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How to Share WiFi Password from iPhone

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Share WiFi Password from iPhoneEasy peasy. Credit: Apple

We are aware of the situation. With data breaches regularly occurring, having a solid WiFi password is essential. When a friend comes over to watch The Bachelor and needs the WiFi so they can tweet about it, sharing a password that looks like your cat walked on your keyboard is inconvenient. Apple has developed a feature that allows you to share your WiFi password instantly from your iPhone.

If you don’t know how to share your WiFi password from your iPhone, don’t worry. We’re here to help you out.

First and foremost, make sure that both the device providing the WiFi password and the device receiving it run the most recent iOS version. Otherwise, sharing your WiFi password via iPhone would not work.

Sharing your WiFi password through iPhone is only possible with iOS 11 or higher devices, thanks to Apple’s inclusion of the helpful feature in the iOS 11 release. Remember: It’s a good idea to keep your devices up to date with software upgrades regularly for security reasons.

How to Share WiFi Password from iPhone

You’re on your way to easier WiFi password sharing if you have iOS 11 or higher on your iPhone. Skip the next part and go straight to “How to share your WiFi password through iPhone.” If your phone isn’t up to date, we’ll walk you through it first.

How to update to the latest iOS or macOS

Before updating the iOS on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, ensure your device is backed up, so you don’t lose any critical data. Join your device to a WiFi network after that. Navigate to Settings, then to General. A small red dot will appear next to the Software Update button if a new iOS update is available.

Share WiFi Password from iPhoneUpdate that software baby! Credit: Apple

You’ll be taken to a Download and Install option after tapping Software Update. When you touch this button, you may be asked to enter your device’s passcode. The iOS update will begin to download automatically after that.

Ensure you have backed-up all of your data before upgrading your macOS on your laptop or desktop. Because updating your operating system takes time and processing power, ensure your computer is turned on and connected to a trustworthy WiFi network.

Once your device is connected to WiFi and plugged in, open System Preferences from the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your screen. When the System Preferences box displays, choose Software Update. Any available enhancements will be displayed in this section.

If an update is available, select Upgrade Now to begin the process of installing it. The download will start automatically, and when it is finished, the installation window will appear. Follow the instructions in the window to complete the installation.

Share WiFi Password from iPhoneYou’re almost there. Credit: Apple

After you’ve finished updating your iPhone, you’ll be ready to go on the exciting voyage of sharing your WiFi password from your iPhone.

How to Share WiFi Password from iPhone to iPhone

Make sure the WiFi and Bluetooth settings on both devices are turned on before you begin.

It’s vital to remember that the email address you use for your Apple ID is saved in the other person’s contacts and vice versa. If your Apple ID email address is [email protected] and your friends are [email protected], make sure your email address is preserved in their device’s contact info, and theirs is saved in yours.

If you forget your Apple ID email address, logging into iCloud.com will help you locate it. (If you’ve lost your Apple ID password, follow these instructions.)

It’s simple to share your WiFi password from here. Keep the two devices nearby while staying inside the WiFi and Bluetooth range. The device that will be sharing the WiFi password should be connected first.

Then go to WiFi settings on the device that will be receiving the password. A window will show on the device sharing the password, asking if you want to share the password with the other device. All you have to do now is tap Share Password, and you’re done!

 

Share WiFi Password from iPhoneThe moment of truth. Credit: Apple

How to Share WiFi Password from iPhone to Mac

Sharing your password to a Mac now that you know how to share your password across iPhones.

First, each device’s Apple ID must be stored in the other, just like sharing a password between iPhones. On a Mac, go to Finder, then Applications, then Contacts to add a contact.

After clicking the Plus symbol, select New Contact from the drop-down menu. Then, in the window that appears, you can fill in the blanks.

Share WiFi Password from iPhoneMake sure the Apple ID of the other device is saved as a contact. Credit: Apple

After that, connect your iPhone to the WiFi network. Then go to Network Preferences from the toolbar on the Mac that will be getting the password, or go to System Preferences, then Network on the Mac that will be receiving the password.

Choose the WiFi network that you want to join. The password will be requested in a pop-up window.

At this point, an iPhone notification should appear, asking if you want to share your password with the Mac. Tap Share Password to send a password to someone else.

How to share WiFi password from iPhone to Android

Sharing your password involves a little more effort due to the lack of native Android compatibility. Still, once you get over the arduous setup, it’s straightforward to do frequently. 

It’s also a helpful trick for transferring data from iPhone to iPhone, and you can use it instead of the method described above.

To get started, you’ll need to make a QR code. Installing a QR code generator from the app store, such as Qrafter will suffice.

Look for the option to create a WiFi code once you’re inside the app. Then, enter your WiFi password and SSID (network name.) 

Depending on the program you’re using, you may also need to enter the type of encryption your WiFi uses, which may be found on your WiFi router. The most frequent options are WEP, WPA/WPA2, or none.

 

 

Make a QR code and let it work its magic when you’ve supplied all of your WiFi credentials. To share your password, open your Android phone’s camera and point it at the QR code. A popup window will appear with information about the WiFi network. To connect, tap the message.
Share WiFi Password from iPhone

 

Nowadays, sharing WiFi information is relatively simple. So, kudos on figuring out another phone hack that will hopefully make your life a little easier.

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