How to recover a saved Wi-Fi password on Android within minutes?

How to  recover a saved Wi-Fi password on Android within minutes?

Every now and then you end up with a blanked face when a friend visits your place and tries to connect to your Wi-Fi, while you cannot seem to recall the password, since most default passwords are a combination of letter and numbers.

While you feel rather helpless, you need to know that there are certain ways thanks to which you can retrieve the password within minutes, accessible via PC and rooted Android devices.

First up, let’s take a look at how it is done via PC.

1. On the desktop, look up the Wi-Fi signal present in the bottom-right corner of your screen, next to the time and date. Click on the icon, and a pop-up should appear where you ought to click “Open Network and Sharing Center.”

2. The center should open and under your active networks, you should see the Wi-Fi you are connected to. Click, and a new window, named Wi-Fi Status would open.

3. In the window, click on the Wirless Properties button, and you should land at another window, the last one.

4. A new window, named TitanGate Wirless Network Properties would open, featuring two tabs; connection, and security. Choose the latter, and you should land on the screen from where you can retrieve your password.

5. The network security key holds your password, although it is hidden, showing asterisks. Check the show characters box, and you are done.

In case you happen to have the Wi-Fi saved on your Android device only, and not your PC, you could still retrieve it without having to worry much. However, you need to have a rooted device to be able to retrieve your password. If you happen to have one, follow these simple steps, and you should be able to get the job done with ease.

1. Make your way to the Google Play Store, and get your hands on any root explorer. If you wish to go by our word, we suggest you download Root Browser which is available for free.

2. Once the installation completes, open the app and you should be exposed to a list of folders.

3. Head to data > misc. > Wi-Fi.

4. In the Wi-Fi folder, look up, and open the file named “wpa_supplicant.conf”

5. When prompted, choose the RB Text Editor to view the file.

6. In the following screen, you would be exposed to cryptic codes, where you ought to look out for the Wi-Fi.

7. It should be under “network={“ with the ssid signifying the Wi-Fi you are connected to, and the psk being the password.


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