You probably have connected to hundreds of Wi-Fi networks on your Android smartphones. Any time you entered one of these wireless keys, your Android smartphone has saved them for convenience and ease of access in the future – school, house, work, the leisure center, the homes of your friends and family, coffee shops.
The difficulty is when you simply attempt to see the password for a network to which you are connected. You may want to connect a second laptop to a saved Wi-Fi link point, or you may be with a friend who would like to log into the same hotspot. However, you’re not lucky without accessing the exact passwords the smartphone has saved.
Curious to know the password to which you are connected? No worries! 🙂
Fortunately, we found certain ways where you can access Wi-Fi keys from the settings on your phone whether you’re on Android 10 or higher. However, you must be rooted while you are on Android 9.0 Pie or below.
Android 10 or above version
No root or even additional application is required for this procedure. But your device needs to run Android 10 or above. I can highlight rapidly and conveniently how to see your saved Wi-Fi passwords below if your phone has been upgraded to that version. If not, Method 2 is for you!
Step 1 – Go to Wi-Fi Settings
There is only one Android 10 flavor currently and this is directly from Google’s “Stock Android” edition. In the short term, though, manufacturers such as Samsung can use an OEM skin like One UI to spin Android 10 themselves, which means that the menus on your phone may be slightly different.
So, first, look for the “Wi-Fi” submenu in the configuration menu of your phone. Settings > Network & Internet is located on Android Phones. Once the Wi-Fi menu has been found, go ahead and pick it.
Step 2 – View WiFi Passwords
Scroll down the list of available networks and pick the ‘Save Networks’ option on your Wi-Fi settings tab. You will access a list of all the phone recalled Wi-Fi networks from there. Choose one.
Now, click “Share” from the top of the page. A fingerprint or face scan or enter your PIN or password would be called for. You can see a QR code with the SSID and password of the network. If you like you can use a QR-scanner to verify this with another computer, but you can also copy the password from it in plain text under the QR-code.
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Android 9 & Lower Android (Root Required)
The only way to view stored Wi-Fi passwords is with a root program when your phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie or below. This works well if you’ve configured TWRP and have Magisk for root installed.
Step 1 – Install WiFi Password Viewer
Several applications claim to be able to display the WiFi passwords on the Play Store, but we only find WiFi Password Viewer from SimoneDev to work on all our computers.
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Step 2 – View saved Wi-Fi passwords
The software can request Superuser access when you first open the WiFi Password Viewer. Tap ‘Grant’ on the popup and a list of all of the Wi-Fi networks through which you have linked will be shown where any entry shows a password.
Although possessing your Android smartphone, if you have linked to several different Wi-Fi networks, your list can be very long. If that happens, the search button on the top right-hand side will allow you to search for a specific Wi-Fi network.
Step 3 – Sharing saved Wi-Fi Login
You have multiple choices if you want one of these keys to be exchanged with another device. Start by taping every entry in the list, then there will be a short menu. You should press the “Copy password” to copy the password of this network into your clipboard. This makes it convenient to paste into your chosen text program and transfer the password to the other device. Or to skip the “Share,” stage, you can then use the menu that appears to submit the password to pick your favorite text program.
After this, tap “QR” for the program to create a network details QR code. You should open the camera app, indicate it to QR code, and tap the pop-up prompt to connect it to the Wi-Fi network automatically when the other user is a Pixel or iPhone.