How to See Wi-Fi Passwords Saved on my Android?
Want to connect a new device to your phone’s Wi-Fi network but can’t remember your password? follow the below steps to get the entered the password.
- Go to Google Play and download a free file manager app like ES File Explorer.
- After installation, open the ES File Explorer app and click on the menu icon, right next to the Home tab (top left hand corner of the screen).
- Navigate to Device >System folder > etc >wifi
6. Open the wifi folder and click on the wpa_supplicant.conf file.
7.You’ll see a list of all your saved SSID’s and passwords.
How do you see a saved Wi-Fi password on Android without root privileges?
This process is a bit involving but simple. You don’t need to be a computer guru to do it, but you need to have a computer, and some internet access of course. The key thing is to find a way through which we can fetch the password file from the phone without using a root access protocol in the Android. This is made possible by some little programming insight using Windows Command prompt.
Step 1: Access the Developer authority
To access the files that Android uses to run passwords, you must first become a developer. This is very simple.
Get your Android phone and go to settings. Scroll down and find “About phone.” Tap on it and scroll down again to find Build number.
Tap on this “build number” 5 to 6 times until a message pops up saying, “You are now a developer”.
Step 2: Enable the debugging
Go back to Settings. Scroll down for developer options. Turn on the button for “Android/USB debugging”.
Step 3: Installe ADB drivers
Now, open your Windows desktop. Download and install ADB drivers. (Use this download link). You need to download and install platform tools (minimal adb and fastboot) from . Now open the folder where you’ve installed the above tools. By default, it is in the Local disc C\windows\system32\platform_tools location. However, you might want to locate them by searching on windows search engine. You have to hold the Shift key and right click inside the folder to click on”Open Command Window here.”
Step 4: Test the ADB
Here, we would like to test whether the ABD is working properly. To do this, connect your phone to the PC using a USB. In the command prompt, type adb services and then press enter. If it’s working properly, you should see a device in this list.
Step 5: Find Android wifi password
Now, it is time to type the given command in the command prompt and type: adb pull /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf c:/wpa_supplicant.conf. This will fetch the file from your phone to the local disc C drive of the PC.
Step 6: Get the wifi passwords
Lastly, open the file with a notepad and there you go.
Now you know how to show the wifi password on your Android device.