How to view saved WiFi password on Android – with and without root


Have you ever been in a situation where you needed your WiFi password but didn’t write it down anywhere? Sometimes we need to show WiFi password on Android. You might need the Wi-Fi password if you’re trying to connect to a network or if you need a friend’s network password. There are several reasons that you might need to know the WiFi password and forgetting it is not an option for you.

Android 10 and above gives you an easy way to see WiFi passwords for your saved networks without a rooted device. This is how you can see the saved Wi-Fi password on Android 11. Please note that the process may vary depending on the phone and Android version.

View Saved WiFi Password on Android 10 and Above Without Root

To view the Wi-Fi password on a phone running Android 10 or higher, you need to go to settings. Find Network & Internet and tap Wi-Fi. You’ll see your current Wi-Fi network at the top of the list. Select it once necessary to display the network options. Here you need to select the Share button. You will need to confirm your face/fingerprint, or enter your PIN, to continue. Once done, you will see your network’s Wi-Fi password listed under a QR code.

View saved WiFi password on Android 9 and below with root

If you’re still using Android 9 or earlier, we also have a way to see saved Wi-Fi passwords for you. However, the method requires your device to be rooted because the file containing the Wi-Fi credentials for saved networks is located in a protected directory in your phone’s storage. And you are not allowed to view the folder or file inside it unless you are rooted.

If you’re rooted, you can head to /data/misc/wifi using a file explorer app that supports root browsing. Open wpa_supplicant.conf and you should see your network name (ssid) and password (psk). Alternatively, you can try using an Android WiFi password viewer app such as WiFi Password Viewer.


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