The home Wi-Fi network usually has a default password , it is usually really strong to prevent the entry of any intruder. Many tend to change it to remember it, since to use it in home devices it is best that it be easy to remember it and especially when entering it.
One of the many possibilities that the mobile phone gives us is to find the WiFi password on Android , just by having the connection saved. For this, it will not be necessary more than the terminal itself, although there are many applications available capable of revealing this information.
- 1 Be connected to a Wi-Fi network
- 2 View Wi-Fi password without being root
- 3 View the password as root
- 4 Using file explorer as root
- 5 Create a backup of your networks
Be connected to a Wi-Fi network
We tend to be connected to a Wi-Fi network most of the time , especially if we are at home, it is a stable connection and the battery consumption is less than being connected to a 4G / 5G connection. In addition, the download speed is usually higher, an important factor when installing apps or updating the device.
To connect to it we will need the password, either ours or if you go to the house of a relative or known person. For this, it is best to save the Wi-Fi password so that you do not have to enter it whenever you want to connect to that connection, although this is done by default, to be saved automatically.
It is usually recommended not to be connected to public Wi-Fi networks , especially to ensure the security of mobile information, since they are not usually secure. This network usually collects information, for this and other things it is best to continue connected to the mobile network of your operator, it is recommended if you have decided to connect for example to a Wi-Fi in a shopping center, not at all secure at any time .
View Wi-Fi password without being root
Users from Android version 10 onwards will be able to view saved Wi-Fi passwords without needing to be root. For this, it will be enough to share the Wi-Fi network through a QR code, in the code there is complete information, also the password and other important data.
The code can be scanned by any phone, either yours to get the password and information, as well as being able to share with other users. It is ideal if you want to pass it without having to enter the router , enter the access data and give the password, whether it is easy or not.
It is a process that is done as follows, it will change depending on the manufacturer, since some brands include an application that acts as a QR reader as standard:
- Access the Settings of your mobile device
- Inside Settings locate the WiFi connection and enter the connection in which you are connected
- Clicking on the image will show you at the top the QR generated from your automatic connection, showing all the information, status, signal strength, link speed, frequency and type of encryption
- Here there is the option to share the QR code directly by sending the image, a simple way, although you can also show it on the screen and use the camera sensor to obtain the key
- If you do not have an application that reads the QR code, in the Play Store you have apps such as QR and barcode reader, QR scanner, QR Droid and many more free
See the password as root
Mobile phones usually save all the information of the WiFi networks to which we have connected so far, being vital to avoid having to enter it every time we want to connect. Passwords are not usually kept safe, so it is best to always have them on hand.
It is possible to have to remember it, either for yourself or to share with another person, as root user it is easy to have the connection saved. If you are root, you will have access to all the passwords , so it is essential to know how to recover the keys.
Access to the keys will put the phone at risk , security is one of the key parts of any device today. You will be the administrator of the terminal, having access to all the options, essential if you want to recover the WiFi key and much more.
Use applications such as WiFi Key Recovery, for this you have to give root permission if you want to know the WiFi key and many other things. Then once recovered you will be able to share with those close to your environment, but remember to keep it safe.
Using file explorer as root
One of the ways to find the password is using a file explorer , here it will also be necessary to be root if you want to obtain it easily. As on other occasions, it is vital to use an application to access, in this case using the Root Browser, available in the Google store.
Root Browser: File Manager
Developer: JRummy Apps
Once you install “Root Browser”, open the browser and find the path data / misc / wifi, the file you will be looking specifically for is wpa.supplicant.conf.
Now open it with an editor to see the content , getting the key and thus being able to use it, either for yourself or share it with family and friends.
Create a backup of your networks
Finally, one of the most important ways to avoid having to search for the keys to WiFi networks is to create a backup copy of all of them. This will mean that the user, on the other hand, can recover them whenever he wants just by accessing the backup created.
The creation of the WiFi backup will be with the same mobile, not being necessary to download an application in the storage as it happens on other occasions. To carry out this process, do the following steps:
- On your phone, go to Settings
- In Settings go to System and then to the option “Backup”
- Click on “Device settings” and see that it also creates the backup copy of the WiFi connection
- Confirm that the backup goes directly to Google Drive, free space that you have with your Gmail account