How to check saved Wi-Fi passwords in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

Both iOS and iPadOS allow users to easily share Wi-Fi passwords between Apple devices. Still, sometimes people need to see the password of a known Wi-Fi network to share it with non-Apple devices. Now with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Apple has finally added an option that allows users to quickly view their saved Wi-Fi network passwords on iPhone and iPad. Read on as we detail how to do this on your device.

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How to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone and iPad?

While Mac users can always easily view their saved Wi-Fi passwords, iPhone and iPad users have never had such an option until now. Fortunately, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 allow users to check the password of a known Wi-Fi network with just a few quick steps.

Here’s exactly what you need to do:

  • Hungry Settings app on your device.
  • select Wi-Fi menu.
  • Tap More Info button next to the Wi-Fi network in the list.
  • Tap Password field and authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID.

After following these steps, you will be able to see the password of that Wi-Fi network. You can then enter it on another device or copy it directly to the clipboard from there. But what if you want to check the password of a Wi-Fi network you know but is out of range?

Fortunately, there is a way to do this with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Once in the Wi-Fi menu in the Settings app, tap on the Edit button. Then, after authenticating with Face ID or Touch ID, you’ll find a list with all your known Wi-Fi networks. Tap the More Info button and then tap the Passwords field as you did before.

From there, you can also delete any known Wi-Fi networks from the known networks list. This, of course, will cause the device to forget your password, so if you want to reconnect to that Wi-Fi network, you will have to re-enter your password.

More about iPadOS 16

iPadOS 16; It comes with a host of new features such as Scene Manager, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Focus Filters, new Weather app, camera translations, and improvements to the Files app.

Check out our other 9to5Mac Guides on how to take advantage of iPadOS 16:

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