How to Share Your Wifi Password From Any Device

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Whenever you have visitors at your home, they probably ask for the wifi password before anything else. You can follow the route of the local cafe and take the wifi name and password on the wall, Where continue to share these credentials manually until you memorize them. or you can dramatically speed up this process by sharing your login details directly using any device or platform. OWe’ll show you how to achieve this.

How to share wifi passwords on iPhone and iPad

If you’re sharing passwords with people who have other Apple devices, there’s not much you can do. simply mmake sure your iPhone or iPad is updated to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS. Too, check if you are signed in to iCloud on your device. (You can do this by going to Settings; if you see your name at the top, you’re ready.) The final stage of preparation requires you to ensure the other person’s Apple ID is saved in your address book.

With that done, unlock your iPhone or iPad, which should already be connected to your local network. Aask your friend to select the correct wifi network name on their Apple device. You will now see a pop-up on your iPhone or iPad asking if you want to share your wifi password with your friend. Faucet Share password and you are ready.

It will work without a hitch as long as you are connected to the wifi network you are trying to share and your friends’ devices are near your iPhone or iPad.

If you try to share your wifi password with people who do not do have Apple devices, you will have to resort to more manual means.

How to share wifi passwords on Mac

Sharing wifi passwords from your Mac is extremely easy as long as, again, you share with other Apple devices. The preparation steps are the same as mentioned for iPhone and iPad: sign in to iCloud, make sure the person you are sharing the information with has updated to the latest version of iOS or iPadOSand add your friends’ Apple IDs to the Contacts app.

Once these things are taken care of, just connect to the wifi network and ask your friends to try the same. Your Mac will display a pop-up window asking if you want to share the Wi-Fi password. Click To share. Your friend’s device will automatically connect to the wifi network.

Caution : This feature only works if you have macOS High Sierra (10.13) or a newer version installed on your Mac. You can check it by clicking on the Apple Logo in the upper left corner of your Mac’s desktop and selecting About This Mac.

For non-Apple devices, you will need to manually share the saved password if you are using a Mac. To find saved wifi passwords on Mac, you can open the Keychain Access app (which comes preloaded on your Mac). Select the iCloud tab in the left pane, then click Passwords on the right, just below Keychain Access. You can use the search box in the upper right corner to search for the name of your Wi-Fi network.

When you have found the wifi network, right click on it and select Copy password to clipboard. You can then quickly send it to your friends.

How to share wifi passwords from Android

As long as you have an Android phone that is running Android 10 or later, you will be able to generate a QR code to quickly share your wifi network password. Just go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi and press the gear icon next to the name of the Wi-Fi network you are connected to. To hit To sharewhich also has a QR code icon, enter your access code and you will see a QR code on the screen.

Ask your friends to scan this code on their phone to connect to your wifi network. Most Android phones have the Google Lens app, which can scan QR codes and quickly open them. If you have an iPhone, you can open the Camera app and scan the QR code to connect.

How to share wifi passwords from Windows

Unfortunately, Windows 10 doesn’t have a built-in way to quickly share Wi-Fi passwords. Your best bet is to use aother device to share your wifi password quickly. To find saved Wi-Fi passwords on Windows 10, go to Settings > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Click on Connections: NETWORK NAME and to select Wireless properties.

The last step is to click on the Security the tab and checking the tab Show characters box under Network security key. You will be able to see your wifi password on your computer so that you can manually share it with those who want to use your Internet connection.


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