Easily Find Stored WiFi passwords on your Android Device

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Do you use the very same Android device from a long while? Then, there is no doubt about the fact that you have probably saved numerous different WiFi networks on your smartphone / tablet.

However, what should you do when you must connect a different device to one of these networks? I bet that you are thinking of a way to find the saved WiFi passwords on your Android phone and that’s exactly what you’ll be getting.

Having root access to your Android device lets you open up a certain config file that contains passwords to all saved WiFi networks. The steps from this guide work, but there is something that you must know from the start: if you want to succeed, you need root access on your handset or else I cannot help you this time.

Is this a problem? Is rooting something that you are trying to avoid? That’s your decision to take! However, if you change your mind, these rooting guides will definitely help you and I am sure that you will find the right one for your phone too (if not, let me know and I will take care of the problem):

After that, in order to have access to stored WiFi passwords, note that you must also have a file explorer app that supports root users such as ES File Explorer. Only now, you are ready to start the procedure:

Easily Find Stored WiFi passwords on your Android Device:

  1. Open up ES File Explorer or any other file explorer app you prefer using;
  2. If you use ES File Explorer too, you must enable the root explorer feature in the app. In such a case, tap on the list icon on the top left corner, scroll down to Root Explorer (which is found under the dropdown Tools) and enable it;
  3. You should immediately get a root permission request via Superuser or SuperSU (depending what you have installed);
  4. Then, you can use the app to access root folders.es-file-manager-screenshot;
  5. From your phone’s root folder, go to Data > Misc > Wifi;
  6. Look for a wpa_supplicant.conf or wep_supplicant.conf file. Most networks use WPA encryption, so there are big chances to find the password you’re looking for in the wpa_supplicant file;
  7. Select it;
  8. Then, open it up in the file explorer’s own text editor;
  9. Scroll down the text file to search for the network you’re looking for (next to “ssid”);
  10. Find its password next to the term “psk” and that was all!
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Popa Loredana

Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.