How to Find a WiFi Password on an iPhone [5 Easy Ways]

Sharing a wifi password on Android devices can be as simple as tapping the wifi name. Things can be a little more tricky on an iOS device. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. This guide will explain how to find a wifi password on an iPhone in five ways. Find the easiest one for your needs by reading on.

How to See WiFi Password on an iPhone on iOS16

Here are the steps you can follow to find the WiFi password on the iPhone with iOS version 16:

How to find a WiFi Password on an iPhone
  1. On your iPhone, open Settings.
  2. Click on the WiFi option.
  3. Find and click on the network that you are currently using.
  4. Now, click on the Password option.
  5. You will be asked to identify yourself through Face ID, passcode, or Touch ID.

How to Find a WiFi Password on an iPhone with iOS11 to iOS15

There is a simple way to give a friend access to your WiFi password even if you can’t find it on the iPhone. If both of you are using iOS version 11 or later, the iPhone WiFi password show takes a few simple steps.

You must fulfill some requirements to access this feature:

  1. Your and your friend’s devices must be running iOS version 11 or above.
  2. The Apple ID of your friend must be saved in your device’s Contacts.
  3. On your and your friend’s devices, you need to enable Bluetooth.

Here are the steps you can follow to share the WiFi password on iPhone on iOS version 11 through iOS version 16:

Share a wifi password between Apple devices
  1. Take both devices and put them next to each other. The devices must be physically close to one another to use this function. Try to access the WiFi network on the other iPhone.
  2. A popup will appear from the bottom of the screen, which will be the Share Your WiFi window.
  3. Click on the Share Password option.
  4. Your iPhone will transmit your WiFi password to your friend’s iPhone, which will then join your WiFi connection.
  5. Click on the Done option on the iPhone.

How to Show WiFi Passwords on an iPhone for Personal Hotspot

With the iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature, you may use WiFi to connect to other devices nearby using your iPhone’s data connection. In such a situation, all nearby individuals who wish to connect to WiFi using your iPhone just require a Personal Hotspot passcode. Your iPhone acts as your home’s WiFi server when you activate Personal Hotspot.

Here are the steps you can follow to find the WiFi password for your Personal Hotspot:

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings.
  2. Click on the Personal Hotspot option.
  3. You can see the password on the WiFi Password page.
  4. Share this password with the people that wish to connect to a Personal Hotspot on the iPhone.

How to Find Your WiFi Password With iCloud Keychain

Your iPhone likely has a ton of passwords saved for apps, websites, and WiFi networks, even though you are unaware of it. The passwords are maintained in Keychain, a tool that keeps track of your login details and makes it easier for you by automatically filling them out of login fields.

Using Keychain on a Mac computer, you may see WiFi passwords. iCloud Keychain keeps usernames in the iCloud account instead of on your Mac or iPhone. You may sync your iCloud-compatible devices with your saved login information. Therefore, a WiFi password that you have saved on an iPhone can be seen on a Mac.

Here are the steps you can follow to see a WiFi Password using Keychain on a Mac:

  1. Make sure to enable your iCloud Keychain on the iPhone.
  2. On your iPhone, open Settings.
  3. Towards the top of Settings menu, click your name.
  4. Click on the iCloud option.
  5. Click on the Keychain option.
  6. Switch your iCloud Keychain option on.
Turn on iCloud Keychain passwords
  1. On the Mac, open the Apple menu, which is at the upper right of the screen.
  2. Click on the System Preferences option.
  3. Choose the iCloud option. If you use macOS Catalina version 10.15, choose the Apple ID option first.
  4. There will be a checkbox beside the Keychain option. Click on it. This will enable the iCloud Keychain, which will then sync all the passwords from your iPhone to your Mac. It might take a few minutes.
  5. Go to Keychain Access on the Mac. You can do this easily by opening the Spotlight tool. You can do this by tapping the Space bar+Command. Type in Keychain Access, and click on the Return key.
  6. Type the WiFi network name inside the Search box whose password you wish to see.
  7. Double-click the WiFi network from the search results.
  8. There will be a box beside the Show Password option. Click on it.
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  9. A window will pop up, type the password you use to log into the Mac.
    Enter admin password
  10. You will now see the WiFi password in the Show Password option.

How to Find WiFi Password in Router’s Settings

Going directly to the source, your WiFi router, is another option to use the iPhone to discover a WiFi password. Although this isn’t the same as looking up the WiFi password on the iPhone, it does provide you with the necessary details.

In this way, you are obtaining the password directly from the WiFi network. You may log into any WiFi router and verify or modify settings, including the password.

Here are the steps to look up your WiFi password in Router’s settings:

  1. Connect your WiFi to your iPhone.
  2. Open Settings on the iPhone and click on the WiFi option.
  3. Click on the i option, which will be next to the WiFi name.
  4. Locate the field and note the number which is listed there. This is your router’s IP address. It can be a number such as 192.168.0.1.
    Find the router number
  5. On your device’s web browser, type in the IP address.
  6. You will be asked to log into the router. You’ll need to have the username and password you made when configuring the router to log in as an administrator. It’s also possible that you left the default name and password.
    Log into your router
  7. Every WiFi router will come with a somewhat different set of instructions for locating the WiFi password when you’ve logged in, but if you check for the WiFi network’s name, you’ll find yourself on the right trail.

How to Find the WiFi Password in Jailbroken iPhones

Jailbreaking an iPhone will surely void the warranty from Apple and can potentially expose you to risks which is why it is officially restricted by Apple. However, you can jailbreak your iPhone to unlock new features and improve your experience. Checking WiFi passwords on iPhones is one such benefit.

How to Look Up WiFi Password on an iPhone With “WIFI Password”

Here is how to find the WiFi password in jailbroken iPhones:

  1. Open Cydia on the iPhone and search for “WiFi Password
  2. On the main page for the tool, click on the blue Install button.
  3. The app will be downloaded onto your device within a few minutes, depending on your internet connection.
  4. Click the Return to Cydia button once the app is downloaded and installed onto your device.
  5. Return to the home screen on your device
  6. There, click on the WiFi Password app to open it, and you will see a list containing all of the WiFi networks you have previously connected to. The list of passwords will be displayed beside them.

How to Check WiFi Password on an iPhone Using NetworkList

Here is how you can find the WiFi password using NetworkList on Cydia:

  1. Open Cydia on the iPhone and search for “NetworkList
  2. On the main page for the tool, click on the blue Install button.
  3. The app will be downloaded onto your device within a few minutes, depending on your internet connection.
  4. Return to the home screen on your device
  5. Open the Settings on your device and click on WLAN.
  6. Here, you will see a setting named Known Networks.
  7. Click on the option, and you can look at all the networks your iPhone has connected to.

You can also use other applications, including WPA Tester, iSpeedTouch, Dlssid, and Speedssid. Feel free to try any of these applications to find the WiFi password on your jailbroken iPhone and iPad.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Share WiFi Password From an iPhone to an Android?

A WiFi network cannot be shared between an iOS device and an Android smartphone directly. With a few restrictions, you can create a shortcut to mimic the Android device’s QR code-sharing system. For the QR code to be configured, you must know the WiFi password. Additionally, any network shortcut you want to share must be set up manually. On iPhones with iOS 13 or later, the Shortcuts app enables process automation by executing scripts and pre-written routines.

How to Share WiFi Password From Windows Laptop to iPhone?

To share WiFi a password on an iPhone from a laptop, first ensure that your laptop is connected to a WiFi network. Now, click on the WiFi network you wish to share from the windows laptop. On your laptop, choose the Share Password option. Click on Done.

How to Show WiFi Password iPhone on iOS16?

To get WiFi password from iPhone on iOS 16, open Settings from the home screen. There, go to the WiFi option. Find and click on the WiFi network you wish to see the password of and click on the i option on the right side of the name. Now, click on the Password option. After verification, you will now be able to see the password of the WiFi network. Click on Copy to save your WiFi password to your keypad clipboard.

Wrapping Up

Now you know how to find a wifi password on an iPhone in all the most straightforward ways. Let us know in the comments which one worked best for you. If you need a little more help navigating your iPhone, check out some of our other handy iOS content.

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