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How to see your WiFi password on iPhone

You can quickly copy WiFi passwords in iOS 16 to share them with others.

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When Apple released iOS 16, it added a new feature that lets you easily check any WiFi passwords saved on your device.

This new feature makes it much easier to share WiFi passwords with others. You can check on any saved WiFi password and copy them to your clipboard for easy sharing.

It’s possible to see your WiFi passwords if you’re on an older version of iOS. However, it’s a bit more complicated and requires you to connect your iPhone to a Mac computer and use Keychain Access.

This article will focus on viewing WiFi passwords on iPhones running iOS 16 and up. Since this is a fairly new feature, it might not be obvious that it’s available yet.

But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Follow along to find out how to see your saved WiFi passwords on iPhone.

How to find Wi-Fi passwords on iPhone

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Apple makes it relatively easy to access your WiFi passwords using this method. However, it does require you to have installed iOS 16.

If you haven’t done that yet, check out our guide on how to get the iOS update. Once you have iOS 16 installed, follow along below:

Open the Settings app and select WiFiios 16 wifi settings button
Select the More Info icon next to a networkios 16 wifi more information button
Tap Password (here’s where you’ll need to authenticate yourself with Face ID or a passcode)ios 16 tap to show wifi password
Tap the password that was revealed and choose Copy to share the password easilywifi copy password button

That’s all you have to do. You can see the passwords for any WiFi network that you have saved in the past.

And with the copy button, you can easily copy and paste the password to share with anybody.

Another useful iOS 16 feature

Just like with most of Apple’s major iOS updates, iOS 16 brought some pretty convenient new features to iPhone users.

Being able to easily check your WiFi passwords directly from your phone is a great addition that can make your life easier.

Now you can easily access your WiFi passwords to share with anyone needing them. No more rummaging through junk drawers to find that notepad with your password written on it.

This guide should tell you anything you need to know about seeing and sharing your WiFi passwords on iPhone.

Of course, if you have a trusted password manager, you can easily skip all of this hassle. In that case, you’re already on the right track.

However, for those interested in learning more about password managers, we have rounded up some of the best free password managers available.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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