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!
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.
Step #2. Next, toggle the switch next to Wi-Fi, if it’s not already.
Then, tap on the Wi-Fi network which you want to join.
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.
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.
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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