Both iOS and iPadOS let users easily share Wi-Fi passwords between Apple devices. Still, sometimes people need to see the password of a known Wi-Fi network to share it with non-Apple devices. Now with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Apple has finally added an option to let users quickly view saved Wi-Fi network passwords on the iPhone and iPad. Read on as we detail how to do this on your device.
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How to find saved Wi-Fi passwords in 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. Luckily, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 let users check the password of a known Wi-Fi network with just a few quick steps.
Here’s exactly what you need to do:Open the Settings app on your device Choose the Wi-Fi menu Tap the More Info button next to the Wi-Fi network in the list Tap the Password field and authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID
After following these steps, you’ll be able to see the password for that Wi-Fi network. You can then simply enter it on another device, or even copy it to the clipboard right from there. But what if you want to check the password of a Wi-Fi network that you know but are out of range?
Luckily, there’s also a way to do just that with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. After entering the Wi-Fi menu in the Settings app, tap the Edit button. Then, after authenticating with Face ID or Touch ID, you’ll find a list with 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 delete any known Wi-Fi network from the list of known networks. This, of course, will make the device forget your password, so you will 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, such as Stage Manager, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Focus Filters, a new Weather app, translations with the camera, and improvements to the Files app.
Check out our other 9to5Mac guides on how to take advantage of iPadOS 16:Here’s how to use all the features of the new Weather app for iPad on iPadOS 16 How to translate text using the camera on your iPad with iPadOS 16 Here’s how to use the new Focus Filters on your iPad with iPadOS 16 How to take advantage of the new Files app features in iPadOS 16 Here’s how to take screenshots on your iPad using gestures with iPadOS 16
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