It’s always a good practice to use strong passwords—even for your Wi-Fi networks. However, strong passwords are often longer and more complex, which makes them harder to remember.

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Sure, you could always look up your network’s password through your router’s admin page, but it’s not the most feasible solution, and you can’t use it to find other networks’ passwords. As a solution to this issue on iPhones, Apple has finally added the ability to see the passwords of your saved Wi-Fi networks. In addition, it’s also added the option to copy these passwords and remove Wi-Fi networks you no longer use.

Follow this guide to find out how to view Wi-Fi passwords on iPhone in iOS 16 and remove the saved Wi-Fi networks you no longer use/need any more from your device.

How to View Wi-Fi Password of the Connected Network

It’s easy to find the passwords of Wi-Fi networks your iPhone’s previously connected to, right from the Settings app. To use this feature, first, update your iPhone to iOS 16.

After this, follow these steps to see the password of the connected network on your iPhone:

  1. Launch iPhone Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Click on the Info (i) button next to the SSID of the Wi-Fi network to which you’re connected.
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  4. Tap the Password field on the following screen.
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  5. Depending on your iPhone, you’ll now need to authenticate yourself using Face ID or Touch ID. Do this, and you should see the password of the Wi-Fi network in plain text.
  6. Tap the Copy pop-up on the screen to copy the Wi-Fi password.
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How to View Saved Wi-Fi Passwords in iOS 16

Alternatively, if you want to see the password of a Wi-Fi network that you previously connected to, i.e., one of the saved Wi-Fi networks, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Wi-Fi and click on the Edit button in the top-right corner.
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  3. Authenticate yourself using Face ID, Touch ID, or your device’s passcode.
  4. Tap the i button next to the SSID (or network name/Wi-Fi network) whose password you want to view.
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  5. Click on the Password field, and it shall reveal the Wi-Fi password.
  6. To copy this password, simply tap the Copy pop-up on the screen.
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How to Delete a Known Wi-Fi Network You No Longer Use

If there are any known Wi-Fi networks that you once used but no longer need anymore or don’t want your iPhone to connect to, you can delete them using these steps:

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Select Wi-Fi and click on the Edit button at the top.
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  3. Authenticate yourself using Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, depending on your iPhone model.
  4. Hit the red minus () button next to the Wi-Fi network you want to delete under KNOWN NETWORKS and tap on Delete.
    deleting known wifi networks on iphone
  5. Finally, hit Done to remove the network from the list. In case you accidentally deleted a network you didn’t intend to, click on the Cancel button in the top-left corner.

If you have the iCloud Keychain sync enabled, then as soon as you delete a saved network from your iPhone, it will also get removed from all your iCloud-synced devices, such as your iPad, Mac, or any other iPhone.

Conveniently Find Wi-Fi Passwords on iPhone and Share With Others

As you’ve just seen, iOS 16 makes viewing Wi-Fi passwords on the iPhone incredibly easy. Thanks to the new feature, you no longer need to generate QR codes for your Wi-Fi network every time you want to share its password, non-Apple device users, unlike in the past.

Additionally, this also enables you to see forgotten passwords for networks on your iPhone, so you don’t have to reset the router if you forget a password again.

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