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Have you forgotten the password to a wireless (WiFi) network saved on your Android phone or tablet? This is a big downer, especially if you’ve saved passwords to multiple networks like your school, library or workplace and can’t easily get them again.
The problem with saved WiFi network passwords is that you can’t view them once they have been entered. There is no way to retrieve them either if you accidentally forget a network. The only way to make sure you don’t lose your saved WiFi passwords is to back them up when you can, and today we’re going to tell you how to view saved WiFi passwords on your Android phone or tablet and then back them up.
To begin with, you will need a rooted Android device because any app you use to retrieve a saved password will need to access data which isn’t available without root. So, if you don’t have a rooted device, you’re out of luck until you root it.
If you have a rooted Android you will simply need to download the app we have listed below and run it to view all saved passwords on your device. While there are several apps on the Play Store, you can’t really trust them because most of them are fake and don’t work.
The screenshot above is from the WiFi Key Recovery app and shows all the saved WiFi networks, with the SSID labels showing their names and the psk labels showing the passwords. You can download the WiFi Key Recovery app from the Play Store using the link below.
We have personally tested the WiFi Key Recovery app and it works perfectly as long as your device is rooted. You can view all the saved passwords and also email them to yourself or share them via any connected services on your device.
If you run into any issues please feel free to comment below and we will do our best to help you recover saved WiFi passwords from your Android and back them up.
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