This article covers how to locate Wi-Fi password in iOS 16 and share it with others, from an iPhone running iOS 11 to iOS 15 on the device. Additionally, it offers ways to locate an iPhone password on your Mac.
On an iPhone, how to Find a Wi-Fi Password (iOS 16)
The procedures below may be used to locate the password on an iPhone running iOS 16:
- On your phone, go to Settings.
- Click Wi-Fi.
- The network you’re using is tapped.
- Select Password. Verifying your identity using Touch ID, Face ID, or a passcode would be best.
- Wi-Fi Password Sharing on iOS 11 to iOS 15
There is a simple method to give a buddy access to your Wi-Fi password even if you can’t look it up on your iPhone. Sharing a Wi-Fi password takes a few simple steps if you’re using iOS 11 or later (this also works on Macs running macOS High Sierra (10.13) or above).
There are a few prerequisites you must fulfil to utilize this feature:
- The iOS version on both smartphones must be 11 or later.
- Your Contacts app has to have your friend’s Apple ID.
- Your gadget and your friend’s device need Bluetooth turned on.
Now that those conditions have been satisfied, you must:
- Hold your iPhone close to the iPhone of your buddy (or iPad). To utilize this function, the devices must be physically near one another.
- Your buddy should attempt to join the Wi-Fi network whose password you wish to share using their iPhone.
- Your iPhone screen’s Share Your Wi-Fi window appears at the bottom. Select Share Password.
- Your iPhone will transmit your Wi-Fi password to your friend’s iPhone, which will join your Wi-Fi network.
- Tap Done on your iPhone.
How to Locate Your Personal Hotspot’s Wi-Fi Password
If you utilize Personal Hotspot, you have more choices.
With the iOS’s Personal Hotspot function, you may use Wi-Fi to connect other nearby devices to your iPhone’s cellular internet connection. In such a situation, any nearby individuals who want to connect to Wi-Fi using their iPhone need their Personal Hotspot password.
Your iPhone is your home’s Wi-Fi router when you utilize your Personal Hotspot. Consequently, locating your Personal Hotspot password is simple, and carry out these actions.
- On your iPhone, tap Settings.
- Click Personal Hotspot.
- Look at the Wi-Fi Password drop-down option. This is your Personal Hotspot password; please give it to folks who wish to use Wi-Fi to access your iPhone.
- iOS’s unique hotspot password
How to View a Wi-Fi Password on a Mac Using iCloud Keychain
Your iPhone likely has a ton of stored passwords for websites, applications, and Wi-Fi networks, even if you are unaware of it. These passwords are maintained in the Keychain, a tool that keeps track of your login details and makes it easier for you by automatically filling them out of login fields.
On a Mac, use iCloud Keychain to find the Wireless network key.
On a Mac, you may use iCloud Keychain to store and access Wi-Fi passwords. Like Keychain, iCloud Keychain keeps usernames in your iCloud account instead of on your Mac or iPhone. You may sync your iCloud-compatible devices with your saved login information. Therefore, a Wi-Fi password stored on your iPhone may be seen on a Mac. This is how:
Make sure iCloud Keychain is turned on for your iPhone first.
- To launch the Settings app, tap it.
- To access your profile, choose your name from the menu at the top of the Settings page.
- Click iCloud.
- Tap Keychain
- Turn on/green the iCloud Keychain slider.
- Your Keychain data might take some time to transfer to iCloud if this wasn’t previously enabled. The sync takes longer the more users and passwords you have.
- After that, go to System Preferences using the Apple menu in the top-right corner of your Mac.
Remember that for this to function, both your Mac and iPhone must be logged into the same iCloud account.
Keychain’s checkbox should be selected. By doing this, iCloud Keychain is enabled, and the password from the iPhone will be synced to the Mac. This might take one or two minutes.
- Afterwards, launch the Keychain Access application on your Mac. By pressing Command+Space, you may use the Spotlight search function quickly and easily.
- After entering Keychain Access, press the Return key.
- Enter the name of the Wi-Fi network whose password you wish to access in the Search box.
- Double-click the Wi-Fi network that appears in the search results.
- The Show password option should be selected.
- In the new window that has appeared, type in the password you use to access your Mac.
- The Show password box displays the Wi-Fi network password.
How to Check the Router Settings for Your Wi-Fi Password
Going right to the source—your Wi-Fi router—is another option to utilize your iPhone to discover a Wi-Fi password. While this isn’t quite the same as looking up your iPhone’s Wi-Fi password, it provides you with the necessary details.
In this instance, you obtain the password directly from the Wi-Fi network. You may log into any Wi-Fi network and verify or modify settings, including the password. What you should do is:
Ascertain that your iPhone is linked to the Wi-Fi network whose password you wish to discover
- Select Settings.
- Click Wi-Fi.
- The Wi-Fi network name should have an I symbol next to it.
- Write down the number in the Router box (the router’s IP address). Although it might be anything different, it is likely something like 192.168.0.1.
- You may also copy the IP address by tapping and holding on it.
- Go to the IP address from the previous step in the web browser on your iPhone.
To log into your router, you will be prompted. You’ll need the username and password you established while configuring the router to log in as an administrator. I hope you recorded this someplace. It’s also conceivable that you left the default username and password unchanged (even if you really need not have!). If so, it can be anything as simple as admin/admin.
If you need assistance, Google “default password for [your Wi-Fi router model]”.
Each Wi-Fi router will have a different set of instructions for locating the Wi-Fi password after you’ve signed in, but if you check whether you’re looking for the Wi-Fi password or the name of the network, you’ll be heading in the right direction.
Where, exactly, is the password on my iPhone?
Unless your iPhone is jailbroken and running applications that enable you to do so explicitly, you can’t check a Wi-Fi network password directly on your iPhone. This is why even if you have the password stored in your Keychain, Apple only provides the choice up until iOS 15.
The iOS 16 does allow you to obtain the password for the Wi-Fi network you’re presently connected to, which is fantastic news. On your iPhone, you have a few more alternatives for seeking passwords.
FAQ about how to lock your iPhone’s screen when on the phone
How can an iPhone and an Android device share a Wi-Fi password?
Grab a QR code creator app, like Visual Codes for iOS, and generate a new code using your Wi-Fi network’s SSID, password, and security type. Connect to the network by scanning the code on the Android smartphone.
How can a Windows laptop and an iPhone share a Wi-Fi password?
On a Windows device, sharing Wi-Fi passwords is quite tricky. Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Connections to discover a stored Wi-Fi password. Wireless Properties under [Network Name]. To copy the password, click the Security tab and tick the Show characters box.
On an iPhone, how can you connect to Wi-Fi without a password?
Without the password, you can’t connect to a modem/router since the iPhone doesn’t support WPS. However, following the steps in this article, you may still share a Wi-Fi password with your iPhone using another iOS device.