Updated · Feb 07, 2023
We’re all used to having our devices connect automatically to WiFi networks these days that some don’t even know how to find a WiFi password on iPhone.
That’s what this guide is about.
We’ll give you tips and tricks to use on all iOS devices.
How to Find WiFi Password on iPhone
Important note: Make sure your have iOS 6 or later versions.
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s how to see a WiFi password on iPhone:
On the menu page of your iPhone, open the Settings tab. Next, click WiFi. It will display a list of networks you have connected to in the past. Choose a network.
Click the i in front of it. You will find it on the right hand side of the screen, and it will be in a blue circle.
Once the network opens, look down the screen and find Router. Tap and hold its IP address to copy it to the clipboard.
Then, open a web browser and paste the router’s IP address in the search bar. Tap Enter to continue the process.
Once your router page opens up, you will be required to enter your router username and password.The login details are usually written in the manual that came with the router when you purchased it. Enter these details and click Sign in.
Then, click Wireless. The iOS will show the WiFi password and other details.
There are a few important things to remember, if you want to change anything:
- Don't reuse old codes
- Generate a strong password (more than eight characters)
- Avoid the use of common objects or names
- Include special characters and numbers
These measures will prevent unauthorized use of your router network.
How to Find WiFi Password Using Mac
If for some reason you iPhone won’t show the WiFi password, you can use your laptop.
Open the Settings app on your iPhone and choose Apple ID. Then, tap on iCloud and get to Keychain. Turn it on by moving the slider to the right.
On your Mac computer, click the Apple icon. Choose System preferences and select AppleID. Find the Keychain and check the box. Then, open iCloud and, on your laptop, Windows finder. Click on Applications, open the Utilities folder and you’ll see the Keychain Access app. Enter your WiFi name, double-click on the network. On the pop-up window choose Show password. Check the box, enter the Keychain password.
Your WiFi password will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Even though there are several steps to help you find internet password on iPhone, they are short and concise. You can easily
Check Wifi Password in Router Settings
One final trick.
Here’s how to see the WiFi password on iPhone via your router:
Connect your iPhone to a network of choice and follow the steps listed above to reach the Router.
Open a web browser (any will do, as long as it is on your phone) and paste the router’s IP address in the search bar. Tap Enter. Type the router login details to access the settings interface.
In the router settings page, you’ll see all the info about it, including the WiFi password out.
If you have any problem connecting your phone to a router, simply restart the devices.
See! You’re now an expert WiFi password finder!
Keep in mind that you cannot use a password manager nor can you use a pre-shared key.
This key, also known as a passphrase (WEP key) only opens the access point settings. It is used as a backup plan for the authentication of individual printers and computers that have to join your wireless network.
There you have it.
Now you know how to find a WiFi password on your iPhone!
Not only you can do it via your phone, you also know how to use your laptop or router. Needless to say, you’re prepared for every situation.
And in case of need, our guide will always be here to welcome you home (to your WiFi network).
Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.
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