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How to find Wi-Fi passwords on iPhone or iPad (2024 Guide)

Sharing your Wi-Fi password with another Apple device user is easy, but the same isn’t true with non-Apple users, especially if you can’t recall the password. Fortunately, Apple has made it easy to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on iPhones running on iOS 16 or above.

In this guide, we’ll show you a few ways to find your Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone, along with some workarounds you can use if your iPhone doesn’t support iOS 16.

How to find Wi-Fi passwords on an iPhone in iOS 17

To find saved Wi-Fi passwords in iOS 17, you need to follow a few simple steps. You can also use the steps to see Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone running on iOS 16.

  1. Open the Settings app and head to Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the i (Info) button next to the saved Wi-Fi network you want to view the password of.
  3. Tap on Password and authenticate with your Face ID to reveal the password.
  4. Hit the Copy button to copy the password to your clipboard and save it in your favorite iOS note-taking app.
Steps to find Wi-Fi password in iPhone Settings

How to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on an iPhone running on iOS 15 or below

As mentioned above, you can only view the passwords of saved Wi-Fi networks on your iPhone if it’s running on iOS 16 or above. If it isn’t, you’ll have to use the Keychain Access feature on your Mac to find the Wi-Fi password. Mind you, you need to be signed in with the same Apple ID on both your iPhone and Mac for this method to work.

Alternatively, if your iPhone doesn’t support iOS 16, nor do you own a Mac, you can head to your router’s admin page to find the password for your Wi-Fi network.

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone and go to Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the i button next to the saved Wi-Fi network you want to find the password of.
  3. Scroll down and copy the IP address next to Router.
  4. Launch the Safari browser, enter the copied IP address in the search field, and tap Go.
  5. Enter the username and password for your router. Unless you’ve changed them, you’ll have to use the default username and password, which you can find at the back of your router.

    Router ip in iphone wi fi settings
  6. Finally, depending on your router’s manufacturer, navigate the page to find wireless settings. You can usually find them on the WLAN, Wireless, or similar tab on your router’s admin page.

How to share Wi-Fi passwords from your iPhone

Once you’ve found the password to your Wi-Fi network, you can copy and share it as text with non-iPhone users or note it down for future needs.

While copying and sharing the password isn’t a complex process, you can also download and install the Share Wi-Fi password shortcut to generate a QR code containing your Wi-Fi password. This way, you can share the Wi-Fi password from an iPhone to Android, similar to how it’s done on an Android phone.

Stay connected

Forgetting Wi-Fi passwords isn’t uncommon. However, with the right steps and knowledge, you can easily find the forgotten passwords of the saved Wi-Fi networks on your iPhone.

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  • Vikhyat Rishi

    Vikhyat has a bachelor's degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering and over five years of writing experience. His passion for technology and Apple products led him to the tech writing space, where he specializes in writing App features, How-to guides, and troubleshooting guides for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on his MacBook Pro, he loves exploring the real world.

  • Yash Wate

    Yash is a tech journalist and writer based in India. He has five years of experience writing features, how-tos, and reviews for various online publications. As an editor at iGeeksBlog, Yash's job is to ensure the articles are polished and suitable for publication. You can also read his work on How-To Geek, MakeUseOf, and TechPP.

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