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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 for a known Wi-Fi network in order to share it with non-Apple devices. Now, with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Apple finally added an option for users to quickly view 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 have always been able to easily view saved Wi-Fi passwords, iPhone and iPad users have never had that option until now. Fortunately, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 allow users to verify the password of a known Wi-Fi network with just a few quick steps.

This is exactly what you should do:

  • Open the settings app on your device
  • choose the wifi menu
  • Tap on the More information button next to the Wi-Fi network in the list
  • Tap on the Key code field and authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID

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

Fortunately, there is a way to do this with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 as well. After entering 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 of all your known Wi-Fi networks. Tap the More Info button, and then tap the Passwords field, just like you did before.

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

More about iPadOS 16

iPadOS 16 comes with a ton of new features, including Stage Manager, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Focus Filters, a new Weather app, camera translations, and improvements to the Files app.

look at our other 9to5Mac guides on how to take advantage of iPadOS 16:

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