If you wanted to share your Wi-Fi password on iOS 15, you had to write it down or access router settings to see it unless you memorized it. There wasn’t any way to see passwords. Luckily, this is different on iOS 16. You can view the Wi-Fi password on your iPhone now with Face ID (Touch ID or passcode). This approach is not ideal, as many of us would prefer having a QR code for quick password sharing, but it’s a step forward. Learn how to reveal your Wi-Fi password on iOS 16 below.
Can you reveal a Wi-Fi password on an iPhone?
With iOS 16, you can finally reveal the password of a Wi-Fi network. You can only see the password of the current network (or local active networks you have access to) and not all saved networks you’ve previously used. Still, this makes password sharing much more straightforward, especially if you have a string of random alphanumeric values as your WPA/WPA2/WPA3 security type. No one is going to remember that by heart. You can copy the password values and share the password that way. Much simpler than what users had to do on iOS 15 and earlier.
Here’s how to reveal your Wi-Fi password on your iPhone:
- Open Settings.
- Select Wi-Fi.
- Tap the “i” icon next to the SSID (network name).
- Tap Password.
- Use Face ID, Touch ID, or a Passcode to access to reveal the password.
- You can copy the password and share it in various ways.
If you have multiple SSIDs in your proximity that you’ve connected to (under My Networks), you can check their passwords without connecting to them. It would be easier if you had something like a QR code to share your Wi-Fi password with others instantly, but maybe Apple will introduce this in some future releases. In the meanwhile, this is the best thing we have. And with that, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading, and feel free to share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions in the comments section below.