You can probably find a Wifi network almost anywhere these days, from the café around the block to the train station and beyond. The nicest aspect about these networks is that your device will remember your password once you enter it the first time.
This will allow for auto-connection in the future when you are in the same region. However, the problem arises when you need to connect with a friend or when you wish to connect with a different device. Your mobile gadget knows the password even if you don’t.
It’s only a matter of understanding where to hit which buttons. Here’s all you need to know about using your mobile device to obtain your Wifi password.
How can I see the WiFi password I’ve saved on my phone?
Android does not offer a setting that allows a user to view saved Wifi passwords by default. There are several options for viewing saved Wifi passwords on an Android device. Let’s have a look at two of them:
ES File Explorer may be used to view saved wifi passwords.
- Open the ES File Explorer File Manager App after installing it.
- At the top of the window, tap the hamburger icon (three vertical lines)
- Find “Root Explorer” and press it, then allow the app permission.
- Select Local>Device>Data>Misc>Wifi from the drop-down menu.
- To open “wpa supplicant.conf,” look for it and press it.
- Select “ES Note Editor” and then “This Time Only.”
- On your Android device, you will now be able to view saved wifi passwords. They’re the ones that show up after “psk.”
Using the Wifi Password Recovery Tool, you may view your saved Wifi password.
To access Wifi passwords, you can also utilize the free program Wifi Password Recovery Tool.
Let’s take a look at how to do it:
- Wifi Password Recovery can be downloaded to your device.
- When the “Superuser Request” pop-up opens, grant the app root permissions.
- You may examine all saved passwords listed with SSID (username) and PASS when you grant rights (password)
- To copy a specific one, simply tap it and then select “Copy Password to Clipboard” from the drop-down menu.
This is how an android app with root access may display Wifi credentials. However, some users prefer not to use root access on Android devices because it usually voids the warranty. Is it possible to view Wifi passwords without having root access? Let’s have a look.
How to See Your Phone’s Wifi Password Without Rooting
If you’ve ever wondered how to view saved Wifi passwords on Android without rooting your device, we’re about to reveal the secret. Once again, there are a variety of methods for discovering the linked Wifi password on a mobile device without rooting it. Consider the following two scenarios:
ES File Explorer may be used to view Wifi passwords without requiring root access.
One method for locating a wifi password on an Android device without rooting it employs the same tool as the previous strategy, but with a twist. Despite the fact that the method does not necessitate root access, it is not always successful on all devices. Take the following steps:
- ES File Explorer should be launched.
- Select “Local Storage” from the left navigation bar.
- On the drop-down menu, select “Device.”
- Open the “wpa supplicant.conf” file under “System”>”etc”>”Wifi.”
- It’s possible that you’ll get a question on how to open the file. Choose between an HTML and a text file viewer.
- When you open the file, you’ll see a list of all the passwords for all the Wifi networks you’ve used the device to visit.
See Wifi password without root for further information. Android Wifi Password Recovery Tool
Follow the instructions below for an alternative technique of recovering Wifi passwords on Android without root access:
- The first stage is to train as a programmer. You won’t have to learn how to code or anything like that. Go to Settings, “About Phone,” and then “Build Number” on your Android phone.
- You should get a notification saying “You are now a developer” after tapping the Build Number six or seven times. (See, I told you it would be simple!)
- Return to Settings and look under “Developer Options” for “USB/Android Debugging.”
- Download and install ADB Drivers on your desktop.
- Install Platform Tools, then navigate to Local Disk C (if it isn’t already there, use Windows search to find it).
- Right-click the Platform Tools folder while holding down the Shift key, then select “Open Command Window here.”
- Connect your Android device to your PC and run “adb services” into the Command Prompt to see if your device appears on the screen.
- Then, on the same command terminal, type “adb pull/data/misc/wifi/wpa supplicant.conf c:/wpa supplicant.conf.” This should transfer all of the necessary files from your phone to your computer.
- You’ll see a list of all the Wifi passwords you’ve ever used on your phone if you open Notepad.
That’s how you can see Wifi passwords without rooting your Android handset. Next, we’ll look at how to locate the Wifi password on a mobile device when it’s connected.