How to see passwords saved on Android

When you browse online from your Android smartphone or tablet , you usually save the passwords of the websites you visit, so you can access them later without having to re-enter your data. The same goes for Wi-Fi networks, of which you store all the access keys. But what if you need to know the login details for a specific website or a specific wireless network? I bet you don’t remember them, because you always leave everything to auto-fill in the browser.

So what to do in these cases? Don’t worry: if you’ve saved your login information every time, you can retrieve it so you can use it on other devices or other browsers as well. How? I’ll explain it to you shortly. In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you how to see the passwords saved on Android through the Google cloud save tool.

For the Wi-Fi networks to which you are logged in, however, I can recommend some methods to verify the stored passwords and recommend some apps that can be right for you, in the event that you want to store them in a database other than the one offered. from Google. Find everything explained below. Happy reading and good luck for everything!

Index

  • How to see passwords saved on Android
  • How to see Wifi passwords saved on Android
  • How to delete saved passwords on Android

How to see passwords saved on Android

Android smartphones and tablets with Google services use a feature, called Smart Lock , to automatically log into websites and apps. The option should already be active when you connect a Google account to the device but, in case you are not sure, you can check it through the appropriate section in the Android Settings .

Then start the Settings app that you find on the home screen or in the app menu and select the items Google> Smart Lock for password from the screen that opens; or, if you don’t find the menu in question, try the path Google> Autofill . In the section that you now see, check that the Smart Lock for password option is set to ON or that the switch next to the item Use Google Autofill is activated .

If so, you will be able to view all the access credentials on which you have given positive confirmation from time to time for their storage; otherwise, you could still proceed to read the next lines, to find out if there are older data stored before its deactivation or those of other devices to which you have associated the same Google account.

In the screen that opens, locate the Saved passwords section and tap on the blue wording Google Account or, alternatively, press directly on the Password item . You will be directed to a web page where you can enter your Google account login credentials . Alternatively, you can open the browser on your smartphone, tablet or even your computer and go to the Google Password Manager web page .

Now scroll through the Password Manager screen: you will find a list of domains for which login credentials have been saved. When you have identified what you are looking for, press on the relevant domain , if required enter the code to unlock the phone and press the eye icon to view the password you need.

This section can also be reached via Google Chrome for Android . To proceed, start the app and tap the icon with the ⋮ symbol at the top right. In the context menu, select the Settings> Password items , to access the management area of ​​the credentials saved on Google Chrome.

In the Password area you can consult the list of websites for which access data has been saved. Tap on one of these to access the detailed sheet. Then press the eye icon that you find under the word Password to see the password associated with the username of the Web service account you selected.

You can use the Copy shortcut key (icon with two-sheet symbol) on the right to copy data such as username and password from time to time and use them in other apps.

How to see Wifi passwords saved on Android

If your intent is to find the password you used to access a Wi-Fi network, there are several methods I can recommend. First I’ll explain how to see the Wifi passwords saved on Android no root , therefore without using root permissions , which could somehow damage the phone or go beyond the warranty.

To proceed then tap on the Settings icon on the home screen of your device then tap on Networks and Internet> Wi-Fi , then tap on the name of the network you want information about and tap on the word Share . At this point you should see a QR code and below it the password of the Wi-Fi in question.

In case you do not see the password you can use a “trick”: photograph the QR code with another device to read the information in clear text or take a screenshot , upload it to this website , press the camera icon and the button Select file , select the screenshot just made and below the image will pop the password you need next to the item P: . For more info I leave you to my specific guide on how to see the phone’s Wi-Fi password without root .

Alternatively, if the methods described above do not work, I can recommend an open source app that requires, however, the use of root permissions : Wifi Password , which can be downloaded for free from the Android Play Store (or from the alternative stores for smartphones that do not use Google services).

This application allows you to access the system files in which the access data to the Wi-Fi networks saved on the device are stored. If you are interested in its use, download the app via the link I provided and press the Install button , wait a few moments and then press the Open button .

Now wait a few seconds for all the Wi-Fi passwords stored on the Android device to be shown. By tapping on the Wi-Fi network of your interest, you will be shown a small screen through which you can copy the password ( Copy password ), or create a QR code to quickly share data with another device ( Generate QR code ), get additional information and share the password directly with your contacts.

How to delete saved passwords on Android

Do you want to delete a specific password of an app saved on your Android device? Then, in that case, you can act through the app itself. However, please note that it is not possible to delete the password stored in the default Google apps associated with the system account such as Gmail , Google Maps and so on. Then to proceed start the app by tapping on it and log out , for example by opening the main menu of options, or by pressing the icon related to your profile and then on the item Exit .

Once this is done, once you reach the login screen, remove the check mark next to the Remember me item or click on the Remove password option . Unfortunately, I cannot provide you with more detailed information as each app has its own function. However, you can find some useful tips in my guide on how to clear passwords stored in apps where there is a small list of the main apps.

Alternatively, you can follow the steps I indicated above and delete the passwords you do not wish to have saved, perhaps for security reasons, from your Google Smart Lock Password Manager . All you have to do, once you reach the password collection screen, is to tap on the domain related to the site whose password you want to remove and press the Delete button . If you want to delete them all you can proceed by deleting them one by one with the method just seen.

 

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