So you can display the WLAN password in Android

You want to read the password of the WLAN network conveniently with the mobile phone? With the Bordmitteln does not allow Android. But with a ...

WLAN password in Android

Hr want to read the password of the WLAN network conveniently with the mobile phone? With the Bordmitteln does not allow Android. But with a rooted Android smartphone, the WLAN password can be read out later. We will show you all the necessary steps.

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Do you want to simply display the password on your mobile phone without crawling behind the router? Or do you just have no way to read the WLAN password somewhere else? No problem: With root access, you can access the unencrypted conf file with the WLAN codes.

Tip: If you have the router in the apartment, you can also give your guests access to the WLAN without code: Pushes the WPS push button on the router and activates WPS Push on the Android smartphone, Password. IPhones do not have the feature.

Step number 1: Mobile phone

The file with the WLAN access is located in an area of the file system that is not accessible to you. Only with a rooted Android device you can see this area. How you rover your smartphone, you will find in our overview article.

How to root Android Phones: The Complete guide

Step # 2: Call the root directory

Find a file manager that displays root content. Our example works with Amaze. The preinstalled file explorer of CyanogenMod could not open the conf file as a text file and was thus unsuitable.

Install Amaze File Manager

First, you must authorize the file explorer to open the root directory. The setting is located at the bottom of the app settings. Then go in the directory tree the following way: data> misc> wifi. In this folder, find the file wpa_supplicant.conf. This file contains all networks in the plaintext. The WLAN passwords are also displayed clearly.

WLAN password
And there is the WLAN password / © CoolAndroidTips

Alternative: Display WLAN password by app

The WiFi Key Recovery app can display your stored wireless passwords, assuming root privileges. Thus, it is superior to the normal WLAN administration household, which we keep in the screenshots for comparison.

WLAN password is displayed
The WLAN password is displayed only with the root app (left). / © CoolAndroidTips

Install WiFi Key Recovery (needs root)

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