How to Find Wifi Password on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you in a situation where you need to connect a new device to your Wi-Fi network, but you can’t remember the password? Don’t worry, finding the Wi-Fi password on your Android device is easier than you might think.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to retrieve your Wi-Fi password using different methods. Let’s get started!

Method 1: Using the Settings App

If you have an Android device running on Android 10 or higher, you can easily find your Wi-Fi password through the Settings app. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Network & internet”.
  3. Step 3: Tap on “Wi-Fi”.
  4. Step 4: Tap on the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) that you are currently connected to.
  5. Step 5: A new window will appear. Tap on the “Share” icon (usually represented by three dots or lines).
  6. Step 6: From the menu that appears, select “QR code”.

This will generate a QR code containing your Wi-Fi network details, including the password. You can now use another device with a QR code scanner app to scan and retrieve the password.

Method 2: Using a File Manager App

If you prefer not to use the Settings app or if your device is running on an older version of Android, you can still find your Wi-Fi password by accessing a system file. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Install a file manager app from the Google Play Store (e.g., ES File Explorer, Solid Explorer).
  2. Step 2: Open the file manager app and grant it the necessary permissions.
  3. Step 3: Navigate to the “data/misc/wifi” folder.
  4. Step 4: Look for a file named “wpa_supplicant.conf” and open it using a text editor.
  5. Step 5: Within the file, you will find your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password under the “network={}” section. The password will be listed as “psk=”.

Note: This method requires root access on your Android device. Rooting your device can void its warranty and may cause security risks. Proceed with caution.

Method 3: Using a Wi-Fi Password Recovery App

If you are uncomfortable navigating system files or if your device is not rooted, you can use a Wi-Fi password recovery app to find your Wi-Fi password. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Install a Wi-Fi password recovery app from the Google Play Store (e., WiFi Key Recovery, Wifi Password Show).
  2. Step 2: Open the app and grant it the necessary permissions.
  3. Step 3: The app will automatically retrieve and display the saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Android device.

These apps work by accessing the Wi-Fi configuration files stored on your device. They do not require root access but may not be compatible with all devices or versions of Android.

In Conclusion

Now that you know different methods to find your Wi-Fi password on an Android device, you can easily connect new devices to your network without any hassle. Whether you use the Settings app, a file manager app, or a Wi-Fi password recovery app, these methods will help you retrieve your password quickly and conveniently.

Remember to use these methods responsibly and ensure the security of your Wi-Fi network by not sharing your password with unauthorized individuals.

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