Even with the integration of Facebook and Google+ on many websites, passwords are still just as important. Unless you use the simple and easy to hack passwords (which we’d advise you to avoid), it can be very easy to forget your password. The normal everyday password needs to be long and complicated, and it’s because of this that the risk of losing your password is just as high.
Many of the browsers on Android normally tend to save your passwords for you and allow auto login. In case you forget to set your browser to remember your password, you’ll be happy to know that there are ways to retrieve your password. You should note that there are different methods and we’ll try to cover them all. Let’s begin.
#1. Chrome Passwords
Chrome users will know or at least should be aware that the browser does give the user options to save passwords. This allows them to auto login on the sites in which the password was saved. If you use chrome, the procedure is simple. All you need to do is open the browser app, go to menu then settings and lastly saved passwords. This will provide you with a look of what passwords you have saved in the browser.
#2. WiFi Passwords
To view saved Wi-Fi passwords on android is a bit of a complicated procedure. You’ll need to download a 3rd party file explorer, we recommend ES File Explorer. You need to be familiar with the application, but all you need to do is to navigate to the root folder and go to a directory named “data”.
It’s there that you’ll navigate to the misc folder and finally to one named wifi. In this folder, you shall find a file named wpa_supplicant.conf. Opening this file will give you the information you need that is network SSID and their corresponding passwords. That’s it, get the information you need and you’ll be done.
Viewing passwords can be hard and easy at the same time depending on the password that you’re looking for. We should warn you though that saving passwords on your device (especially for Chrome users) does pose a security risk. We’d advise you to encrypt your phone or set a passcode or any form of extra security on your device to protect your information on the internet.