How to view saved wifi password on Android phones

One of the features that Android phones have not yet to support users is to see saved wifi passwords. In urgent situations to find saved passwords, what do you do to find them?

This post will figure this out for you

No need for rooting

On Xiaomi smartphones

It’s very easy to view wifi passwords on Xiaomi phones with QR codes only without the support of any software. Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: Go to Settings then select Wifi, continue to select the wifi spot that your phone is accessing. Then click Touch to share password for QR code to appear. Use the screenshot feature to capture the displaying QR
  • Step 2: Go to a scanner app to decode the captured QR code. Activate image scan mode by clicking the image icon logo in the upper right corner of the app. Select the QR code screenshot to scan
  • Step 3: After done scanning, the scanning result will show SSID information, wifi passwords and security type. Just tap on the password display and the asterisks will be replaced by password characters

On other Android phones

  • Step 1: First of all, access the CH play store app to install ES File Explorer File Manager app which supports viewing saved passwords

  • Step 2: Click the Menu bar at the top left of the screen, select Tool, continue to select Show Hidden Files
  • Step 3: Scroll up to select Local, then select Device, Select Data, select Misc, click Wifi and finally select wpa_supplicant.conf

Open this file, this file will fully provide wifi names and passwords previously connected

Note: Only view wifi password without changing any file content to ensure wifi connection works properly 

Through rooting

Through rooting your phone combined support apps, users can entirely view saved wifi passwords. These apps will list all already saved passwords during the use of the phone

One of the most used apps is Wifi Password Recovery, it’s free and available on CH Play

  • Step 1: Install Wifi Password Recovery here:

After installing, proceed to allow the app to access the system by selecting Grant when dialog box appears

  • Step 2: The app will list a list of Wifi access which users have already saved

  • Step 3: Tap on the wifi access you want to review the password, the password will appear

Connect to computer

To proceed to connect computer and view saved wifi passwords on Android phones, first prepare a USB cable

  • Step 1: Install the ADB Tools and connect computer to phone. Download and install the software here:
  • Step 2: After downloading, unzip the file on the computer. Open Settings on the phone and access to About phone. Then click Build Number 7 times to unlock options

  • Step 3: Get back to the Settings then open the options settings and enable USB debugging
  • Step 4: Connect your phone to the PC with a USB cable. Hold Shift, at the same time right-click the ADB software on the computer. Select “open command window here” from the window that appears

Now copy and paste this command “adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf” into the command prompt that appears and press Enter. This copy content command will paste copied content into a file in the folder where you extracted from the ADB installation file

  • Step 5: Go back to the folder that you unzipped the ADB installation file, you will see this file appear here. Open this file and all saved wifi password will be here