Android Tips: How to view Wi-Fi passwords your device is connected to

 

The first method is for phones with Android version 10 and above.

It doesn’t require the installation of application or root. If this isn’t you, skip to Method 2

Method 1

1. Go to your phone’s settings menu
2. Search for the “Wi-Fi” submenu (located in Settings –> Network & internet.) Once you’ve found the Wi-Fi settings menu, go ahead and select it.

How to view Wi-Fi passwords
How to view Wi-Fi passwords
3. Go to available networks and select the “Saved networks” option. From there, you’ll see a list of all the Wi-Fi networks your phone remembers. Select one
4. Choose the “Share” option towards the top of the screen. You’ll be asked to scan your fingerprint or face or enter your PIN or password.

 

How to view Wi-Fi passwords
How to view Wi-Fi passwords
5. After that, you’ll see a QR code with that represents the network’s SSID and password.
However, if your phone is running Android 9.0 or lower, the only way to view saved Wi-Fi passwords is with a root app.
Method 2
1. Install a WiFi Password viewer from Google App Store (check reviews to avoid downloading the wrong one)
2. Launch the WiFi Password Viewer and tap “Grant” on the popup, then you’ll be taken to a list containing all of the Wi-Fi networks that you’ve ever connected to, where each entry shows a password beneath it.
NOTE: If you need to share one of these passwords with another device, you have a few options. Start by tapping any entry in the list, then a small menu will pop up. From here, you can either tap “Copy password” to copy that network’s password to your clipboard, which would make it easy to paste into your favorite texting app and send to the other device.

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