How To Retrieve Saved Passwords On Android

So, you’ve saved the password to your Android device. But now, when you need to put it on another device, you can’t remember it. Maybe you’re trying to change it and can’t recall it. And the autofill isn’t working or active, either.

These are all the situations that will put you in a pinch. Regardless, it is always a good idea to learn how to see your password. There are different ways.

Because there are different apps, IDs, and more. So, let’s cover everything and help you retrieve those passwords:

Can You Restore Deleted Passwords On Your Android Phone?

There’s no way in the world for you to retrieve deleted passwords. Once you remove them, even by mistake, you can’t retrieve them through Android.

But you can use other methods. Like the ‘Forgot Password’ option on most websites. They will send you a link to reset the password or an email with the password.

You can use those methods if you can’t remember and have deleted the saved password from android. Other than that, there’s no way.

Once you delete a password from Google, Chrome, or Android App, it will remain deleted.

With that being said, let’s begin with the instructions for which you’re here:

How To Retrieve Saved Passwords On Android?

  1. Finding Them On Your Phone
  2. Using The Built-In Password Tool (Samsung Pass)
  3. Using The Google Account
  4. Using The Google Chrome App
  5. Using Any Other Browser
  6. Finding The WiFi Password
  7. Exporting The Password

1. Finding Them On Your Phone

How To Retrieve Saved Passwords On Android

Let’s start with finding them on your smartphone. That’s the entire point. Now, think of this as a guideline to narrow your search.

  • First of all, decide where you want to look. There are different apps, like Google Account, Google Chrome, built-in password keeper, etc.
  • You have to determine where the password could be. After that, follow the instructions that correlate with it.
  • Now, you could have a Samsung Phone or another company’s smartphone. It doesn’t matter.
  • The Android OS is often the same. So, you can use these steps to continue forward.
  • First, go to the Settings of your device. For this, you will have to slide down or up, to open the system tray. It is the one with Android options.
  • Next, find the Settings option. It is usually the gear option.
  • If you have the latest Android version, you will have a search option in the settings. It is the magnifying glass in the top right corner.
  • Tap on it and search for Password.  It will show you the Passwords And Autofill section. Tap on it to access it.
  • If you don’t have the Search option, the Passwords And Autofill will be in General Management. Go to the General Management Settings and find that option.
  • Once you click on it, it will show you all the apps that store passwords. Usually, it will have a Google Account and Samsung Account if you use a Samsung phone.
  • Sometimes, it would also have another security tool, like Samsung Pass.
  • Either way, you can go ahead and click on any of the account options. 
  • Once you do that, it will show you all the saved passwords. Go ahead and select the website or app you want the password of.

This is a general go-to option. If you want something more specific, keep reaching ahead.

2. Using The Built-In Password Tool (Samsung Pass)

Samsung Pass access in an android phone

Many smartphones also come with built-in security tools. Samsung Pass is one of the easy-to-access tools. You have the quality and resilience of the Samsung Company.

You can also get other Password Organisers, or keepers, like the pass. These stores your password, and other personal data, like the bank, credit cards, etc.

  • You can access Samsung Pass (Or any other app) in the same way as the above-given option.
  • The Passwords And Autofill would most likely have that app in the list. If it doesn’t, then you will have to open the app.
  • Try not to use any unauthentic and insecure app. Stick to premium options like Samsung Pass.
  • Once in Passwords And Autofill Settings, you will see Samsung Pass in the list below Google.
  • Go ahead and click on the Gear Icon. It is also the settings one.
  • Samsung Pass will prompt you to provide credentials. It could be a biometric scan or providing a password. Go ahead and do it.
  • Once you do so, you will have access to all the information in the Samsung Pass.

3. Using The Google Account

passwords saved in google account

As you know from the first step, you can access your Google Account’s saved passwords in the settings. Once you click the Google option, it will ask you to choose the account.

Like Samsung Pass, it could ask you to provide a password and other credentials. Once done, you will be in. You can also do this from your Google App:

  • First, locate and launch the Google App on your phone.
  • In the top-right corner, click on your Account Icon. It will be your profile pic (whichever you have chosen).
  • Click on ‘Manage your Google Account.’
  • There will be a couple of tabs below your account’s email ID and name. For example, Home – Personal Info – Data and Privacy.
  • Click on Security.  Then scroll down until you find ‘Passwords Manage ‘under the ‘Signing in to other sites’ option.
  • You will find the list of passwords saved on your ID there. You can go ahead and view them.

4. Using The Google Chrome App

Google Chrome Password Manager App

Using the Google Chrome App is one of the easiest methods. It will show you the password saved on your browser and your browser’s ID. The browser’s ID is usually the Google account you connected it to. So, you can also use the above-given option.

Other than that, remember that Google Chrome’s passwords and data are encrypted. You can only access what is on your browser and ID. If you delete them, the data is gone forever.

  • Launch the Google Chrome browser on your Phone.
  • Click on the three dots in the top right corner.  Then tap on Settings.
  • You will see the Passwords option in the list of options available.
  • Once you click on it, you will see the list of all the websites it has saved the passwords for.
  • So, go ahead and find the one you are looking for.

5. Using Any Other Browser

Internet Browser Settings

Let’s assume that you’re not using any of the above-given assets. You’re using the built-in browser of your smartphone. It would be known as the ‘Internet’ app. Even they come with an option to save passwords for viewing later.


  • First, find this internet browser and launch it.
  • Next, click on the Menu button or the Settings of the browser. It could be three dots, three lines, or the gear icon.
  • Your passwords should be in the Personal Browsing Data section. Unless there’s a separate password keeper.
  • In there, you will find Usernames and Passwords.

6. Finding The WiFi Password

List of wifi connections

Retrieving a WiFi Password is entirely different from finding the saved ones. A WiFi Password could be stored in a notepad app or similar storage options.

  • For your router’s password, you will have to check the Admin controls.
  • First, visit the default IP of your router. In most cases, it is either or
  • You will need Admin login information. It is stored at the backside of your router device. If you don’t find it there, google your company’s router admin logins, and you will find it.
  • You will find a password there either in profile settings or security. It could also be named ‘Access Key’ or something similar.
  • Either way, moving on. You can use a built-in QR scanner on your phone to share your Wifi’s password with someone else.
  • All you need to do is visit the WiFi settings on your phone and see if there is a QR Code option. If there is, then you can share it.

What if you’re using Hotspot and want to share its password?

Well, Hotspot’s password will be in the Hotspot setting of your phone. You can share it from.

The default password of the Wifi, it could be auto-generated. So take care of that.

7. Exporting The Password

export password pop up on Google Chrome browser

Exporting the password will download a password list on your device. This feature is primarily available for Google Chrome Passwords. Ergo, you can download the ones supported on Chrome. Remember that it will be like saving a clipboard file, and that’s not entirely safe.

If you use Firefox or Safari web browsers, they also come with these features. But their passwords list might be accessed differently. 

  • First, open Chrome on your device and then go to the Chrome menu.
  • Select Passwords from the list and see if you can find all the passwords.
  • In the passwords tab, you will see three dots in the top right corner. Click on them.
  • It should show you an export option. If it is not there, you can individually select each password and see if they have an export option.
  • With that, you can download the entire list.

This method will work on any phone, including Samsung Galaxy. Those might come with a different set of preferences. But you can easily use the device’s settings app, Google, to find everything you need. 


Remember that you must click on that eye Icon to view the password. Sometimes password managers have saved logins separately. It could be in the folder, but there’s no need for you to access the folder.

Similarly, it is not a good idea to save passwords to clipboards. But, there is an option for Google Web Browser users to export passwords.

As mentioned, these solutions are for Android users. It isn’t for iPhone or PC users. You can use this for a tablet, as well. If you use the trash icon, you will delete the passwords.

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