Starting with iOS 16, it became possible to view the Wi-Fi network password on the iPhone. Previously, in order to find out the password from the Wi-Fi network to which the phone was connected, it was necessary to use a complex scheme, which, of course, no one wanted to repeat, and I did not even write about it. With the release of iOS 16, the wireless network password can be viewed simply in the iPhone settings, in the properties of this network.
In fact, this is a very necessary and useful feature. For example, you forgot your Wi-Fi network password. But you still have an iPhone that is connected to this network, or used to be connected, but this network is in the “My networks” list (phone is within network range). We simply open the properties of this network, click on the password and look at it, or copy and send via any messenger.
You can now share your iPhone Wi-Fi password with any device (computer, Android smartphone, etc.). Previously, this only worked with Apple devices.
- This method has been working since iOS 16 and newer versions of iOS. If you have an older version of iOS, then see other ways. (links to other instructions on how to find a forgotten password at the end of this article). Suitable for iPhone 8, X, XR, XS, SE (2nd generation), iPhone 11, 12, 13, 14.
- You can view the password either from the network to which the iPhone is currently connected, or from any network from the “My networks” list. If you have previously connected to the network, but now the phone is not in range of this network, then you will not be able to find out the password.
How and where on iPhone to see the password from Wi-Fi?
- Open your iPhone settings and go to the Wi-Fi section. Click on the icon (i) next to the network to which the iPhone is connected. If you need to see the password for this particular network. You can also do this with any network from the “My networks” list.
- To view the password for this Wi-Fi network (it will be hidden immediately) you have to click on it. Then enter a PIN code, or confirm access via Face ID or Touch ID.
- Wi-Fi password will appear immediately. There will also be a copy button. You can copy the password and send it.
Everything is as simple and fast as possible.
If for some reason you were unable to find out the Wi-Fi network password on your iPhone (for example, your phone does not yet have iOS 16 or newer installed or available)then be sure to look at other instructions with which you can try to remember the forgotten password from your own or someone else’s wireless network:
I hope this little guide was helpful to you. If anything, I’m in touch in the comments. Write.