How to see wi-fi password on Androids with or without root
Android phones have many exclusive and valuable features. But still it sometimes lacks a few elementary functions that may be very useful for us, but other operating systems offer. And one of them is a skill to show password of the saved Wi-Fi networks in your smartphones. However, it is considered impossible to see the saved password without the root permission on your android phones. But there are still some techniques by which we can view the saved password on android devices.
After having some other basic options like by the use of laptop and directly contacting the people for asking the password directly in a manner way or by the use of an android device to view saved Wi-Fi password is the simplest technique.
Today you will get to know how to view the saved Wi-Fi password with and without rooting your android phones.
ES File Explorer (Without Root)
ES File Explorer provides the user advantaged access into the system files of android. This application also comes including many unique and useful features like making backups and restoring setup file of your android apps. It also can recover your deleted files.
This technique doesn’t need any root access, but unfortunately, it is also not sure to work on every device. But you can still give it a go if you want by following some simple below steps.
First, open ES File Explorer application. Pull the left navigation bar then select the Local storage option. Now, click on Device through the drop-down menu list. Go to System->etc.->Wi-Fi and open wpa_supplicant.conf file. If that file manager application asks you how to open the selected configuration file, then select the built-in HTML or the text file viewer into the app. Once you have open the file you will be able to view all the saved passwords of your connected Wi-Fi networks using your smartphone.
You can download ES File Explorer from Google Play Store or you can download from here
File Explorer App (Root)
These steps are slightly different only if you the root access. With the help of root access, the levels are way more easy and efficient. The simplest and easiest way to show the saved Wi-Fi password on your rooted Android smartphone is to use ES File Explorer. It is due to, unlike the default file manager application that will come with your smartphone. It allows you to view system level files if it has the superuser access to rooted android devices.
Follow these instructions below to view your saved Wi-Fi network passwords. Open the ES File Explorer application on your rooted Android phone and then go to the root folder. Now, from the root folder, go to the data > Misc. > Wi-Fi location. Inside the Wi-Fi folder, find and open the same file that we stated before – wpa_supplicant.conf.
Go to the network section. By using the SSID of your Wi-Fi network, you can easily find the corresponding Wi-Fi password below the psk section which is the pre-shared key of each Wi-Fi network you have connected to.
ssid=” WiFi Network Name”
This arrangement of the file will be nearly like above and you can take the network password from the same spot, that we mentioned above.
Password Recovery App
Although the above technique is simple and direct, it involves some extra steps to locate the correct and correct the file to view the password.
If you want to view your saved network password without doing anything, then this is a perfect choice for you.
There are so many password recovery apps that are available for free on the Google Play Store, and many of them work as expected. Just for the demo purpose, we are using Wi-Fi Passwords Recovery Pro app for this tutorial.
Download and install the application. Now, open the application and then grant superuser permission to function properly. This application will show all the networks that you have connected with your Android device with their security protocol. You can choose any network you want and the application will display the password of your desired network. Isn’t that cool…?
You can download the Wi-Fi password recovery from here
Tell us which one of these previously mentioned techniques to see the Wi-Fi password on Android, worked for you. And don’t hesitate to comment below if you have any question or stuck at any step.