Some of us buy an Android smartphone and stick with it for at least a couple of years, which means connecting to dozens of Wi-Fi networks. You add your Wi-Fi password at the office, gym, or your friends’ home and never have to worry about checking it again. But what of you want to connect another device to the network? The only way is to somehow view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android.
However, the big problem here is that you cannot view the saved Wi-Fi passwords directly from the Settings App. With the help of root access on your Android device, you can easily find out the Wi-Fi password for all the networks you have connected in the past. But before you get started, make sure that your Android device is rooted.
Your Android device isn’t rooted yet? Follow the Android rooting guide here.
Step 1: Install WiFi Key Recovery App
WiFi Key Recovery is an awesome app developed by Alexandros Schillings which is available on the Google Play Store for free. So once you have your rooted Android device handy, head over to the Play Store app and search for WiFi Key Recovery, or download it below.
Step 2: View saved Wi-Fi passwords
The first time you launch the app, it will ask you to grant WiFi Key Recovery Superuser access. Once you press the “Grant” button on the pop-up window, the app will take you to a page with the list of all the Wi-Fi networks you have ever connected to your device.
The SSID denotes the name of the Wi-Fi network, while the second line of each connected network (psk:) is the password of that saved network. Depending on how many Wi-Fi networks you have connected, the list could go on and on, so use “Quicksearch” to find the right Wi-Fi network.
Step 3: Share the saved Wi-Fi password
If you don’t need to use the saved Wi-Fi password right away, simply save it for use later. To save a particular network information, tap on it and you will be able to view a pop-up menu. You can either choose to “Copy password”, copy all the network information with “Copy all”, or share the Wi-Fi network information as a QR code.
When you view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android with WiFi Key Recovery, you can also choose to save the entire list of saved networks. Press the three-dot menu button on the corner and press “Export” to either share the saved network information. You can also save the information as a text file to your SD card by pressing “To SD”.
Were you able to find the saved Wi-Fi password you have been looking for with the help of this tutorial? Let us know what you think of this post, and share any other option that you might have to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android.