If you have guests at your home, they might ask for your Wi-Fi password to help them save on their mobile data and safely surf the web on your home Wi-Fi network. But sharing passwords should be done carefully to protect your personal information. In some cases, you might not want to give out your password because of security reasons. Sometimes, the password is lengthy and complicated, which can make it a hassle to remember.
What if you had two iOS devices and one was connected to Wi-Fi, but the other needed the Wi-Fi password? In this case, you can share the Wi-Fi password without actually sharing it. That is, you can use your phone already connected to Wi-Fi to allow the other device to connect to your private network without manual password entry.
How to Share Wifi Password from Your iPhone
Apple makes it quick and easy to share Wi-Fi passwords between Apple devices, but unfortunately, there’s no official way for Apple users to share this information with Android devices.
- Make sure both devices have the latest iOS, iPadOS, or macOS versions.
- On both devices, turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
- Sign into iCloud with your Apple ID. Then, remember to save the email address of the other person in your Contacts. And make sure they have your email address saved in their Contacts.
- Turn off Personal Hotspot on both devices.
- Keep the other person’s device nearby. This is best done by leaving it in the same room as you, but if that’s not possible, keep it on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.
To share your Wi-Fi network, just follow these simple steps:
Step 1. Make sure your iPhone is unlocked and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Step 2. On the iPhone that needs the Wi-Fi password, go to Settings.
Step 3. Select Wi-Fi. If your guest is on a Mac computer, have them tap the Wi-Fi icon on the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Step 4. Choose the same network that your device is already connected to.
Step 5. Do not enter the password when prompted.
Step 6. Bring the two devices in range of each other.
Step 7. On your device, you will receive a notification to share your Wi-Fi password. Tap the Share Password button.
Step 8. The other phone will then automatically receive the password and be able to connect to the Wi-Fi.
Step 9. After the password was successfully shared, tap Done to close the notification.
How to Share a Wifi Password from Your iPhone with a QR Code
With the ability to scan QR codes becoming more and more common amongst smartphones, it is important to know how to share a wifi password with a QR code. Using a QR code as an alternative to manually entering in the wifi login information is the easiest way to connect your device to the internet.
Step 2. Enter your wireless network name (SSID) and password (key).
Step 3. You may also need to enter the security type. To find this on your device, check the Wi-Fi settings.
Step 4. After filling out all the fields, tap Generate to produce the code.
Step 5. Once you have the code, either print it or export it as a file.
Step 6. To connect with your Wi-Fi without having to type the password, have your guest open their camera app and scan the code from your screen or printed QR code. Here’s How to Scan QR code on your phone without the need to install third-party apps.
Hopefully, with the steps above, you’re able to share your Wi-Fi password with your friends without manual password entry. Also, if you’re curious, here’s How to use AirDrop to share and receive photos, documents, and more between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. As a bonus, here’s How to Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone.