Tips and Tricks

How to view saved WiFi password on your Android phone

 


You might be wondering why would I want to view saved wifi password on my Android phone when am the one who put it there in the first place? Well, this tip will be very helpful when you forget your password? Or your neighbor has a wifi but can’t connect to it because you don’t know the password, just borrow his Android phone for two minutes and follow the tutorial below to get the password (this is not hacking).
This is a useful method to know because it can come in handy in many other situations when you desperately need the Wi-Fi password of a network you previously connected to on the phone. today i am going to share an easiest method to get WiFi password on from your android mobile.

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Requirement
X-plore file manager (you can use others but X-plore is the best for this job)
A rooted Android device ( that’s because the Wifi password we need is stored in the system folder of the device and we can’t get the Wi-Fi passwords without gaining superuser access.)

Viewing saved Wi-Fi Passwords on Android

As we will have to open a system file on Android, we cannot use the traditional file manager that comes pre-installed on the device. We will use X-plore file manager for the task. We have already written a review on X-plore file manager. Please have a look at the it if you are unaware of the X-plore review.

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To enable superuser access on X-plore


Click on your menu button > configuration > Root Access > Superuser. (see the screenshots below)

Click Configuration
Root Access
Click Superuser

Now move to the root folder in X-plore File manager and you will see a directory called data.

Home

Navigate to data/misc/wifi folder and you will find a file named wpa_supplicant.conf. Tap on the file to open it up and make sure you use X-plore‘s built-in text viewer for the task.

Path

In the file you should be able to see the network SSID and their passwords next to it. You can now search for the SSID (network name) and note down the password next to it and close the file.

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Wifi password

NOTE :  Please make sure that you don’t edit the file or you might start having problems with your Wi-Fi connection.

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Ikechukwu MaxkDAVE

Ikechukwu Onu is a technical writer, product designer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech, especially Android. When he isn’t designing or writing killer content, reviewing gadgets or products, you’ll find him answering tech support questions from friends and family, going out for outreach, hang out with friends, or eating my snacks while watching Netflix. #Maxkdave #InfoKid EMAIL: info@androidnigeria.com.ng

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  1. This is a useful method to know because it can come in handy in many other situations when you desperately need the Wi-Fi password of a network you previously connected to on the phone.

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