in this line block, find “psk=.”

Just adjacent to the “=” sign, you will see the saved WiFi password you have on your Android phone.

How to See WiFi Passwords on Android using PC

You need a PC (personal or office use), a USB cable to connect your phone to your PC, and this guide to find WiFi passwords on Android phones using a PC or computer.

  • Download and install ADB for your Windows or Mac PC.
  • Open the ADB tool and right-click inside the folder to extract the zip file that was created from the platform-tools.zip (for Windows), and for Mac, you have to unzip the zip file, open Terminal on the device and drag and top the platform-tool folder insider the Terminal window.
  • Connect your Android to your PC and enable “Debugging mode” from the USB options.

Use the command prompt to confirm that your device has been recognized.

$ adb devices
  • To locate the Android WiFi configuration file, enter the following command line.
$ adb shell
$ su
# cat /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf
  • Enter the following command line to copy the Android WiFi password from your phone to your PC.
# cp /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf /sdcard/
# exit
$ exit
$ adb pull /sdcard/wpa_supplicant.conf ~/Downloads/
  • Open “wpa_supplicant.conf” from your PC download folder.
  • Find the command line “network={“)” inside the file.
  • The WiFi password is what you have adjacent to “=” inside the file.

To use the above techniques to find WiFi passwords on Android, the device must have root access.

How to Find WiFi Password in Windows 10 without Amin

Follow my lead below to view the WiFi password you are connected to or stored on your Windows 10.

  • Hover to the bottom right >> tap search >> type “Control Panel” >> select “Control Panel” from the pops.
  • Tap on “Change Adapter Settings,” which you can find in the left pane.How to Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10
  • To open “WiFi” properties, tap the “WiFi” network twice. Alternatively, right-click on “WiFi Network” >>Select Status” to view the properties of the network you connected to.
  • Tap on the “Security” tab and tick “Show Character” on the interface.How to Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10
  • The password to the WiFi you are connected to or selected WiFi from your stored WiFi will be displayed, and you will be able to copy it.

With these, you can find all saved WiFi passwords on your Windows 10. Note that the password will be in asterisk, but when you check “Show Character,” it will turn to a readable character, and you will be able to copy or share it with other users or save it for future purposes.

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How to See WiFi Password in Windows 10 using CMD

Running the command, I will share with you below will find and display the stored or connected WiFi password in your Windows 10 in the  Key Content field.

  • Open the Windows 10 command prompt by pressing “Win + R” or by typing cmd in the search and run it as administrator.How to Find Wi-Fi Password in Windows 10
  • When the command prompt opens, type.
netsh wlan show profiles
CMD Wi-Fi
  • With the line of command above, you will be able to find the name of the WiFi you are trying to recover its password.
  • Once the name of the WiFi password you are trying to find has shown up type the following command.
netsh wlan show profiles name="WiFi Profile Name" Key=Clear
Content field
  • Replace “WiFi Profile Name” with the exact name of the WiFi you got from the previous command.
  • Now, the WiFi password will display in a Key Content Field.”

If you have more than one WiFi password stored on your Windows 10, you can follow the same procedure to view all the passwords. However, in using cmd in Windows 10 to find a WiFi password, the password will be displayed in readable characters rather than in the asterisk form in the Control Panel approach.

There is no need to type those CMD, just copy and paste them in the CMD and follow the instruction. This will help you to avoid errors while typing the lines.

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