How to see saved wifi password in android without root

This simple and straight forward process will help you to find your saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Android phone without root privileges.

If you are one of those guys who deal with a number of WiFi connections, it is not possible to remember all the passwords. Sadly, there are no direct ways to see wifi password on android also. But if you think finding WiFi password on Android is a hard nut to crack, you are wrong. You can do it as a walk in the park.

There are all types of senseless methods on the internet which requires your device to be rooted for implementation of this method. Believe me, it’s possible to see a saved Wi-Fi password on Android without root privileges. So, don’t go for their senseless advice. 


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Let’s Begin!!  To see saved WiFi password in android without root privileges. 

  1. Download and install ES File Explorer on your device if not pre-installed.
  2. Run the app and Goto system folder in it.
  3. Go to device folder <<data.view-wifi-password-android-without-root
  4. Go to misc<<Wifi.
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    Go to misc folder after that wifi folder.

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  5. Tap on wpa_supplicant.conf to view the list of all the wifi source remembered by your Android smartphone/tablet .See-wifi-password-android-TechnicalDiary

If you are stuck anywhere feel free to ask questions in comments, where many readers and our team will hang out you to help each other.

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84 Responses

  1. Amar says:

    I tried to know my saved wifi password by ES file explorer but in msic folder shows empty i use lfy wind 7 with Android 5.1.1 what to do

  2. Anonymouse says:

    Your phone must be rooted to view the hidden misc files

  3. Bradley Shelledy says:

    I’ve got a galaxy s7 and so the data folder has nothing into it.

  4. nicole says:

    Sir it work ill try but i see all empty please help me

  5. Imi says:

    🐂💨💩. It doesnt work. Are you advertising this application ?

  6. AndrOs says:

    Search for my app
    Wifi tools & password agenda – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apps.beast.wifitools

    Easy and fast wifi password checking. No need for root. You can also export all your passwords to be auto imported by another device or same device after factory reset, or back up as simple text file.

    • Catharine says:

      It didn’t show my password which is saved but hidden. The fine print on the app may give that warning when it says the app will not “retrieve or display wifi passwords saved using the default android wifi manager without root access. But it can still save and restore new entries without root.”

  7. Ranjit Ghimire says:

    what the hell…. it doesn’t work….

  8. Ruby says:

    Can’t find any misc folder 🤔 need help please

  9. Jay says:

    I got a newer version to the file can you update your pics or something please am lost

  10. Alisha says:

    I found misc.. . Bt inside it only one document name project configuration. No wifi folder. What to do?

  11. Gorge says:

    Is rooting mandatoryfor this kind of work?

    • Glenn says:

      Yes,I can’t find data file after download the ES,it shou been root, its coincidence if the guy(eassy mentioned) success get password

  12. Alex says:

    I’m stuck. I install Es file explorer then open it. Next i go to device, select data and no information appears. It’s blank. What should I do?

  13. Masud says:

    They want the root permissions to enter this folder

  14. Jessie Ray Munroe says:

    I can’t find data folder for show wifi password in public school in Sam sung galaxy s8.

  15. Kamal says:

    There is no system folder….how to do these all???
    Iam confused…plz help.

  16. Ranadeep says:

    Its work only in rooted phones

  17. Austin Jose says:

    Hello
    Does it works for my Asus Zenphone 2 ?
    I tried in my old Galaxy phone and it works like a charm.

    Thanks

  18. Daniel says:

    Data shows”Empty Folder” when using ES File Explorer.using android version 6.0.
    Software version H81220x. LG G4.
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you for your work.

  19. Usama says:

    There is no data folder in my device

  20. User says:

    /system/etc/data/wpa_supplicant.conf

  21. Adrian says:

    When i click “data” its empty

  22. prasenjit says:

    How to see saved wifi password in samsung Tizen Z3 without root

  23. prasenjit says:

    Samsung Tizen Z3 find wifi
    password plz help me
    This method

  24. Safi says:

    There is nothing in misc folder . please help me
    . with another method

  25. parul says:

    Data folder is empty.. Nothing is there

  26. Kiran says:

    i am not getting password related information
    can u help me

  27. Satinder says:

    I cannot see any misc file pls Help…! 🙂

  28. Saurabh says:

    It is not working.
    Data folder is empty.
    Please help.

  29. Ajay says:

    Am getting this at the end.

    update_config=1
    eapol_version=1
    ap_scan=1
    fast_reauth=1

    What’s my password

  30. Keith says:

    Samsung Note 2: I have no system folder.

  31. jason says:

    What if u have a Samsung and u get on the app but in data there is two data but neither have misc

  32. Fasahat Lodhi says:

    hi thanks for the procedure i have android 5.1 and i need to the password of my wifi i done the procedure as yo demonstrate but after the ES file Explorer download i went in the system file but i cant see any Data file …plz help

  33. bibhu says:

    Now files are found after device and data

  34. bibhu says:

    Now files are found after device and data

  35. Seifeddine sghaier says:

    I found the file but I couldn’t open it with any app (due to access problem) Please heelpp !

  36. amankumar says:

    Hi in my device there is no folder in device folder named misc I read your article about how to see WiFi password stored in device . But it is interesting to read it .thanks

  37. Mumim says:

    It is showing me crypted password plz help such as(69zf863fgd…..etc)

  38. Aman says:

    What version of ES is shown in the screenshots?

  39. eyjey says:

    NO WIFI PASSWORD INDICAE IN WPA_SUPPLICANT.CONF !

  40. eyjey says:

    no password in indicate in wpa_supplicant.conf

  41. David says:

    Not working this method in my phone, rooted is need…..

  42. Aneex says:

    system folder ten data after there is empty not showing misc , wifi, wpa supplicant

  43. Hamza says:

    In my smartphone, when i open that file WPA_supplicant.config, it doesn’t show any passcodes, but rather the device info.

  44. Majeed says:

    Can’t find the folder
    It probably needs root access aftet the security updates

  45. ogc nice shirt says:

    great blog!

  46. Shiva says:

    system folder ten data after there is empty not showing misc , wifi, wpa supplicant

  47. wan says:

    such a prick…i search how to know my wifi password without need of rooting…come to this page…turn out need to root…demmit
    ..waste of time…beter close your tread..by..missleading …

  48. Haribol says:

    Didnot show any thing

  49. Jade says:

    I have no misc folder, what am I doing wrong?

  50. Venkatesh Rambha says:

    Go to data on ex file manager and click the required thing (wpa_supplicant.conf) in search box then u will get it directly ….

  51. Divya says:

    I don’t find WiFi folder in the misc folder..
    What am I suppose to do?

  52. Ronak says:

    What is the meanig of root?

  53. Naresh says:

    It won’t work unless your device is rooted.

  54. sathishkumar says:

    can’t enter into data/misc/WPA_supplicant.conf without root access

  55. JeeT says:

    Tere is all thing but when i’m open data then show empty folder ….
    Why?

  56. Twiggy says:

    An inltilegent point of view, well expressed! Thanks!

  57. Jimbo says:

    A minute saved is a minute eadren, and this saved hours!

  58. S.Satya says:

    Isn’t it a security threat? What if someone else saw mine?

  59. Sartaj Singh says:

    How to make my wifi security stronger?

    • Kanit says:

      Use wpa 2psk and disable or lock your wps if you have one and use a long password which should not be a dictionary word.

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