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How to Find and See Wi-Fi Password on iPhone

By FonePaw | Aug 29 , 2018

It is very easy to connect the iPhone/iPad to Wi-Fi. And iPhone will automatically remember the passwords so that you don't have to enter it manually every time you need to use a Wi-Fi network. However, unlike some Android phones which can show Wi-Fi password in settings, iPhone and iPad doesn't show Wi-Fi password. What would you do if you want to connect a new device to the same Wi-Fi network, or if you would like to share the passwords with others? Fortunately, there are some workarounds you can use to get the saved Wi-Fi password on iPhone and iPad. Follow our guide to see how to find Wi-Fi password on the Apple device without jailbreak.

 

How to Find WiFi Password on iPhone/iPad Without Jailbreak

For iPhone/iPad without jailbreak, there are two ways to get Wi-Fi password from iPhone.

 

1. Find Wi-Fi Password on iPhone via Router Settings
2. Show iPhone Wi-Fi Password on Mac via iCloud Keychain Sync
3. Share Wi-Fi on iPhone

 

1. Find Wi-Fi Password on iPhone via Router Settings
This method attempts to find the IP address of the Wi-Fi router and log in to its settings section to view the router's password. Though this method is not one hundred percent feasible, it is still worth a try.

 

-Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, find the Wi-Fi name which you would like to check the password, click on the "i" icon next to it.
-Copy the IP address in the router section, then open the Safari browser and paste the IP address. Hit enter and a login panel page will be open.
-Login with the default username and password of your router. The default username and password are usually both "admin". But "admin" doesn't work, you should search online for the default password of your router, for example, search "default password for (your router name) router model".
-After logging in, go to "wireless setup" or "wireless settings"' to view the iPhone Wi-Fi password.

 

Find Wi-Fi Password on iPhone via Router Settings

 

Note: If the network administrator has changed the router settings and passwords, this method won't work.

 

2. Show iPhone Wi-Fi Password on Mac via iCloud Keychain Sync
If you have logged in the same iCloud account on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, you can use iCloud Keychain to sync Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone/iPad with your Mac and view them in the Keychain app.

 

- On your iPhone's or iPad's home screen, go to Settings > iCloud > Keychain. Enable the iCloud Keychain feature. Then go back to Settings and turn on Personal Hotspot.

 

iOS 11 Keychain

 

- On your Mac, connect to iPhone's/iPad's Personal Hotpot. Then use Spotlight to open "Keychain Access". Find the Wi-Fi network that iPhone is connected and click "show password" option to see the password

 

Show iPhone WiFi Password on Mac

 

3. Share Wi-Fi on iPhone
If your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 11 and above, you can share the password to your network with other Apple devices. It is a good way to add a new device to a network if you couldn't get the password from your iPhone. For example, if you are using iPhone and want to share its Wi-Fi network with your friend's iPad, you can follow the steps here:

 

-Add your friend to your contacts list. Go to Contacts on your iPhone, and tap Add. Enter iCloud username and password for your friend and tap Done. And your friend should also add your iCloud account on his/her device.
-Turn on Bluetooth on both your iPhone and your friend's iPad
-On your friend's iPad, tap Settings> Wi-Fi and tap the name of your Wi-Fi network. A password box appears on the iPad, while a piece of message pops up on your iPhone.
-Tap Share Password on the iPhone and the iPad will be connected to the password.

 

Share WiFi Password on iPhone

 

How to See WiFi Password on iPhone/iPad (Jailbroken)

If you have your iPhone or iPad jailbroken, it would be much easier to view the previously saved Wi-Fi password. This is because some Cydia tweaks allow users to view the Wi-Fi password on iPhone. Here we introduce two useful tweaks to find iPhone Wi-Fi password.

 

NetworkList
-Install NetworkList from Cydia.
-Tap on Restart Springboard to restart the iOS home screen.
-Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Known Networks. Then you can see from the list all the Wi-Fi networks you previously connect to, along with their passwords.

 

NetworkList

 

WiFiPasswords
-After installing WiFiPasswords, tap on Restart Springboard to restart the iOS home screen.
-Open WiFiPasswords, it will show all the networks you have connected to and their passwords.

 

WiFiPasswords

 

These are all the ways to view the Wi-Fi passwords on iPhone. Choose the one that is suitable for you and have a try!


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