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How to find a Wi-Fi password on Android

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Finding a Wi-Fi password for a network you've already joined on your Android phone may seem daunting, but it's easy as long as your phone is running Android 10 or later.

Whether you need the Wi-Fi password for yourself or are trying to share it with friends or family, here's the fastest method for finding a Wi-Fi password for any network you've previously joined on your Android phone. 

How to find a Wi-Fi password on an Android phone

As long as you are running Android 10 or later, these instructions will allow you to find or share the password for any Wi-Fi network you have previously joined. 

  • Swipe down from the top of your screen to reveal the Quick Settings.
  • Long press on the Wi-Fi icon.
  • Tap on Saved networks.
    • If you want the password for the Wi-Fi network you are currently on just tap the Gear Icon to the right of it and skip the next step.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network that you want to view the password for.
  • Tap Share.
  • The password is displayed in plain text below the QR code.

Steps for how to find a Wi-Fi password on Android

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How to share a Wi-Fi password on an Android phone

As you probably guessed from the above instructions, the steps for sharing a Wi-Fi password are identical except for the last step.

  • Swipe down from the top of your screen to reveal the Quick Settings.
  • Long press on the Wi-Fi icon.
  • Tap on Saved networks.
    • If you want to share the Wi-Fi network you are currently on just tap the Gear Icon to the right of it and skip the next step.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network that you want to view the password for.
  • Tap Share.
  • Allow your friend or family member to scan the QR code or enter the plain text password.
Sean Riley

Sean Riley has been covering tech professionally for over a decade now. Most of that time was as a freelancer covering varied topics including phones, wearables, tablets, smart home devices, laptops, AR, VR, mobile payments, fintech, and more.  Sean is the resident mobile expert at Laptop Mag, specializing in phones and wearables, you'll find plenty of news, reviews, how-to, and opinion pieces on these subjects from him here. But Laptop Mag has also proven a perfect fit for that broad range of interests with reviews and news on the latest laptops, VR games, and computer accessories along with coverage on everything from NFTs to cybersecurity and more.