Best 3 Options to Share Wi-Fi Password
by Anna Sherry Updated on 2019-08-05 / Update for Wi-Fi Password
Are you attending some guests at home and they are asking for your Wi-Fi password? This is a very common situation that everyone encounters nowadays. But, you don't want to go through the trouble of explaining to the guests how to enter the password, with capital or small letters, numbers, symbols, or other what not. Or you have an embarrassing password that you don't want to reveal to others, but you just can't refuse your guests. In that case, you could type in the password, but doing that for everyone and that too every time can be very frustrating. So, in this article, we will tell you how to share Wi-Fi password without needing to enter the Wi-Fi password or revealing it to anyone.
Here are some solutions to share your Wi-Fi password without any hassles.
- Option 1: Share Wi-Fi Password from iPhone/iPad to iPhone/iPad
- Option 2: Share Wi-Fi Password Between iPhone and Android
- Option 3: Share Wi-Fi Password from iPhone to Computer
Option 1: Share Wi-Fi Password from iPhone/iPad to iPhone/iPad
There are two methods to share Wi-Fi password between iOS devices. First is with the inbuilt feature in iOS 11 and higher and then using Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager. Below we will tell you how to share Wi-Fi password using these two methods in details.
Solution 1-1: Keep Them Close Together (for iOS 11/12)
Two iOS devices can share the Wi-Fi password between themselves easily thanks to a new feature in iOS 11 and above. Using this feature, you can share Wi-Fi password without revealing or typing it into another device. This makes it easy and convenient for both you and your guests. But, while it is relatively very easy to share Wi-Fi password using this method, the person you need to share your Wi-Fi password with needs to be in your Contacts list. Otherwise, you won't be able to share your Wi-Fi password with him/her. To know how to share Wi-Fi password using this method, follow the below steps -
Step 1: First, add the person to whom you need to share the password in your contacts list. To do this, tap Contacts > Add > enter contact data and finally tap "Done". If the person is already in your contact list, simply go to the next step.
Step 2: Go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth. You need to turn on Bluetooth on both your own iOS device and guest's iOS device.
Step 3: Now, bring your device close to your guest's and then on the unconnected device of your guest, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and then the select the name of the Wi-Fi network.
Step 4: This will prompt a message on your device asking you to share Wi-Fi password. Tap Share Password and the password will be shared with the guest's iOS device.
- Your iOS device needs to be connected to the Wi-Fi networks whose password you want to share.
- This method works on an iOS device with iOS 11 and above and MacOS High Sierra.
Solution 1-2: Using 4uKey - Password Manager (For All iOS Systems)
The first method can only share Wi-Fi password if the device is running iOS 11 or greater. Unfortunately, people with iOS lower than iOS 11 can't use this new feature. Thus, they could use the Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager, iOS password finder and manager, to retrieve the saved Wi-Fi password from the iOS device. Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager can retrieve the Wi-Fi password from all iOS devices, whether they have iOS 11 or greater or lesser. Thus, it can cater to a wide range of devices, making it very useful. You can also keep all the Wi-Fi password protected in Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager as well as export the retrieved Wi-Fi passwords to other password manager and applications. If you want to know how to share Wi-Fi password using Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager, follow the below steps -
Step 1: First, download and install Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager on your Windows or Mac computer/Laptop from their official website.
Step 2: After installing, launch the Tenorshare 4uKey - Password Manager by double-clicking on the Desktop icon or any other method and connect your iOS device to the computer using a compatible USB cable.
Step 3: Wait patiently for a few seconds and when the device is detected, click "Start Scan" button.
Step 4: After the scan is finished, this iOS password finder will display all your accounts and passwords in a new window. Select the Wi-Fi-account category to find all the Wi-Fi networks and their respective passwords.
Step 5: It is also possible to export your Wi-Fi passwords to a .csv file, which is compatible with Chrome, LastPass, 1Password, or other programs. Just click on the Export button and then choose any option of your choice to export the password.
Option 2: Share Wi-Fi Password Between iPhone and Android
Though, the new iOS feature allows sharing of Wi-Fi password between iOS devices easily, this method doesn't work if you need to share password from your iOS device to Android device. So, if you want to think how to share my Wi-Fi password to Android users, then you could use an app called Visual Codes. This app allows you to create a QR code for your Wi-Fi network. The person who you want to share Wi-Fi just needs to scan the QR code to connect to the network. Follow the below steps to know how to share Wi-Fi without password using Visual Codes -
Step 1: First, go to App Store and install Visual Codes App on your iPhone.
Step 2: After installing, open the App and then tap on Add Code button at the bottom the Codes page.
Step 3: Then, select Connect to Wi-Fi from the codes option and then enter the Wi-Fi network's information like SSID, Password and security mode.
Step 4: Then, click on the Create Code button and then press Create Code again for confirmation. When the code is created, just take a screenshot of it.
Step 5: Now, open the QR scanner on the Android device and scan the QR code screenshot saved in the Photos app.
Step 6: After scanning the code, click Connect and you will be connected to the Wi-Fi network.
Option 3: Share Wi-Fi Password from iPhone to Computer
It is also possible to share Wi-Fi password from iPhone to the Mac computer. This is achieved by Keychain feature on both iPhone and Mac. Keychain feature allows you to sync password across your Apple devices including iOS and Mac. Though, since, Keychain feature is not available on the Windows system, it is not possible to share Wi-Fi password from iPhone to Windows. But, if you are a Mac user, then you can follow the below steps to know share and get Wi-Fi password to Mac computers using Keychain application -
Step 1: First, on your iPhone/iPad, tap on Settings from home screen and then go to iCloud.
Step 2: In iCloud, scroll down, search and tap on the Keychain option.
Step 3: Turn on the iCloud Keychain switch and then go back top settings homescreen.
Step 4: Tap on Personal hotspot option and then turn on personal hotspot.
Step 5: Connect your Mac device to the personal hotspot network. It will start syncing Wi-Fi passwords across the iOS device and the Mac. If you want to be able to view the shared password, continue to the next step.
Step 6: On Mac, make a search for Keychain Access in spotlight search and then open it.
Step 7: Find your Wi-Fi network in the list and then double-click on it. It will open a dialog box that will contain the information about the network.
Step 8: Click on Show Password checkbox and you will be able to view the password.
Wi-Fi is a crucial element of our daily lives that everyone uses heavily. Since almost all smartphones available today have Wi-Fi facility, people prefer to use Wi-Fi to browse the internet over their cellular network as they can save on their cellular data. If you also have some friends, family, or guest turn at your home and they ask for your password it can be very troublesome. Someone may reply that he or she forgot Wi-Fi password. Of course, you can't refuse them outright, but neither can you reveal the password to them. So, in this article, we have given you several solutions on how to share Wi-Fi password without telling anyone. Overall, 4uKey - Password Manager can be a great tool in this regard and we highly recommend it.