We connect to WiFi as soon as we get the chance, be it at school, a friend’s place, coffee shop, diners, because we love staying connected. Like most of you, even I have this habit of forgetting passwords, even that of my personal WiFi connection. So when one of my friends or relatives comes home and ask for the Wi-Fi password, I stay clueless since I have a hard time remembering it. This article is meant for people like me. So, here are two ways that will help you show WiFi password on your Android.
Keep in mind that in order to show WiFi password on your Android, your device must be rooted. There are no established ways to show password on a non-rooted device. If you’re willing to root your Android, you can have a look at our rooting database for your device-specific tutorial.
NOTE: These methods will NOT HELP YOU CRACK the password for an unknown network because it is illegal. It will only allow you to show passwords for your saved networks, in case you forgot them.
Tip: If you’re looking a much easier way to connect, i.e. you can provide access to Wi-Fi to your guests without even providing the Wi-Fi password, using the WPS technology.
How do you do that? Well all you have to do is press the WPS Push button present on your WiFi router. Once done with that, switch ON WPS Push on your Android smartphone so that the connection is established, without even entering the Wi-Fi password.
Now, back to what we are here for today!
How To Show WiFi Password On Android
Method 1: Via File Manager
For this method, you will require to have root file manager installed on your Android. We personally prefer Solid Explorer File Manager for its simplicity and productiveness.
- Open the app once it is downloaded. Swipe from the left and go to the “Root” storage. You will be prompted for root permissions, so grant them.
- Browse to the data > misc > wifi folder. In the wifi folder, you shall find a text file dubbed “wpa_supplicant.conf”. This file would be featuring the details regarding your current Wi-Fi networks and the networks you would have connected to in the past.
- Solid Explorer has a built-in text editor. So tap on the wpa_supplicant.conf file to open it in the native text editor. The content will be in a similar format as displayed in the screenshot below.
- You need to search for the WiFi SSID of the network you want to show password for. Once you find the string of code, you will see an entry called “psk”. The value for this entry is the WiFi password that you want.
Method 2: Via a Third Party app
The process is even easier with a third-party app from the Play Store. While there are a lot of apps for the job, the one we personally recommend is “Free WiFi Password Recovery”. So download the app right away on your Android.
Run the app once you have installed it. You will be prompted to grant it root permissions, so do that. Now all you need to do is tap on the network name in order to show WiFi password. You can even copy the password to the clipboard, or share it with a contact.
So it’s as easy as mentioned above. So to all the people like me, forget your worries since you no longer have to remember your Wi-Fi passwords as we have a better way of finding them.