iOS 16 Finally Lets You See Your WiFi Network Password

The iOS 16 update includes a range of quality of life improvements that make using an iPhone a more enjoyable experience, and one of those tiny improvements is access to the password for the WiFi network that you're currently connected to.

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If you're at a friend or family member's house and don't know the password to the WiFi network offhand even though you've connected to it previously, there is no way to view it in iOS 15. That's changing in ‌iOS 16‌.

When you open up the WiFi section of the Settings app and then tap on the network you are connected to, there's a new "Password" option. Tapping it shows you the password of that WiFi network, following authentication with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode.

This is a handy feature if you need to share a password with someone else or if you want to connect on another non-Apple device where sharing is not automatically available.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

FelixDerKater Avatar
9 months ago
They must be short of ideas and running through user requests.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
paradillon Avatar
9 months ago
About F…… time ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zecanard Avatar
9 months ago
Apple will always try everything else (eg. AirDrop) before implementing the simple and obvious.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zecanard Avatar
9 months ago

I mean do you not allow people with Android devices or any other type of device on your network? This isn't a good security measure if you rely on this.

I'm not an expert but 2 things you can do is make a guest network and you can also limit access by MAC address (though that becomes clunky, so hopefully people have better suggestions)
Also, even if you only share your password via AirDrop to iPhone users, they could simply get on a Mac and view the password in Keychain. Nothing is secret once you share it, and the only way for people not to know your password is to not give it to them in the first place.

Create a guest network, and change that password often if you’re worried about people sharing it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
petvas Avatar
9 months ago
That's cool but it should have been there from the beginning. Glad to see Apple making these small but good changes.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yorkieray Avatar
9 months ago
I was visiting family this past weekend and I failed in trying to get my cousin's iPhone to share the wifi password to my iPhone.
it would have been much easier if she could have just displayed the password.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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