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How to share Wi-Fi password from iPhone to Mac

Sharing WiFi from an iPhone with another Apple device means that you will have an opportunity to give the WiFi without entering the password. Previously, you would have to download a third-party app to do this. However, after iOS 11, Apple has made it easy to share a WiFi password from an iPhone to another iPhone, an iPad, or any Mac computer running macOS Sierra or later. The information below will explain how to share your WiFi password on an iPhone.

Before you start, make sure your Apple ID is in the other person’s contact list. Then go to contacts, click Edit in the top right corner, and add your Apple ID under the contact name’s email address.

How to share WiFi from your iPhone

  1. The first step you should do is go to Settings on your iPhone. This is the gear-shaped icon on your home screen.
  2. After thta, you should click on Bluetooth and make sure it’s switched on. You will know Bluetooth is on if the slider at the top of your screen is green.
  3. Then go back to Settings and tap WiFi. 
  4. After that you should definitely know that WiFi is turned on, and sign in to a WiFi network. In order to sign into a WiFi network you shuld tap on by its name from the list below and fill in your login information. If your iPhone automatically signs into your WiFi network, you can skip this step.
  5. On the iPhone that needs the WiFi password, go to Settings. 
  6. Then, you should click on WiFi. In case if you want to share a WiFi password with a Mac computer, you should click on the WiFi icon in the top-right corner of your screen and choose a WiFi network from the drop-down menu.
  7. After that, you should choose the same WiFi network the same network as on iPhone that will be sharing the password is already connected to. 
  8. Keep in mind, you shouldn’t type in the password when prompted. 
  9. On the iPhone that’s already connected, tap on the WiFi. 
  10. Then, select the Share Password option that will be displayed on the pop-up window. The two iPhones need to be within Bluetooth range.
  11. The other iPhone will then receive the password and be able to connect to the WiFi.

What to do if iPhone WiFi Sharing isn’t working

If you have faced the issue that you aren’t able to share the WiFi password between two devices, there are a few methods to make it work in a proper way:

  • First of all, you should restart the iPhone and another device.
  • Then, you should make sure that both of devices are up to date. To update your iPhone, you should go to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install. If you don’t see the option to download and update, it means that your iPhone has the latest version.
  • After that, you should disconnect from the WiFi connection and then rejoin. To do this, you shoul go to Settings > WiFi and choose the network name. Tap the letter “i” icon and then tap “Forget this Network.” After you have done it, you can rejoin the network and fill in the password.
  • Then, you should reset the network settings on your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  • Finally, try to reboot the router.

All in all, the process isn’t as complicated as you may think.

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