Most devices automatically connect to the Wi-Fi they’ve logged in before, so it’s easy to forget Wi-Fi passwords these days. Luckily, recovering the passwords doesn’t have to be an impossible chore. With some simple steps, you’ll be able to see your password or share it with someone, avoiding looking at the bottom of your router and shouting random letters, numbers, and special characters at your friend on the other side of the room.
How to know a Wi-Fi password on Android
Finding Wi-Fi password is easy if you are running Android 10 or above. If you are using the latest Android phone, that should not be a problem at all.
- Go to Settings>Network & Internet.
- Tap Wi-Fi and select the network you want to know the password.
- Click on the gear icon next to the network.
- Tap Share and enter your PIN or password when prompted.
- Then the network’s password will show up below the QR code. Ask your friend to scan the QR code to log in to your network, or copy and paste the password for connection.
How to know a Wi-Fi password on iPhone
You can’t directly find a Wi-Fi password on your iPhone, but there’re some other options to share the WiFi of your iPhone. To do that you should make sure both your phone and the other person’s are iOS 11 and above. In addition, the person’s Apple ID must be in your Contacts app and Bluetooth should be enabled on both devices.
- Place your iPhone near your friend’s iPhone.
- Then your friend should try to connect to the same network, until you see a “Share Your Wi-Fi” pop-up on your iPhone screen.
- Tap Share Password, and your friend will automatically get connected to the WiFi Network.
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