How to Share Wi-Fi Password on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

Apple has made sharing Wi-Fi passwords in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra fast and more convenient. Follow this easy guide to get started with this new feature--"Share Your Wi-Fi"

Sharing passwords with friends from iPhone and iPad made super easy in iOS 11. For a change, you no longer need to manually enter Wi-Fi login details on your device to join a network that your friend is using. Thanks to a new feature called “Share Your Wi-Fi,” you can instantly share your Wi-Fi passwords from your iPhone to other iOS devices running iOS 11.

If your Mac has macOS High Sierra installed, you can share your Wi-Fi passwords to iOS devices as well. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi must be turned on both the corresponding devices to take advantage of this feature. Read on to find out how it works the right way!

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How to Share Wi-Fi Password on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

How to Share Wi-Fi Passwords in iOS 11 from iPhone and iPad

Note: Make sure Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on both the devices. Besides, they must be unlocked.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Now, tap on Wi-Fi.

Open Settings then Tap on Wi-Fi in iOS 11 on iPhone

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Step #2. Next, toggle the switch next to Wi-Fi, if it’s not already.

Turn On Wi-Fi in iOS 11 on iPhone

Then, tap on the Wi-Fi network which you want to join.

Tap on Wi-Fi Network in iOS 11 Settings on iPhone

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Step #3. Next up, you have to hold your device near the unlocked iOS device which has the password.

Step #4. Up next, you will get an alert on the device (which has the password).

On your another iOS device (with the password), you will get a prompt, “XXXX” would like to join your Wi-Fi network. “Do you want to send Wi-Fi password for Wi-Fi Network Name. Tap on Send Password. The moment you tap on Send, the passwords will be quickly entered into the other device.

Share Wi-Fi Passwords in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

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How to Share Wi-Fi Passwords from Mac running macOS High Sierra to iOS 11 Device

Step #1. Next, hold your device near the unlocked Mac.

Step #2. Now, on your Mac, you will see an alert “Share password for your Wi-Fi Name with iPhone (iPad.)” You will have two options: Decline or Share. Click on Share.

Share Wi-Fi Passwords from Mac running macOS High Sierra to iOS 11

Get Started!

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What do you think of this new feature in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra? Let us know your views in the comments below.

To me, it’s a highly user-friendly feature that has made sharing Wi-Fi passwords more convenient. From now onwards, if you wish to jump over to any Wi-Fi network that your friend is using, you will be able to make the switch instantly.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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