Mac 2022: How to share your Wi-Fi password from your laptop to your phone



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If you need to share your Wi-Fi password so you can connect on your iPhone, you can easily do that between your Apple devices.

Share Wi-Fi from Mac to iPhone

In order to effectively share your Wi-Fi password between iPhone and Mac, make sure the Mac is running macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later. Also update the device to the latest software version.

You’ll also need to be signed into an iCloud account using your Apple ID on each device, according to HowtoGeek.

If you’re using devices with different iCloud accounts, make sure each person has the other person’s address in their contacts on the phone or laptop.

After completing the above mentioned section, turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your iPhone and Mac.

Disable any personal hotspots you may have enabled on either device. Physically place the Mac and iPhone within 20 feet, according to LifeWire.

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Connect to the Mac and make sure it’s connected to the Wi-Fi network whose password you want to share with the iPhone, then place your phone near your laptop. On the iPhone, open the Settings app and click Wi-Fi.

In the list of Wi-Fi networks, tap the name of the network you want to connect to. If all goes well, you will see “W-Fi Password” on your laptop screen.

It will ask you if you want to share your Wi-Fi hotspot password with iPhone and tap Share. The Mac will transmit the Wi-Fi network password to your phone and your phone will connect to the network.

How to find your Wi-Fi on your computer

If your router is still using the already saved username and password, they should be easy to find. Modern Wi-Fi routers come with a default network name and password.

To find the default password, find your Wi-Fi router and you should see a sticker somewhere on it that contains both the SSID and password, according to CNET.

If you haven’t changed the default password yet, you can use the password to effectively log in to the router. If you don’t see a default password printed on the router, try checking the documentation that came with it for more information.

Once you connect to a Wi-Fi network from a Windows laptop or desktop, Windows will remember the password for that Wi-Fi network.

You can find the Wi-Fi password on any Windows computer currently connected to this Wi-Fi network or those that are already connected.

To find the password for the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to in Windows, go to Network and Sharing Center in Control Panel.

The fastest way to do this is to right-click the Wireless Network icon on the taskbar and click Open Network and Sharing Center.

Windows also stores the Wi-Fi password of networks you have previously connected to. In Windows 7 and earlier, you can find them from the Network and Sharing Center, but in Windows 8 and 10, you have to use the command prompt.

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