Apple’s iOS operating system has a useful built-in feature that allows users to quickly share Wifi passwords between devices by placing them side by side.
This feature uses technologies like Wifi, Bluetooth and identifies each user’s Apple ID account to securely share Wifi passwords between iOS devices. This article will guide you to share Wifi passwords between iPhone devices in detail.
- Check iPhone to start Wi-Fi password sharing
- How to share Wi-Fi password from iPhone to iPhone
- How to fix it if Wi-Fi Password Sharing doesn’t work.
Check iPhone to start sharing Wi-Fi password
There are 5 conditions you should remember to check before sharing your Wi-Fi password from your iPhone:
Step 1: Unlock both iPhones and keep them close to each other.
Step 2: Turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for both iPhones from Settings or Control Center (one phone must be connected to Wi-Fi).
Step 3: See if the email addresses used with the respective Apple IDs are saved in each other’s contacts.
Step 4: Make sure that both iPhones have the latest iOS version.
Step 5: Both devices must be signed in to iCloud.
Go through the checklist above and if everything is fine, then both phones are ready to share wifi password.
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How to share Wi-Fi password from iPhone to iPhone.
First, you need to make sure that the Wifi and Bluetooth of both devices (shared device and password shared device) is enabled. This is quite similar when we use the fast data sharing feature via AirDrop.
If it is not enabled, check-in Control Center or open the Settings app (Settings) >> Wifi and Settings >> Bluetooth to activate it. Then follow these instructions:
Step 1: Save the Apple ID account of the other device in your phone’s Contacts. If you do not do this, the Wifi password sharing feature will not work.
You need to open the contact section of the other device and enter the email address registered for the Apple ID account of that device in the email address section of the contact section.
Note: if two devices share the same Apple ID, you don’t need to do this step.
Step 2: Connect a device to the Wifi network.
Step 3: On the other device, open the Settings application (Settings) >> Wifi >> Select the Wifi network you want to connect to >> Enter the password of this Wifi network to continue.
Step 4: Unlock the iOS device connected to the Wifi network and place it next to the device with which you want to share the Wifi password. The connected device will display a message asking if you want to share the Wifi password with the other device.
Click the “Share Password” button. Immediately the other device will receive the Wifi password and start connecting.
After completing the above 4 steps, you have finished sharing the Wifi password and both devices are connected to the network without you having to read the password manually.
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How to fix it if Wi-Fi Password Sharing doesn’t work.
There may be cases where sharing the Wi-Fi password between two iPhones doesn’t work. It could be one of the 5 conditions in the above checklist. If not, try these steps:
- Restarting either or both phones may fix the problem.
- Make sure both your iPhones are within range of each other and not far away from Wi-Fi coverage either.
- See if the router is working. If not, try turning it off and on or performing Wi-Fi router troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue.
One of the phones may have a different version of iOS. To check your iPhone software version, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
If iOS is current, you will see a message saying Your Software is up to date. If the screen suggests an update, go ahead and install it. The receiver may have used wifi signals in the past.
In that case, try using the Forget this Network option next to the connection name in Settings and try again. You can reset your network settings if connection problems persist. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will delete all Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, VPN, and APN settings present on the phone.
Through the article on Apkpure247, I have detailed instructions on how to share Wifi passwords between iPhone and iPad devices. This method only applies to iOS 11 and above devices and is often used in case friends share Wifi at home. Wishing you success!