How to Recover/View Saved WiFi Password in Android Phones?
How to retrieve saved WiFi password in Android phones Without root – Tutorial Guide
In Windows PC, you can easily retrieve saved WiFi password. While in android phones, it has no option to recover/view saved WiFi password as it remains encrypted. If you try to obtain WiFi network settings in android phone, the password field shows a string of asterisks input “*****“. This is because the WiFi SSID and the corresponding passwords are stored in phone memory as a config system file. Being the system file, it remains hidden for security reasons. Hence, you cannot access it unless you have a root access. And if you are familiar with the rooting process, you would know how complicated it becomes to root sometimes. Therefore, rooting is not a good option just to view saved WiFi Password in android phones. So, what comes next is fortunately a simple method. Just follow the below steps if you want to Recover/View Saved WiFi Password in Android Phones without root.
Steps to Recover/View Saved WiFi Password in Android Phones without root:
NOTE: You can implement this method to Recover/View Saved WiFi Password in rooted android phones too.
Step 1: At first, you need to install a good file manager in your android phone. I prefer to use Astro File Manager or ES File Explorer.
Step 2: I have installed ES File Explorer and would be explaining the method through it. Open ES File Explorer and browse to system folder. Here you will see a folder named Data. Click on it.
Step 3: Now, navigate to /misc/WiFi. Here, you will see a config file named wpa_supplicant.conf (for WPA-secured WiFi network) and wep_supplicant.conf (for WEP-secured WiFi network).
Step 4: Open the respective file using any text viewer. A text window will open in your screen like below screenshot.
Step 5: Here, all saved WiFi passwords are stored without decryption. Search for the respective SSID and psk. The psk entry is the saved password.
Thus, here you had successfully Recover/View Saved WiFi Password in Android Phones.
IMPORTANT: I have got complains from some people stating the data folder in their android phones is empty. It is due to their firmware privacy. Thus, they cannot Recover/View Saved WiFi Password in their android phones without rooting. To know, How to Recover/View Saved WiFi Password in rooted Android Phones, follow the below steps.
Steps to Recover/View Saved WiFi Password in rooted Android Phones:
Step 1: If the above method did not help you, then you need to root you android phone and install an app called WiFi Pass Recovery and Backup. It is a free, ad-supported app available at Play Store. You could also download it from here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ryanamaral.wifi.passwords&hl=en .
Step 2: Install it and it will retrieve/recover Saved WiFi Password in Android Phones for you.
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