How to Recover Saved WiFi Password on Android

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What are you doing with that smartphone? It will be at least half an hour in the android menus.... how do you say, you try to retrieve the password of your Wi-Fi network to put it on a tablet, but unfortunately you can not find it? To tell you the truth, I would have been surprised by the opposite: Android allows you to store passwords for Wi-Fi networks (like any other operating system for smartphones, tablets or PCs), but does not allow you to view them in clear text.


If you want to retrieve Android WiFi passwords, you have to install ad-hoc apps and let them "dig" into your Android files, which requires root permissions. You know what I'm talking about, don't you? Then read my guide on how to root Android now and see if it's worth continuing or if it's better to recover your WiFi password by other means.

I see you're still here... well, that means you're ready to get started. So take five minutes off and figure out how to recover your Wi-Fi passwords with Android by following the instructions I'm about to give you. It will be much easier than you can imagine: once you've done the root, it's all downhill. have fun!

WiFi password recovery


The easiest way to recover Android WiFi passwords is to turn to an app like WiFi Key Recovery that provides a list of the wireless connections stored on Android and shows you their passwords in clear text.


How to use it. Download from the Play Store, start it and.... stop! The main screen of the app automatically displays the names (SSID) and passwords (psk) of all networks stored on the device.

By tapping on one of the listed networks, you can copy its password to the clipboard (Copy password), share it via QR code (Show QR code) or copy all information about it to the clipboard (Copy all).

WiFi connection manager


If you're looking for a more elaborate solution than WiFi key recovery, take a look at WiFi Connection Manager. This app, which is also completely free, displays numerous technical details about active Wi-Fi networks nearby and allows you to view the passwords of connections stored on your device in clear text.

Its interface is divided into tabs: in the one called Scan you will find the list of all active wireless networks in the area with data such as SSID, signal strength, MAC address and radio channel used; in the Spectrum one you will find a graph with the status of active wireless networks in the area, while in Network Tools you will find some interesting tools such as ping, Whois, detection of the position of an IP and much more.

To see the password of the network you are connected to, select the network name in the Explore tab, then tap Show password (root permissions required) and you're done.


Manual password lookup


Would you like to know a little more about how the password storage system works on Android? Then install a file manager like ES File Explorer and have fun opening the file where the system stores the login data for wireless connections.

The file you need to open is called wpa_supplicant.conf and is located in the /data/misc/wifi folder on your smartphone. To get to it, open ES File Explorer, press the hamburger icon located in the upper left corner and move the Root Explorer toggle to ON (at the bottom of the sidebar).


Next, authorize the application to acquire root rights, click the hamburger icon again and use the sidebar to go to the Device/data/misc/wifi path. Once there, open the wpa_supplicant.conf file, choose to view its contents with the ES Note Editor and look for the ssid entry under the name of your Wi-Fi network: that's the network access key.

Application to test Wi-Fi passwords


Would you like to find out the password of a Wi-Fi network that is not yet stored on your smartphone? Sorry, but if you're trying to find someone else's network passcode, I can't help you. Breaking into someone else' s Wi-Fi network without permission is a serious breach of privacy and, in some cases, even a criminal offense punishable by law.

Instead, I can tell you that there are applications, such as WPS WPA WiFi tester and Keygen router, that allow you to test the security of wireless networks by revealing whether your passwords are easily detectable by attackers.

These applications include default passwords from some ISPs and use some cracking techniques to find wireless network passwords that are not yet stored on the smartphone. You can use them to find out if your Wi-Fi network needs a new password.... but not to try to "crack" other people's networks, please! I take no responsibility for this.

Frequently asked questions and answers

Go to Settings.
Go to Networks and Internet.
Go to Wi-Fi Hotspot.
Tap on Access Point Passcode.
You will then see the access key.
If you want to change it, edit the text and tap Allow.

Under Wi-Fi Status, choose Wireless Properties.
Under Wireless Network Properties, select the Security tab, and then select the Show Characters check box.
Your network Wi-Fi is displayed in the Network Security Key box.

On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Chrome app .
Tap More Settings.
Tap Passcodes Review Passcodes.

If you do not see the option, click on the navigation menu to display it.
In the left panel, make sure that your Network Box is selected.
It will be displayed as the name of the Wi-Fi network and will have the router icon next to it.
To the right of the Wi-Fi access key, click on Show to be able to see the access key.

Compilation of frequently asked questions that our users have sent us and that our experts have answered.


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