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As surprising as it may seem, you can’t directly check up a Wi-Fi network password on your iPhone unless your iPhone has been jailbroken and is running applications that expressly allow you to do so.
You would expect to be able to check up your Wi-Fi password immediately on your iPhone, but Apple does not permit this. When it comes to finding a Wi-Fi password on iOS, there is simply no feature available, even if you have the password stored in your Keychain.
Fortunately, there are a few additional alternatives for seeking for passwords on your iPhone outside the built-in search function. Following that, the remainder of this post will explain what it means to share your Wi-Fi password without having to look it up and will present various choices for finding a password on your Mac.
However, although you may not be able to look up your Wi-Fi password on your iPhone, there is a simple method for sharing your password with a buddy. As long as both of your devices are running iOS 11 or above (this also works on Macs running macOS High Sierra (10.13) or higher), sharing a Wi-Fi password is as simple as following a few simple steps.
There are a few prerequisites that must be met in order to make use of this feature:
Both smartphones must be running iOS 11 or later to be compatible.
Your friend’s Apple ID must be saved in your Contacts app before you can use it.
Bluetooth must be enabled on both your device and your friend’s device in order for the connection to work.
Here’s what you need to do if you’ve satisfied all of the prerequisites.
Keep your iPhone in close proximity to your friend’s iPhone (or iPad). To make advantage of this function, the devices must be in close physical contact to one another.
It is recommended that your buddy attempt to join to the Wi-Fi network whose password you want to share using their iPhone.
The popup titled “Share Your Wi-Fi” appears at the bottom of your iPhone’s display screen. To share a password, choose Share Password.
Your Wi-Fi password will be communicated from your iPhone to your friend’s device, and their iPhone will then join to your Wi-Fi network as a result of the transmission.
On your iPhone, press the Done button.
With the iOS, you may share your iPhone’s cellular data connection with other nearby devices over Wi-Fi, allowing you to save money on data plans. In that instance, other persons in your immediate vicinity who wish to connect to Wi-Fi using your iPhone will just need your Personal Hotspot password to do so.
When you utilise Personal Hotspot, your iPhone acts as a Wi-Fi router in your house, allowing you to connect to the internet from anywhere. In such scenario, locating your Personal Hotspot password should be straightforward. Simply follow the instructions outlined below:
You may not be aware of it, but your iPhone is jam-packed with passwords that you have stored for websites, applications, and Wi-Fi networks that you frequent. Those passwords are maintained in the Keychain, which is a software that keeps track of your login credentials and assists you by automatically filling out login forms.
If you have a Mac, you can access Wi-Fi passwords with the iCloud Keychain application. In many ways, iCloud Keychain is identical to Keychain, with the exception that it keeps your usernames in your iCloud account instead of on your Mac or iPhone. Information about your login credentials that is saved in iCloud may be synchronised to your iCloud-compatible devices. In other words, a Wi-Fi password that you have stored on your iPhone may be accessed on a Mac. Here’s how it works:
Another method of locating a Wi-Fi password using your iPhone is to go directly to the source: your Wi-Fi router. However, although this isn’t exactly the same as locating the Wi-Fi password on your iPhone, it does provide the information you want.
In this situation, you’re going straight to the source, which in this case is the Wi-Fi router, in order to get the password. All Wi-Fi routers allow you to enter into their interface to verify and update settings such as the password, for example. Here’s what you should do.
Ascertain that your iPhone is linked to the Wi-Fi network whose password you want to discover using this method.
Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
Select Wi-Fi from the drop-down menu.
To connect to a Wi-Fi network, click the I symbol next to the network name.
Locate the Router field and make a note of the number that appears there (this is the IP address of the router). It is most likely something along the lines of 192.168.0.1, although it may be anything else.
Navigate to the IP address from the previous step using the web browser on your iPhone.
You’ll be prompted to log into your router at this point. The username and password you generated when you first set up the router will be required in order to login to it as an administrator. Hopefully, you have anything written down about this. In addition, it’s conceivable that you didn’t change the default username and password (which you should have done!). In such situation, it may be anything as basic as admin/admin or something more complicated.
Following your successful login to your router, each Wi-Fi router will have a slightly different set of procedures for locating the Wi-Fi password. Look for settings or the name of your Wi-Fi network to ensure you’re on the right road.
Download and install a QR code generator app, such as Visual Codes for iOS, and generate a new code that contains the SSID and password of your Wi-Fi network, as well as the security type. Scanning the code with the Android smartphone and connecting to the network are the next steps.
On a Windows device, there is no straightforward method to exchange Wi-Fi passwords. To locate a previously stored Wi-Fi password, go to Settings > Network & Internet and then to Network and Sharing Center > Connections: Wi-Fi. Wireless Properties may be found under [Network Name]. To copy the password, go to the Security tab and tick the box that says “Show characters.”
Because the iPhone does not support WPS, you will not be able to connect to a modem/router unless you know the password. However, following the methods in this article, you may still use another iOS device to share a Wi-Fi password with your iPhone.