How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password With a Friend on iPhone or iPad

In the iOS operating system, there's a handy feature that's designed to let you quickly share your Wi-Fi password with a friend, and, if you're at a friend's house, to get the Wi-Fi password with just a tap.

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There are two prerequisites to use this feature: you must be running iOS 11 or later and you and your friend need to have each other listed as contacts in the Contacts app. Here's how it works:

  1. When a friend is at your house, have them open up the Settings app.

  2. Tap on Wi-Fi, and let the iPhone look for available networks.

  3. Have your friend tap on the name of your Wi-fi network.

From there, you'll get a popup on your own iPhone that asks you if you want to share your password. Tap "Share Password" and your Wi-Fi password is automatically sent to your friend's iPhone and they're able to join your Wi-Fi network.



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21 months ago

That's very simple. /s


It actually is. I went to a friend's house and asked him for his WiFi password. He didn't know because it's some complex alphanumeric pass that's printed on the back of his modem. So I selected his WiFi network and as I got up to go to the modem, he said: "Hey look!" and that notice popped up on his phone to share the WiFi password with me and with one tap, I was connected.
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21 months ago
I’ll take features that never work for 100.
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21 months ago

That's very simple. /s


Think of this in comparison to what you already do to join a new network. The EXACT same thing. It's extremely simple, the only thing more simple would be for it to automatically let you join, which is a little scary.
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21 months ago
I used this for the first time the other day. Super useful and convenient!
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21 months ago
My favourite feature in ios 11 by far
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21 months ago
I have used this twice already. Works fine.
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21 months ago
I have a QR code on my fridge. iOS 11 can scan those, too.
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21 months ago
This is pretty neat. I had no idea. I’ll have to remember it next time.
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21 months ago
It’s not just at your home… at your local coffee place or whereever. And, it works solidly and consistently on at least iPhone 6 and above as well…
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21 months ago
Massive security hole. I have a guest wifi set up in my house with a simplish password I can give out. Guest gets on external internet but can't see my internal private stuff. I can change my guest password without having to reenter my main 63 character password in all my other internal devices.
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