How to change Wi-Fi name and password on an iPhone

Changing Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password can be carried out in many different ways. You can use your phone or other devices like computers to get this done. The steps provided in this context demonstrate how to change Wi-Fi name and password using an iPhone. Feel free to refer to this simple walkthrough if needed.

Start whenever you’re all set to make changes on your Wi-Fi network information.

  1. Go to your iPhone Settings-> Wi-Fi menu.
  2. If Wi-Fi is turned off, toggle the switch to turn Wi-Fi on and connect to your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Once connected, tap the information icon next to the name of your Wi-Fi network. Doing so will open network details including your router’s IP address.
  4. Copy the IP address of your router.
  5. Then open your browser app (Safari, Chrome, etc.) on your iPhone.
  6. Enter or paste your router’s IP address into the browser search bar. After entering the correct IP address, press enter so you will be routed to your router’s admin panel or security page. In here you will see various options.
  7. If prompted, enter your username and password into the provided fields on the router’s login page. If you’re not sure, then you can just enter the default username and password is admin. Or you can check on the bottom or back portion of your wireless router. The router’s username and password information is usually written in there. If it’s not, then contact your Internet service provider or router manufacturer to get the information you need.
  8. After successfully logging into your router’s page, navigate to Wi-Fi settings or something similar to that menu option. The Wi-Fi login page or security section will differ for each router.
  9. From there you should see a text field or box that indicates your current password. Edit or change the information written in that box then click Apply, Update, or Save.
  10. Restart your router to refresh the system and apply the new changes.
  11. Go back to your iPhone Settings-> Wi-Fi menu, then toggle the Wi-Fi switch to turn the feature OFF and then back ON. Doing so will refresh your Wi-Fi connection.
  12. Allow all the wireless networks to show up and you should see that your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) is already updated.
  13. Then tap to select and connect to your updated Wi-Fi network then enter the new password when asked.

If you’re using a Netgear wireless router, then you can also change your Wi-Fi network name and password using Smart Wizard. Here’s how it works:

  1. Open your Internet browser then navigate to website.
  2. Enter the router’s username and password when asked. The default username is usually admin and the password is password. If you’re not sure, check the back or bottom of your wireless router. The SSID and password information is usually written in there.
  3. Under Setup, click on the Wireless Settings.
  4. Change the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password.
  5. Take note of the new changes then click the Apply button to save the changes.
  6. After applying the new changes, go back to your iPhone Settings-> Wi-Fi menu then turn Wi-Fi off and then back on.
  7. Select your updated wireless network then enter the password to join or connect.

If you encounter any error when attempting to change your Wi-Fi network (SSID) and password or don’t see any option to change or edit SSID and password, contact your Internet service provider’s technical support team for further assistance.

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