How to share your Wi-Fi password from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to share your Wi-Fi network password with friends and family.

Before you begin

  • On both devices, turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If either device has Personal Hotspot on, turn it off.
  • Make sure your Apple ID is added to the other person's Contacts app.
  • Keep the other person's device nearby, within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.
  • Make sure both devices have the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, or macOS High Sierra or later.

How to share your Wi-Fi password

  1. Make sure that your device (the one sharing the password) is unlocked and connected to the Wi-Fi network.
  2. Select the Wi-Fi network on the device you want to connect.
  3. On your device, tap Share Password, then tap Done.

Still need help?

If you still can't share your Wi-Fi password, try these steps, testing after each step:

  1. If you don't see the setup animation, restart both devices and try again.
  2. If you still can't share your Wi-Fi password, have the other person enter the password manually.
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