How to Check Passwords for Wi-Fi Networks You’ve Connected Your Device To

by Irvin Carter

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.

You may also like

Wavy trends black background
We are dedicated to giving you the latest Tech Hacks with sortable collections of entertainment, infographics, life hacks, tips and tricks, movies and news that can provide a daily dose of current events from around the Globe 🌍


Latest Posts

©2023 WavyTrends | All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Webchef

Adblock Detected

Please support us by disabling your AdBlocker extension from your browsers for our website.