Android provides you with a plethora of useful and unique features. However, it lacks several features found in other operating systems. Here, we’ll go over one of them and how to solve it.
Without root access, you cannot view saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Android device. Furthermore, Android has not provided an official solution to circumvent this limitation. But there are some nonofficial methods to see the saved Wi-Fi passwords without rooting. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
How to Find and View WiFi Password on Android Without Root
First and foremost, I must remind you that before attempting this method, you must connect your Android phone to the wireless network whose password you wish to view. You can find your wifi network password using this method.
On many Android devices, there is a setting called “Share Wi-Fi Network” (via QR Code). Follow the steps below if you are using a Samsung device.
1. Go to Your Phone Settings -> Wi-Fi.
2. You will see a small gear icon or settings icon next to the Wi-Fi network name. Click on it.
3. Tap on the option which its name is “QR Code” or “Tap to Share Password” -> Save as Image Then it will create the QR code.
4. Then Go to Play Store & Download a QR Scanner app.
5. Open the QR Scanner App & Scan the QR code.
6. Now, you will obtain the Wi-Fi network name and its password.
How to Find Wi-Fi Password via Your Wi-Fi Router for Android
- Open the admin panel of your wireless router.
- Go to the Settings Page.
- Navigate to Wireless->Wireless Security – Here, you can view your Wi-Fi password.
If you can’t remember your wireless router name or its website to access the settings page, then follow the steps to access the Settings page.
If you can’t remember the name of your wireless router or its website, then use the steps below to get to the Settings page.
- Launch the Android browser.
- Then, in the search bar, enter 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. Routers from Huawei can be found at 192.168.8.
- Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields.
- Admin is the default username.
- Admin is the default password.
- Log in by clicking the Login button.
- You will now be taken to the Settings page.
How to Know Connected Wi-Fi Password in Mobile Without Root via File Explorer Apps
FX File Explorer – This is an Android app that provides access to system files. Other features provided by this app include:
- The ability to back up your data.
- Remove unwanted junk files, duplicate files, and so on in a flash.
- Hide images, videos, or any other media from the gallery.
- Transferring files from one Android device to another.
1. Open the app-FX File Explorer
2. Select the option named “System” in the left navigation bar.
3. Navigate to System->etc->WiFi or Use search option.
4. Navigate to the “wpa supplicant.conf” file. The file manager will prompt you to choose the method you want to use to open this configuration file. Then, as an option, select either “text file viewer” or “built-in HTML.”
5. This file contains all of your Android device’s saved Wi-Fi passwords. You can now see them after you open it.
Password Recovery Apps
If you don’t want to go through the extra steps to view the saved passwords, a password recovery app is the perfect solution for you. We’ve compiled a list of password recovery apps for your convenience.
i. WiFi Password Recovery Pro
- Download and install the Android App
- Open the Android App
- Grant superuser permission on your Android Device
- Now you can view all the Wi-Fi networks your Android device is connected with.
- Select the network that you want to see the password.
- Now the app will show the saved password for the selected network.
With this app, you can copy and share the password.
ii. WiFi WPS WPA Tester
This is one of the best and fastest Wi-Fi apps available in the Google Play store. The steps to take are outlined below.
- Install the app after downloading it.
- Open it up.
- Navigate to the main screen, where you’ll see all the available Wi-Fi networks marked with a green or red signal dot.
- Choose your preferred network.
- Choose the “No Root” option.
- Choose “connect automatic pin.”
The app will now display the saved password for the selected network.
There are numerous advantages to discovering saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Android devices. You don’t want to keep asking for Wi-Fi passwords in public places. Because you can view saved passwords on your device and connect to wireless networks that you used in the past. If you can find the saved password, you can easily connect your other devices to the Wi-Fi. Furthermore, if your friends ask for the password for a brief moment, you can give it to them even if you don’t remember it.
Please let us know which of the methods mentioned above worked best for you in locating the saved Wi-Fi passwords. Also, if you get stuck at any point or have any questions about the methods described above, please leave a comment in the section below.