We all know that before Android 10, we were not able to see the saved Wi-Fi passwords. But you can do that now, and it’s straightforward. You can also share them, and we will teach you everything you need to know.
How to share WiFi passwords on Android 10
Before Android 10, it was a nightmare with the Wi-Fi passwords, but now you can simply see any Wi-Fi password for any network you have connected to before, and also share it via QR code. It’s helpful, especially when you have to deal with a long, complicated password. So here’s how to do it.
First, you need to go to Settings, and then to Network, and then to the Internet. Then you need to tap on Wi-Fi, right at the top of the menu, then select the Wi-Fi network that you want to see the password for. From there, you’ll get Forget and Share, and you need to press on Share.
They will ask you to verify your identity by a fingerprint sensor, or PIN or password, or facial recognition. There’s also a QR code for sharing the password. If you’re not using Android 10
If you currently have Android 9 or older, then things get tricky. You will have to write it down or write it from the back of the router. But with root access, things change.
First of all, you need to root your phone. To get the WiFi access code, you need to know that it is located in the area of file that’s accessible only to a rooted Android device. Not everyone can root their phone, and there are some disadvantages that you need to keep in mind. Make sure you are entirely on board before you start rooting your device.
There are more ways to see your WiFi password. After you root your device, you have to deal with two options. You can download an app an see your WiFi password, or you can go to the root directory. It’s faster with an app, though, but if you know a thing or two, you might enjoy finding the password by using a file manager.
Also, there are many such apps on the Google Play Store, but the app needs to also have the root privileges in order to function. WiFi Password Show, for example, is the perfect app for this matter. The bad reviews there are from people that probably didn’t know that they need to root their device first, so don’t be discouraged just yet.
Find the password in the root directory. Find a file manager that shows the root content. Amaze might be a good one. Make sure you authorize the file explorer before you open the root directory. You will find the option at the bottom of the app settings. Then go into the directory tree, to data, to misc, to WiFi. Then find the file named wpa_supplicant.conf. This is where you’ll find the WiFi password.