Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Find Wi-Fi Password on Android Phone


Trying to find the password to a wireless network that you had been previously connected to?


Well, many cafes and malls offer free Wi-Fi. Thus, you need to save their passwords on your smartphones. If you happen to visit a mall or café with a friend, you may need the password to connect their devices too with the free Wi-Fi. When you open you Wi-Fi settings to get the password, all you see is a sea of asterisks! This definitely sucks, as you cannot connect a new device to the free Wi-Fi. Thus, bringing us to the dilemma if it is possible to find Wi-Fi password on Android phone.



Yes, it is definitely possible to uncover the password hidden behind those secretive asterisks.



Let us find out how.

Root Your Phone


The most important aspect of finding Wi-Fi password on an Android phone is rooting your phone. This is because you need to get admin access to the information stored in the phone’s system. If your phone is not rooted yet, then you need to take a tutorial for that or visit an expert.

Try Retrieving Without Rooting


If you do not wish to root your phone or undergo all that hassle, then the best option for you is to use certain apps that will help you access the phone’s system directly.

One such useful app that helps you find wifi password on Android phone is ES File Explorer.

Download ES File Explorer from Google Play. Once installed, open the app and follow the steps below.

  • Open the app and swipe left to reach the Navigation bar.
  • Here, tap on Local -> Device -> System
  • Look for etc folder and tap on it.
  • Find the wifi folder and click on the file within it called wpa_supplicant.conf.
  • It will ask you to select ES Note Editor or HTML Viewer.
  • Select ES Note Editor and you will be able to see all your saved WiFi passwords.

If this method does not work for you then you can try Wi-Fi Key Recovery app. This app allows you to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on your android phone.



Once installed you need to:

  • Tap on ‘Grant’ the first time the app opens and asks you for Superuser access.
  • Then it will take you to a list of Wi-Fi networks that were connected to your phone and each entry has a ‘psk’ field.
  • You can type the name of the network you need the password for in the SSID Quicksearch field.
  • You will now be able to see the Network and its psk or password on your screen.
  • Tap on the SSID and you will see a small pop up menu on the screen. You can select either Copy password, Copy All or Show QR Code.
  • With this, you can share just the password or the entire information with another device using the phone’s build-in sharing system.

This is the simplest way to find Wi-Fi password on Android phones.

You may also like to read


How to reset a router to factory default settings

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How to block devices from home wifi network

References:

1.https://www.guidingtech.com/29149/view-saved-wifi-password-android-ios/
2.https://www.greenbot.com/article/3144106/android/how-to-see-wi-fi-passwords-on-an-android-phone.html
3.https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/see-passwords-for-wi-fi-networks-youve-connected-your-android-device-0160995/
4.https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-show-wi-fi-password-on-android
5.http://www.howtohax.com/view-see-saved-wifi-password-android-without-root/

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