How to See Wi-Fi Password on iPhone (iOS 16)

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With the release of iOS 16, iPhone users can finally see their Wi-Fi passwords from the Settings app. This can be especially useful if your friend has an Android device or if the prompt to share your password did not appear on your iPhone. We’ll show you how to find the Wi-Fi password on your iPhone.

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Easily view, copy, and paste your Wi-Fi password, in case you forgot it.
  • Share your network password with anyone (even Android users).

How to View Wi-Fi Password on iPhone

Sharing your Wi-Fi password on iPhone has been possible for a few iterations of the operating system, but now, you can see the password itself, allowing you to more easily share it over text. For more nifty new ways to use your iPhone, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to view your Wi-Fi password in the Settings app:

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  1. Open the Settings app.

    Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi.

    Tap Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap the info icon next to your Wi-Fi network.

    Tap the small i icon next to your WiFi network.
  4. Tap the password.

    Tap the password.
  5. Allow Face ID to scan your face or enter your iPhone passcode if you do not have Face ID enabled.

    Allow Face ID to scan your face.
  6. The password will be revealed. Tap Copy to copy it to your clipboard.

    Tap Copy to copy it to your clipboard.

With the password in your clipboard, you can easily paste it into the Messages app or any other messaging app that you prefer. From there, you can send it to your friends or family who need to log in to your network. If you're also interested in being able to more conveniently access password-protected apps, you can also set up Face ID and use it to unlock apps.

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Author Details

Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.