Easily Share Wi-Fi Passwords with Other People and Devices

You’re on vacation with your family, staying in an Airbnb, with multiple Apple devices to connect to the apartment’s Wi-Fi. Typing the password repeatedly would be a pain, but luckily, Apple has added a password-sharing feature to all its operating systems. Once you enter the password on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad, whenever someone else—or another of your devices—tries to connect to the Wi-Fi network, your device will prompt you to share the password. Just tap or click Share Password. It’s also a great way to share your home Wi-Fi password with a visitor. Even your guest network! You don’t have to be currently connected to the network a friend is trying to connect to; it just needs to be known to your device.

For password sharing to work, both devices must have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on and Personal Hotspot disabled, and you and the other person must have each other’s Apple ID email address saved in Contacts.

(Featured image by Adam Engst)

Further help

If you are an existing customer who needs help with this or if you have other questions, or if you are in San Francisco and interested in becoming a client I invite you to book an appointment with me. Otherwise, you may wish to contact Apple Support or find a local Apple consultant.

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