How To: See Passwords for Wi-Fi Networks You've Connected Your Android Device To

See Passwords for Wi-Fi Networks You've Connected Your Android Device To

Over the course of owning your Android device, you've probably connected to dozens of Wi-Fi networks. School, home, work, the gym, your friends' and family's houses, coffee shops—each time you typed in one of these Wi-Fi passwords, your Android device saved it for safekeeping and easy access in the future.

The only trouble here is that you can't view the saved Wi-Fi passwords that your device has stored. Perhaps you want to connect a second device to one of these networks, or you're with a friend who wants to log in to the same hotspot, but without a way to access the actual passwords that your device has stored, you're out of luck.

So developer Alexandros Schillings decided to remedy this issue with an app that allows you to view every Wi-Fi password that you've ever saved on your Android device. The app requires root access, but beyond that, it makes finding and sharing your stored Wi-Fi passwords incredibly easy.

Step 1: Install WiFi Key Recovery

Schillings' app is called WiFi Key Recovery, and it's available on the Google Play Store for free. Search the app by name to get it installed on your rooted device, or head directly to the install page at this link.

Step 2: Viewing Saved Wi-Fi Passwords

When you first launch WiFi Key Recovery, the app will ask for Superuser access. Tap "Grant" on the popup, then you'll be taken to a list containing all of the Wi-Fi networks that you've ever connected to, where each entry shows a password in the "psk" field.

If you've connected to many different Wi-Fi networks over the course of owning your Android device, your list may be quite long. If that's the case, you can search for a particular Wi-Fi network by using the "SSID Quicksearch" field.

Step 3: Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

If you need to share one of these passwords with another device, you have a few options. Start by tapping any entry in the list, then a small menu will pop up. This allows you to use Android's built-in sharing system to send either just the password, or the entire entry. There's also an option for sharing via QR code, but that requires that you install an additional app.

If you'd like to store this entire list for safekeeping, tap your device's hardware menu button (or the three-dot menu button in your software navigation bar). From here, choose "Export" to generate a text file with all of this information.

From here, you can use Android's share menu to send this file to another device, or you can simply tap "To SD" if you'd rather save a copy of this text file to your device's storage partition. And of course, if your list isn't too long, you can always take (and share) a screenshot.

What situations have you found yourself using WiFi Key Recovery in? Let us know in the comment section below, or drop us a line on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.

14 Comments

I haven't found any mods that will let you see your password without root, but I'll let you know if I ever come across one.

PLEASE HELP! I'd really appreciate it. :)
Doesn't work on lollipop. (5.0.1)
Seems encrypted. Here have a look.
"SSID: "A.S.Y"
psk: fe603dd8cbe949699b6b7abe1a8a06c7
Key MGMT: WPA-PSK"

ANOTHER ONE, incase.
"SSID: "wi-tribe wi-fi"
psk: 6124902ab87fc561a727b614a15544be
Key MGMT: WPA-PSK"

I'm having the same issue. Is anybody helping? All the passwords are encrypted the same way

How will i know the wifi password connected to my hone without rooter

Why on earth can we not just see our fucking password? I dont own a god damn pc anymore so now I am fucked or what. Not rooting my god damn phone either. .

I'm having the same issue. Is anybody helping? All the passwords are encrypted the same way.plz tell mw what can i do?? i tried both the app but there is nosolution.

hi,
i have tried many apps regarding wifi password recovery. but none worked for me.

all the applications are showing my password as some hex code like f0a930e602bb7ae40df946665b443611 instead of my original password

even i tried accessing the wpa suuplicant.conf file also. there also i am getting the same

there is a way to see password without root if default password of modem or router has not been changed

open your browser and go to 192.168.1.1(or 10.10.1.1) by checking your ip address then check which router do you have (tplink,dlink etc) and then check default password for your router from http://www.routerpasswords.com/

in my case it was admin and password was also admin
then go to wireless tab then security and then watch for password
or you can just use an app called default router for android without root

If you are connected to a WiFi you can use a trick .

open browser and go to 192.168.1.1 or 10.10.10.1 it will ask for password in my case it was admin:admin you can search google for default password for your router. after opening the link go to wireless => security => click here to display

or you can download an app called default router it also has feature to show you list of default pass for 1000's of router or just google it

Once Again.... 'root' access :-(

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