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How to Find a Wi-Fi Password on an iPhone?

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Do you need to see, share, or find your Wi-Fi password? But you’ve forgotten the Wi-Fi password or don’t have it written down somewhere accessible. Displaying the password on your iPhone can be quite tricky. How to find a WiFi password on iPhone? Let’s find out.

Most smart devices have a built-in feature. These devices automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network. That’s why forgetting the password is a likely occurrence. An iPhone doesn’t have a built-in feature to display a Wi-Fi network’s password. There are alternative ways to find a Wi-Fi password on an iPhone.

Keep reading to know how to find a Wi-Fi password on an iPhone through:

i) Browser

ii) Mac

Find a Wi-Fi Password on your iPhone Via Browser

Here are detailed instructions on finding your Wi-Fi password on an iPhone through a browser.

Step 1:

On your iPhone, go to Settings > Wi-Fi.

Step 2:

Now, tap on the blue ‘i’ symbol right next to your Wi-Fi network’s name.

From Settings, click on Wi-Fi and then on the ‘i’ symbol next to your Wi-Fi’s name

Step 3:

This will take you to the network’s settings. Find the option of “Router” in the list, and long-press the digits (IP address) next to it to copy them.

Step 4:

Open your web browser like Safari or Chrome on your iPhone. Paste the copied IP address in the search bar, and press “Go”.

Copy the Router digits and paste them on a browser

Step 5:

Now, provide the username and password for your router and sign in.

Note: The username and password for your router will not be the same as for your WiFi. It may be printed somewhere on the router or in the manual. If not, you can use this list to look for your router’s default username and password by brand.

Step 6:

Now, select “Wireless”. This is normally found on a menu on the left side of your screen. Depending on your router, this button may have a different name. 

Enter the username and password for your Router and then select ‘Wireless’

Step 7:

Under the network name, you’ll notice your WiFi password.

Under your network’s name, you’ll be able to see the password

Now you can either write the password down somewhere. you can change it to something you can remember. Don’t forget to “Save” after you’re finished.

And that’s how you find a Wi-Fi password on your iPhone. 

Find a Wi-Fi Password with Mac

If the previous technique doesn’t work for you, you can find the Wi-Fi password on your iPhone with the help of a Mac. For this method, your Mac computer does not even have to be connected to a WiFi network. 

Here’s how it works:

Step 1:

On your iPhone, go to Settings.

Step 2:

Tap your Apple ID on the top of the screen.

Step 3:

Next, tap on iCloud.

Click on your Apple ID and select iCloud

Step 4:

Tap on “iCloud Keychain” and ensure it is enabled. If not already, tap the toggle to turn it on.

Press Keychain and turn it on if not already

Step 5:

Now go to your Mac device, and in the top-left corner of the screen, click the Apple icon.

Step 6:

Next, go to “System Preferences”.

On your Mac, press the Apple icon and then go to System Preferences...

Step 7:

Select Apple ID (make sure your Mac is signed in to your Apple ID).

Click on your Apple ID on the top-right of the screen

Step 8:

Scroll down a bit and make sure the Keychain box is checked.

Step 9:

Proceed by selecting iCloud from the menu on the left.

Go to iCloud and make sure the Keychain box is checked

Step 10:

Now, open a new Finder window.

Step 11:

On the left sidebar of your Finder window, click “Applications” and open the utilities folder.

On a new finder window, go to Applications

Next, open the Utilities folder

Step 12:

Now, launch the “Keychain Access” app.

From Utilities, select Keychain Access

Step 13:

In the search box, type the name of your Wi-Fi network and press Enter.

Step 14:

Double-click your Wi-Fi network. This will bring up a new settings window.

Enter the name of your Wi-Fi network in the search bar and double-click on it so a new window appears

Step 15:

Check the box right next to ‘Show password’.

Make sure the small box next to Show password is checked

Step 16:

By checking the box, you will be prompted to type in your Keychain password. This is the same password you use to access your Mac computer.

Enter the password of your Mac computer 

Step 17:

After entering these details, you will be able to view your Wi-Fi password.

You’ll see your password in the box right next to ‘Show Password’

Although this method might appear to be a bit lengthy. But it’s quite easy once you know what to do and where to click. 


It’s common to forget a password that you use to log in to a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone. But the two techniques mentioned above will help you find your Wi-Fi password in no time. 

For more how-to’s and smartphone hacks, check out our blog today.

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