How To Share Wi-Fi Passwords On iPhone

How To Share Wi-Fi Passwords On iPhone

Reciting complex mix of letters and numbers or worse, having to get up and physically check the back of your router to confirm internet password every time a guest asks for the Wi-Fi password is not only annoying but also tiresome!

Turns out your iPhone can do that for you at the comfort of your couch;

Apple launched the password sharing feature alongside iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, to avoid needlessly recalling your password for years while at times you even forgot.

The feature essentially allows you to share the password for any Wi-Fi network you’ve connected to with another Apple user with just one tap.

All you need to do is activate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both phones and check whether your Personal Hotspot is turned off. You’ll also want to make sure the email address associated with their iCloud account is saved under their contact on your phone, and vice versa.

It’s also a good idea to check if your device is updated to the latest version of iOS, iPadOS or macOS.

What you’ll need: 

  • Two iPhones
  • A Wi-Fi password you want to share

Follow the four simple steps to share internet connection with another iPhone user

  1. Open the Settings app on both iPhones.
  2. Check the phone that already has the password connected to the Wi-Fi network you want to share
  3. Tap Wi-Fi on the phone that does not have the password, make sure that the phone is connected to the wifi network you intend to share the password. (the other phone does not need to do anything at this stage)
  4. Tap Share Password on the phone that already has the password. You will receive a notification to confirm whether you want to share for you to confirm and that’s it.