How to see the Wi-Fi password of your current or previously joined Wi-Fi networks on iPhone

iOS 16 makes it very easy to view the Wi-Fi password of any network you’re connected to or have connected to previously. So, if you can’t remember your Wi-Fi password, now it takes just a few steps to view it and copy it.

See Wi-Fi password on iPhone from Wi-Fi settings

See the Wi-Fi password on your iPhone

Here’s how to view the Wi-Fi password on your iPhone in iOS 16:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the info button ⓘ for the Wi-Fi network whose password you want to see.
  3. Tap Password and authenticate via Face ID or Touch ID.

Immediately you will see this Wi-Fi network’s password. You can Copy it or tap Speak to hear the password.

Three screenshots showing how to see the Wi-Fi password of a connected Wi-Fi network in iPhone Settings on iOS 16

What if you’re out of the range of a Wi-Fi network

iOS 16 lets you see a list of all the Wi-Fi networks you have ever joined, along with their passwords. So, if your parents can’t remember the Home Wi-Fi password, you can see it directly from your iPhone, and share it with them.

Here’s how to see the Wi-Fi password of any network you have connected to previously and you aren’t in range of that network:

  1. Go to iPhone Settings and tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap Edit in the top right. You will now see all the networks your iPhone has ever connected to.
  3. Tap the info button ⓘ next to a Wi-Fi network.
  4. Tap Password to reveal it.
Steps to see password of previously joined, not in range Wi-Fi networks on iPhone

No more Wi-Fi password worries

You couldn’t view Wi-Fi network passwords on iOS 15 and earlier versions, but this new feature in iOS 16 is useful on so many levels. Imagine a friend comes by, wants to connect to your home’s Wi-Fi, but for some reason, iOS’s handy password-sharing option isn’t working. Well, now you can copy the network password and message it to them.

On the Mac side of things, you’ve always been able to view saved networks and their password. It’s also easy to see passwords for your iPhone’s saved Wi-Fi networks on a Mac using Apple’s Keychain Access app. That said, there’s one Mac-specific perk that remains missing from iOS to this date: Setting the preferred order for Wi-Fi networks, but there are workarounds for that.

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