Wondering how to show a Wi-Fi password on Android? Maybe you're connected to a network where you forgot the password, or want to check the password for a friend's network so you can connect another device.

No matter the reason, we'll show you how to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android using a few different methods. Note that these only let you see the password for networks you've already connected to in the past.

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How to See Wi-Fi Passwords on Android Without Root

Starting in Android 10, you can now see the Wi-Fi passwords for your saved networks without a rooted device. Let's look at how to do this on stock Android 11—the process may look slightly different depending on your phone and Android version.

To view a Wi-Fi password on Android 10 or later, open Settings and head to Network & internet. Tap Wi-Fi and you'll see your current Wi-Fi network at the top of the list. Select it (or a past connection in Saved networks list below) to view options for the network.

On this page, select the Share button. You'll need to confirm your face/fingerprint, or enter your PIN code, to move on. Once you do, you'll see your network's Wi-Fi password listed below a QR code.

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If the password doesn't appear for some reason, you can scan the QR code on another device to add it to the network.

How to See Wi-Fi Passwords on Android 9 and Older

If you're running Android 9 or earlier, or your phone doesn't feature the above option, you'll need to turn to other methods to reveal your Wi-Fi password. Unfortunately, these methods all require a rooted Android device.

This is because the file that holds the Wi-Fi credentials for saved networks is in a protected directory of your phone's storage. You don't have permission to view the folder or the file within it unless you're rooted.

If you are rooted, you can head to /data/misc/wifi using a file explorer app that supports root browsing. Open wpa_supplicant.conf and you should see your network name (ssid) and its password (psk).

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In case this doesn't work, or you want to try another method, you can try using an Android Wi-Fi password viewer app like WiFi Password Viewer. These let you select a saved network to view the password.

They require root, and have mixed reviews, so your mileage may vary. If your phone encrypts the file containing Wi-Fi passwords, there's not much they can do.

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View Wi-Fi Passwords on Another Device

These are the two main methods to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Android. If you're not rooted and use Android 9 or earlier, your best bet is to check the Wi-Fi password on a desktop device instead. These make it a lot easier—see how to find Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 10 or how to view Wi-Fi passwords on a Mac for help.

In the future, you might consider using a password manager so you have your own record of important Wi-Fi passwords.

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