When you enter a Wi-Fi password, your device remembers them indefinitely. But what happens when you need that password again? Your device remembers it, but for security reasons, it’s never going to share it willingly. Fortunately, there are ways to show your Wi-Fi password on Android. These methods do require a rooted device, as the configuration file that stores your Wi-Fi password is in a root-only drive.
How to Find Wi-Fi Password on Android Using ES File Explorer
The first method for finding your Wi-Fi passwords is an excellent app its own right, ES File Explorer. Now, this app isn’t specifically geared for obtaining a Wi-Fi password, but that’s a good thing. ES File Explorer is easily one of the best Android file browsers.
Open your Play Store app, and search for “ES File Explorer.” It should come right up.
Tap ES File Explorer File Manager, then tap Install.
Once you have it, launch ES File Explorer. The home screen it presents lists out your major directories. These are the media folders that you’d typically access on a regular basis.
Tap the stacked lines in the upper left corner of the screen to open the menu.
Scroll down through the menu. Tap Root Explorer to enable it.
You’ll be prompted to grant ES File Explorer root permissions. Accept.
Scroll up through the menu. Tap Local to open up the items below, then find and tap Device to access the root directory of your device.
Tap the data folder. From there, navigate to misc > wifi. The wifi folder contains a handful of items, including your Wi-Fi configuration. That’s the file containing your Wi-Fi password.
That file contains all of your Wi-Fi configuration information, so don’t mess with it unless you know what you’re doing. However, if you look under the “network” block, you’ll find an entry for “psk.” That’s your password.
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