How to Share Wi-Fi Password on iPhone iPad
in iOS 11

Summary

In the new iOS 11, Apple makes it easy to share Wi-Fi with friends nearby. Read this guide to see how to share Wi-Fi password on iPhone iPad running iOS 11.

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Aug. 07, 2017

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The new iOS 11 was announced on June 5, 2017 at Apple’s 28th WWDC, and the public version will come out this September. There are many iOS 11 new features that we have already known like the new customization options or the redesigned App Store. Besides these excellent features, there are also quite a few hidden features that Apple didn’t mention on WWDC, like “Share Your Wi-Fi”.

What is “Share Your Wi-Fi”

In the past, when your friends come to your house and want to join the Wi-Fi, you need to tell them the password and then, they enter password on their devices. You may feel a little annoying if the password is hard to remember.

But now with iOS 11, Apple makes it easy to share Wi-Fi on iPhone and iPad. When a device nearby also running iOS 11 attempts to join the Wi-Fi you have already logged in, a request will send to you, then you can just confirm and send password to the device. No copy and past required, which is quite convenient. By the way, the Wi-Fi Sharing function also works on Mac running macOS High Sierra.

How to Share Wi-Fi Password on iPhone iPad in iOS 11

Step 1. Open Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both the devices, and make sure they are unlocked.

Step 2. On unconnected iOS 11 iPhone iPad: Go to Settings > Tap Wi-Fi > Tap the network that you want to join.

Share Wi-Fi Password in iOS 11 – Step 2

Share Wi-Fi Password in iOS 11 – Step 2

Step 3. Hold the unconnected device near the unlocked device that has the password.

Step 4. An alert will appear on the device that has the password, says that “XXX would like to join your Wi-Fi network…” > Tap Send Password > The password will be quickly entered into the other device.

Share Wi-Fi Password in iOS 11 – Step 4

Share Wi-Fi Password in iOS 11 – Step 4

Note:

If you want to share Wi-Fi password from Mac running macOS High Sierra to iOS 11 iPhone iPad, here are the steps:

Hold your device near the unlocked Mac > You will see an alert message offers two options: Decline & Share > Click Share.

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