As long as you have an Android device you may have connected to dozens of Wifi networks. School, home, office, gym, friends house and coffee shop whenever you type in one of these Wifi passwords, your Android device saves it for safekeeping and easy access again.
The problem arises when you actually want to see the password for one of the networks you are connecting to. when you want to connect a second device to a saved Wifi access point, or maybe you and a friend want to enter the same hotspot. But don’t know how to access the actual password stored by your device.
Fortunately, there are ways around this. If you are using Android 10 or higher, then you can view Wifi password directly from the phone settings. However, if you are using Android 9.0 Pie or lower, please note that you need to be rooted first.
Here are the steps that might help to solve your problem:
1st method for Android 10 or higher operating system
This first method does not require root or even additional applications. But it does require that your phone is running Android 10 or higher. If your phone has been updated to this version then a quick and easy way to view saved Wifi passwords is below. If not, you can skip to the 2nd method.
Find Wifi Settings
Currently, there are only a few systems from Android, but for method 1 you are at least using the Android10 system. However, there are some changes to the look like Samsung will be making its own spin on Android 10 by implementing an OEM skin like One UI, which means the settings menu can be a little different on your phone.
So first of all, look for your phone’s Settings menu for the “Wi-Fi” submenu. In Stock Android, it is located in Settings-> Network & internet. Once you find the Wi-Fi settings menu, go ahead and select it.
See Wifi Password
One within the Wi-Fi settings page, scroll through the list of available networks and select the option “Saved networks”. From there, you’ll see a list of all the Wi-Fi networks your phone remembers. Select one.
Now, select the “Share” option at the top of the screen. You will be asked to scan your fingerprint or face or enter your PIN or password. After doing so, you will see a QR code that represents the SSID and password for the network.
Then you can scan this with another device using a QR scanner if you want, but the password is also listed in plain text under the QR code, so you can copy it from there.
2nd Method Android 9 & Lower (Root Required)
If you’re still using a phone running Android 9.0 Pie or lower, the only way to view saved Wifi passwords is with the root app. This will work best if you install TWRP and use it to install Magisk for root.
Install WiFi Password Viewer
There are several apps that claim to be able to show your Wifi password on the Play Store, but the only one that was found to work on all devices is WiFi Password Viewer by SimoneDev.
View Saved Wifi Passwords
When you first launch WiFi Password Viewer, the app will ask for Superuser access. Tap “Give” on the popup, then you’ll be taken to a list of all the Wi-Fi networks you’ve connected to, where each entry shows the password below it.
If you’ve connected to lots of different Wifi networks while owning an Android device, then your list is probably quite long. If so, you can search for a specific Wi-Fi network by using the search button in the top right corner.
Share Saved Wifi Password
If you need to provide one of these passwords with another device, then you have a few options. Start by tapping any entry in the list and a small menu will appear.
From here, you can tap “Copy password” to copy the network password to your clipboard, making it easy to paste it into your favorite messaging app and send it to other devices. Alternatively, you can skip one step and tap “Share”, then choose your favorite messaging app from the menu that appears to send the password.
Finally, you can also tap “QR” to have the app generate a QR code containing network info. If the other device is a Pixel or an iPhone, then all you have to do is open the camera app, point it at the QR code, then tap the popup command to automatically connect it to the Wifi network.
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