Both iOS and iPadOS allow users to easily share Wi-Fi passwords between Apple devices. However, 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 a feature that allows users to quickly view saved Wi-Fi network passwords on 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 on iPhone and iPad
While Mac users have always been able to easily view saved Wi-Fi passwords, iPhone and iPad users have never haven't been able to do this until now.Thankfully, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 allow users to check the password of a known Wi-Fi network in just a few simple steps.
Here's what you need to do:
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Select the Wi-Fi menu.
- Click on the Details button next to the Wi-Fi network in the list.
- Click on the Password field and execute authentication with Face ID or Touch ID.
After completing these steps, you will be able to see the password for this Wi-Fi network. You can then simply type it in on another device, or even copy it to your clipboard directly from there. But what if you want to check the password of a Wi-Fi network that you know but is out of range?
Luckily, there is a way to do this 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. Click the “More” button and then tap the “Passwords” field as before.
From there, you can also remove any known Wi-Fi network from the list of known networks. This will of course make the device forget your password, so you will have to re-enter it if you want to reconnect to this Wi-Fi network.
More about iPadOS 16
iPadOS 16 comes with a host of new features such as Scene Manager, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Focus Filters, a new Weather app, camera-assisted translations, and other 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 . app for iPad on iPadOS 16.
- How to translate text using the camera on iPad with iPadOS 16.
- Here's how to use the new focus filters on iPad with iPadOS 16.
- Here's how to take screenshots on iPad using gestures in iPadOS 16.
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