How to find saved Wifi password on Android device

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Find saved Wifi password on Android device

Learn how to find and view saved Wifi password on your Android device. Since the tutorial will require you to access the root folder of your system file, it is necessary to have a rooted Android device.

Your Android smartphones will store all the network information which you previously connected and saved. The information include the Wifi network (SSID), Wifi password (or psk), security type, and etc.

Note: Your Android device must be rooted first before you can proceed with below tutorial. If you are using Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, you can read this post on how to root your Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Or go here for tutorial to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100.

How to find saved Wifi password on Android device

Step 1: Install ES File Explorer from Play Store.

Step 2: Open ES File Explorer, open “Menu” and enable “Root Explorer”.

Step 3: Go to the root folder “/” of the system file.

Step 4: Select folder “data”.

Step 5: Select folder “misc”.

Step 6: Select folder “wifi”.

Step 7: Select file “wpa_supplicant.conf”.

Step 8: Select to open the file with ES Note Editor.

  • You will be able to find all of the networks detail. Look for the Wifi network (SSID) and the Wifi password (password/psk/wep_key0 – depend on the network security type)

Step 9: Once done, close the file without saving.

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