Last updated on 28th September, 2022
Since the rise of smart phones, it has been common practice to connect your Android phone to Wi-Fi networks at work, home, on campus, and several other locations. Though few people take notes or recall Wi-Fi passwords, your Android smart phone retains the password for every Wi-Fi network you’ve ever connected to. You’re probably shocked, aren’t you?
This is great news because in a step by step guide we are going to teach you how to gain access to the Wi-Fi Passwords kept on your phone, allowing you to connect your other devices such as iPhone, tablet, laptop, or desktop to the Wi-Fi network.
For users of Android 6 to 9:
You can only access the Wi-Fi password in plain text if the smartphone is rooted. But if the Wi-Fi network has a QR code, you would have to use Google Lens to scan first to retrieve the password with the following steps:
Step 1: Download , Install and launch Google Lens , or click the Lens button in Google.
Step 2: Select the QR code image from your photo library or gallery. Another alternative is “Search using your camera”
Step 3: Once you’ve captured the QR code, hit the shutter button.
Step 4: Check the results to see the password in plain text and then connect to the network.
For Users running Android 10 and later:
Step 1: Open “Settings” then go to “Wi-Fi” option on your mobile device.
Step 2: Select one of the multiple networks saved on your Android smartphone or the network you are currently connected to.
Step 3: You’ll see a QR code there. Select “Share” from the menu.
Step 4: If there’s a security setup on your phone, you will be prompted to enter your password or PIN or to have your face or fingerprint scanned.
Step 5: When you’re done, you’ll find the password written out in plain language underneath the QR code.
Step: To connect another device to the Wi-Fi network, either input the password on that device or scan the QR code.