When you have visitors, they could wish to share the Wi-Fi password so that they can save money on mobile data while browsing safely on your secure home Wi-Fi network.
However, code sharing should be considered with caution and discretion. For safety purposes, you may not want to share your password for certain situations. In some instances, it’s because connecting is difficult due to the password’s length and complexity.
You can share the Wi-Fi password without necessarily revealing it if you have two iOS computers, one connected to the internet while the other waiting to connect. To put it in other words, you can use your iPhone to enable other people to access through your private wireless system without having to enter the password.
How to share Wi-Fi on iPhones
Is it possible to share your Wi-Fi password from one iPhone to another? Yes, indeed! To begin, make sure both iPhones are running the most latest version of the software. Make sure you’re running iOS 11 or later to take advantage of the Wi-Fi password-sharing functionality. Both devices must also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth switched on.
You’ll also have to add your Apple ID as well as the Apple ID of the iPhone you’re connected to. You won’t have problems if they both use the same Apple ID. If you want to share the password with a friend’s iPhone, you must first add each other’s Apple ID to your contacts list.
Get your iPhone and the other device for which you want to share the Wi-Fi password once that’s done. If the devices are similar to each other, you’ll have an easier time communicating and a better connection, just as with Bluetooth.
Follow the appropriate steps on the receiving device:
1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
2. Select “ Wi-Fi”
3. Select “Choose A Network” then choose the Wi-Fi network to which you want to connect.
The host computer must now share access. Follow these steps on your iPhone:
4. An warning should appear, asking if you want to Share Your Wi-Fi.
5. To send a password, press the Send Password button.
The requesting device can share access to both the Wi-Fi network to your phone.
You should be able to tap Done after the password has been successfully exchanged.
iPhone Wi-Fi password sharing FAQs
Can you share your Wi-Fi password from iPhone to iPad?
When you’re using an iPhone and an iPad, you can connect your Wi-Fi password using the same steps as before, but there’s no way to share your real iPhone password with the iPad tablet.
Can you share your Wi-Fi password from iPhone to Android?
Yeah, indeed. You’ll have to take various precautions because Android devices don’t run mostly on the iOS operating system. To begin, you’ll have to get a QR code generator for your iPhone. A software like Visual Codes or Qrafter would suffice.
You’ll be able to generate a QR code for your home Wi-Fi password as soon as you open the app. Simply open the QR code on your iPhone and check it with the Android device when you want to give the password to an Android device. You can use your camera or a QR scanner software to check it. On Android, a message may appear to confirm the network connection
Can you share your Wi-Fi password from Macbook to iPhone?
Yeah, indeed. Since Macbooks and iPhones are Apple products, their software is more integrated. This makes file transfers, data backups, and Wi-Fi password sharing a breeze.
Connect your Macbook to the Wi-Fi network and position it near your iPhone. Pick the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to on your iPhone (it should be the same network the Macbook is connected to). A pop-up message should appear on your Mac, requesting access to the Wi-Fi password. To give access to the iPhone, press Share.
It’s important to remember that you’ll need macOS High Sierra or a later version to do this.
What if the above steps don’t work?
If any of the measures above are causing you trouble, try the following troubleshooting tips:
Ensure that your iOS is up to date. Look for any available software updates in Settings > General.
Check to see if you have each other’s Apple ID saved. The iOS connections will not work if it is not in your contacts list.
Restart your computers and other equipment. This includes iPhones, iPods, MacBook, and Android phones and tablets.
Wi-Fi can be switched on and off. To reset your device’s connection, you can simply need to disconnect and reconnect.
Your Wi-Fi network should be restarted. Before plugging your router and modem back in, unplug them for at least 60 seconds. Place the devices close together. Place the devices next to each other if necessary to ensure a continuous connection.