GUIDE: How to check your Wi-Fi Password on iPhone and iPad?

Whenever you connect to a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone, the password is saved on your device so that the next time when you’re around, your device will be automatically connected to the Internet. Still, there’s no chance to go into Settings and check these saved Wi-Fi passwords which would be beneficial to share with anyone else that wants to connect to the Wi-Fi connection and doesn’t know the password. Because of iOS 16, you’ll finally be able to view and share all your saved Wi-Fi Connection passwords on your iPhone and iPad.

The latest feature wasn’t mentioned directly at Apple WWDC 2022 Conference event, but it is available within the iOS 16 Developer Beta version. Apart from this exclusive feature, other significant features were also addressed at the WWDC Event like the all-new lock screen customization feature, enhanced and improved iMessage app, and many more features were announced on the event. As these features are currently in their development phase, most of the users won’t have direct access to them until they launch the public release version of iOS 16 (which will be launched later this year).

Apple has previewed the all-new iOS 16 with iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9, and also confirmed the launch date of the public betas version of these Operating Systems which will be available through the company’s testing website in July. Here’s what you will learn:

Why We Need To Check Wi-Fi Password in iOS

If you own an iPhone device, then you know the struggle and hardships of sharing Wi-Fi passwords when one of your family members or friend visits your house. Although your phone is connected to the Wi-Fi network, you’ll still need to look for the Wi-Fi Password on the backside of the Wi-Fi router or on an old piece of paper where you’ve written the password. Now, with the latest update of iOS 16, those struggle days are over as you can view the Wi-Fi password easily on this iOS version.

The Ios 16 latest update includes a series of high-quality features and enhancements which makes your iPhone a more enjoyable experience and one of those little improvements in the access to Wi-Fi passwords for the Wi-Fi network you’re currently connected to. If you’re at your friend or family member’s house and don’t know the WI-Fi Password, even if you’ve connected to it before, there’s no chance to view the password again in iOS 15.

Well, until now there was no other way to view the Wi-Fi password on iPhone while connected to a Wi-Fi network. This is because the iPhone didn’t show or display the Wi-Fi security password anywhere in the Settings. But now, this system is going to change in iOS 16. Ultimately, with iOS 16, they’ve removed this long-standing limitation by allowing the users to find and handle Wi-Fi passwords instantly on iPhone or iPad devices.

With iOS 16, if you want to share your Wi-Fi password with anyone, all you have to do is find the connected Wi-Fi connection in your Settings and click on the New Password option which appears on the screen. You can then copy and paste the password and sent it to other users through email, text messages, etc.

Supported iPhones & iPads:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
  • iPad Pro (All models)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad (5th generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)

How To Check Your Saved Wi-Fi Password On The Latest iOS 16?

For this to work, you must either be connected to a Wi-Fi network or have been connected to it formerly and also be close enough to the Wi-Fi Router for the network to appear in your Settings app. If you fulfill the conditions which we’ve stated here, then open the Settings app on your iPhone which should be running on iOS 16, and follow the given steps properly –

  • Go to the Wi-Fi option in the Settings app.
  • Find the Wi-Fi network for which you want the password and after that, click on the Blue-colored info icon (denoted with the “i” sign) which is present to the right side of the connected Wi-Fi Network. 
  • Now, click on the Password option and then use Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode to view the password of your connected Wi-Fi network.
  • Lastly, press the Copy button to save the password to your clipboard.

Conclusion:

Now, you can simply paste the password of your connected Wi-Fi password into a text message or email and share it with anyone with whom you want to share or even tell them the password.

That’s all for now. I will be back soon with another interesting update. Keep visiting HiTricks. Don’t forget to join our Telegram Channel for getting the latest tech updates.

Anuj Kumar

Anuj Kumar

Anuj is a passionate blogger from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. Currently pursuing B.sc in Programming and Data Science from IIT Madras. Apart from being an avid learner and a tech enthusiast, he loves playing PC Games and likes to keep himself updated with the latest trends in the tech industry.

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