Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and Mac are made in such a way to keep your private information safe and secured. Once your iPhone or iPad gets connected to Wi-Fi, it continues to connect to the same network automatically. This makes passwords challenging to find once it was saved already.
Mind you, there’s no valid or official way to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on iPhone. This is because Apple is strict to protect your information, anyone can swoop into your system once your Wi-Fi network is easily accessible.
And Apple keeps on improving its security and encryption to provide solid protection to its users from data comptonization. Therefore, there’s no feature that exists yet to view your saved Wi-Fi password on iPhone not.
Unlike earlier, we have to follow the criteria to set passwords. We need to include capital and small letters including numbers and symbols to make passwords stronger. Due to this, normal people like us find it tricky to remember complex passwords.
But the good news is that we have a workaround that allows you to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone. So, if you have lost your Wi-Fi password and want to know what it was, this article is specially made for you.
Following methods and the workaround will help you to get your lost password on your iPhone.
View Wi-Fi password on iPhone using your router’s IP Address
We will simply obtain your router’s IP address in order to view the saved Wi-Fi password on your iPhone. Here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Visit the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Go to Wi-Di, and tap on the ‘i’ button located right next to your connected Wi-Fi.
Step 3: Once done, you will get to see your router’s IP address on your screen, under DHCP search for ‘Router’ which is your router’s IP address. You need to copy the router’s IP address.
Step 4: Once done, you need to paste the IP address in the URL bar and hit enter.
Step 5: The URL will take you to your router’s admin page where it will ask for your login with username and password.
By default, the username and password of every router are set to ‘admin’. Enter ‘admin’ and you should be able to get logged in unless you have changed your router’s admin page username and password.
Step 6: Every router’s admin page interface varies in terms of companies. Visit Wireless Settings (this option might be represented differently on different Wi-Fi routers).
Step 7: Now find an option that says Wireless Security > Security key. ‘Security key’ is your router’s saved password. Tap on the password’s text box and reveal the password to view it.
Now you have to know how to view your Wi-Fi’s saved password, you can enter the same password to connect different devices to your Wi-Fi.
How to use iCloud Keychain to view Wi-Fi Password on Mac
iCloud Keychain is a good feature that helps us to store passwords of websites, apps, and networks. The password gets stored into the iCloud keychain, this can save your time by allowing you to get signed indirectly without entering your username and password.
First, we need to enable iCloud Keychain on iPhone.
Step 1: Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Now, just tap on your name located on the top of the Settings window.
Step 3: Go to iCloud > Keychain. Here, you need to toggle on iCloud Keychain in order to activate it.
Step 4: Once you finished enabling iCloud Keychain, tap on the Apple logo to open the menu on your Mac computer.
Step 5: Select System Preferences and then tap on iCloud.
Step 5: Now, tick the checkbox of Keychain, this will activate the iCloud keychain on Mac.
Step 6: Open the Keychain Access feature on Mac, this can be done using the Spotlight search tool.
Step 7: Type your Wi-Fi’s name in the search box and tap on it to view the saved password.
Step 8: Select the checkbox right next to Show password, enter your Mac’s password in order to view the saved Wi-Fi password.
Make sure to get logged into the same iCloud account in iPhone and iCloud. If your password is not visible yet, It takes time to sync usernames and passwords from iCloud to the keychain.
How to view saved Wi-Fi password of your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot
Hotspot allows your device to act like a Wi-Fi, any devices connected to your hotspot can be able to access the internet or share files. But sometimes we often forgot the password of our own hotspot. Due to this, other devices are unable to connect to your personal hotspot.
Follow the steps mentioned below to view the password of your iPhone’s hotspot.
Step 1: Go to Settings apps on your iPhone.
Step 2: Visit Personal Hotspot.
Step 3: Now, you can be able to see the saved iPhone’s personal hotspot password.
Finding iPhone’s hotspot password is not that difficult, anyone who lost the password can easily retrieve it by the steps mentioned above.
Losing a Wi-Fi password is a common thing, the problem occurs when you don’t note down it at a secured place. Also, it is challenging to view passwords on Apple devices but all the methods mentioned above are valid ways to get your saved Wi-Fi password.
That’s it for now, hope this helps! Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then stay tuned for more info.