PF trendAug 31, 2022 11:34:29 AM IST
You might have connected your Android phone to multiple Wi-Fi networks at home, work, and elsewhere. Many times you may not have noted down the Wi-Fi password or saved it. But did you know that your phone saves all Wi-Fi passwords for easy access.
So if you want to connect your laptop or desktop to a Wi-Fi network saved on your Android phone, all you have to do is show the password on your phone and enter your system. If you don’t know how to view your Wi-Fi passwords on your Android phone, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get there:
For Android 10 and later users:
Step 1: Open “Settings” option on your mobile and go to “Wi-Fi”.
Step 2: Choose the network you are connected to or the one saved on your Android phone.
Step 3: A QR code will appear in front of you. Tap on the “Share” option.
Step 4: If you have a security setup, the phone will ask you to enter your password/PIN or scan your fingerprint or face.
Step 5: Once done, you will see the plaintext password under the QR code.
Step: You can either enter the password on another device to connect it to the Wi-Fi network or scan the QR code to get the same result.
For Android 6-9 users:
For people using Android 6-9, the Wi-Fi password is only visible in plain text if your device is rooted. However, if you received a QR code for the Wi-Fi network, you can scan it using Google Lens to view the password. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open the Google Lens app or tap the Lens icon in Google.
Step 2: Select the QR code image from your gallery. You can also opt for “Search with your camera”.
Step 3: Press the shutter button after focusing on the OR code.
Step 4: Extract the results to see the plain text password and connect to the network.
Did you find these steps helpful? Let us know in the comments.