This post will walk you through viewing saved passwords for Wi-Fi networks on an iPhone. Here’s a quick guide to find Wi-Fi password on iPhone in iOS 15.5.
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View Saved Wifi Passwords on iPhones
A common way to prevent any unauthorized access to your internet connection is to keep your network secure. To protect the network, you will need to set up a network password or Wi-Fi password. This information must be associated with the SSID.
The SSID (service set identifier) or network name is used to identify a wireless network.
Network equipment (modems and wireless routers) are typically assigned with default SSID and passwords by their respective manufacturers. The default password is usually inscribed on the sticker and at the back or bottom of the modem/router or through the settings interface. This information can also be found on the modem’s settings portal.
So far, Apple does not offer an option for users to view the current Wi-Fi password. That said, there is no way for you to know about this information on other iPhones unless the owner gives you permission to configure and manage the network settings.
However, there are other means to get this critical network information. For example, you can look up the Wi-Fi password straight through your router settings or use iCloud Keychain to view Wi-Fi password on a Mac computer. In order to use iCloud KeyChain, you will need to sign into the same iCloud account on your Apple devices.
Another way is to share your iPhone’s Wi-Fi password to other iOS devices given that both devices are running iOS 11 and later OS versions.
The Wi-Fi password that’s accessible through the iPhone settings is the one that’s set for your Personal Hotspot.
Steps to Find WiFi Password on iPhone (iOS 15.5)
If you’re trying to share your internet connection to other devices via personal hotspot and then connection is secure, the other devices would be required to enter the correct password in order to connect to it. Just follow these steps if you need help getting this done on your iOS devices.
First, enable and set up a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone (main device) with these steps:
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Tap Cellular.
Step 3: Turn on Cellular Data.
Step 4: Tap Set Up Personal Hotspot then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to finish the setup process.
Step 5: To find your Personal Hotspot password, just go to Settings-> Personal Hotspot menu and then look at the Wi-Fi Password information.
The string of characters written next to it is the password to your Personal Hotspot. And that’s what you need to give to the people whom you’d like to share your iPhone’s internet connection with via hotspot connection.
The above steps are based on the interface of the iPhone SE 3. That said, this method is likewise applicable when viewing the password for personal hotspot set up on other iPhones running on the same iOS version.
Why are Wifi Passwords on the iPhone inaccessible?
By default, the Wi-Fi password and any other saved passwords are saved in an in-built password management system called iPhone KeyChain. Passwords are deemed susceptible information and therefore they are well-encrypted and secured in a dedicated database called SQLite.
Access to the secure data in this database is close to impossible because the encrypted content is highly protected and cannot be read. Wi-Fi passwords and other user credentials saved on the iPhone are therefore not accessible.
Alternative Methods to View WiFi passwords
SSIDs and their associated password can also be accessed straight through the router settings. To do this, you will need to use the IP address that’s assigned to your router. You can find this information from your iPhone’s Wi-Fi settings menu.
A. From the Router Settings
You can look up your Wi-Fi password straight from your router settings. Since there is no way for you to view your Wi-Fi password anywhere from your iPhone settings, you can look it up through your router’s IP address instead.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap Wi-Fi and then tap the information (i) icon next to your Wi-Fi network.
- On the succeeding menu, find Router under the IPV4 Address section. Written next to it is your router’s IP address.
- Long press on the IP address and then tap Copy.
- Open your browser app and then paste the copied IP address then press enter to look it up.
- On the next screen, you will see a message saying that This Connection is Not Private. Tap Show Details to proceed.
- On the next screen, you will see further warnings. Tap the link to Visit this website.
- That should take you to your internet service provider’s portal.
- Login/sign in to your account and then view the Wireless settings of your router. There you should see the Network Name (SSID) and Password .
You may opt to delete the old password and change it to something that you can easily remember but hard for others to guess. After making necessary changes, tap Save to update the router’s information.
B. Using Password Recovery Tool for iOS
You can also resort to using third-party password recovery programs to find all saved Wi-Fi password on your iPhone without jailbreaking it.
Should you be interested, just do a quick search on which programs are compatible with your iPhone and then download your preferred program on your Mac computer.
After installing the program, connect your iPhone to your Mac computer and then use the program’s inbuilt command to start scanning for all the saved Wi-Fi passwords.
And that covers everything on this quick walkthrough.
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