Both iOS and iPadOS allow users to easily share Wi-Fi passwords between Apple devices. Still, sometimes people need to see the password of a known Wi-Fi network in order to share it with non-Apple devices. Now with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Apple has finally added an option for users to quickly view saved Wi-Fi network passwords on iPhone and iPad. Read on as we describe how to do this on your device.
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Find saved Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone and iPad
While Mac users have always been able to easily view saved Wi-Fi passwords, iPhone and iPad users have never had such an option until now. Fortunately, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 users can check the password of a known Wi-Fi network in a few quick steps.
This is exactly what you need to do:
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Choose the Wi-Fi menu.
- Press More information button next to the Wi-Fi network in the list.
- Press password field and authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID.
After following these steps, you will be able to see the password for that Wi-Fi network. You can then just enter it on another device or even copy it to the clipboard from there. But what if you want to check the password of a Wi-Fi network you know but is out of range?
Fortunately, there’s a way to do that with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, too. After opening the Wi-Fi menu in the Settings app, tap the Edit button. Then, after authenticating with Face ID or Touch ID, you will find a list of all your known Wi-Fi networks. Tap the More Info button and then tap the Passwords field, just like you did before.
From there you can also remove any known Wi-Fi network from the list of known networks. Of course, this will make the device forget your password, so you’ll have to re-enter it if you want to reconnect to that Wi-Fi network.
More about iPadOS 16
iPadOS 16 comes with a bunch of new features, including Stage Manager, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Focus Filters, a new Weather app, in-camera translations, and improvements to the Files app.
Check out our other 9to5Mac guides on how to take advantage of iPadOS 16:
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