How to view saved WiFi passwords on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

How to view saved WiFi passwords on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

Apple revealed iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura during the main keynote of WWDC22. When compared to 2021’s major releases, these new operating system (OS) updates pack A LOT of visual changes. The iPhone has become more customizable, while M1 iPads now support resizable app windows. In the meantime, Apple has streamlined the Mac’s UI to better match that of iPadOS. One of the most notable quality-of-life additions on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 is the ability to view saved WiFi passwords. For the longest time, this feature had been exclusive to macOS. Now Apple mobile users also get to view a list of all networks they’ve saved, reveal their passwords, or forget/delete them. Below are the detailed steps you need to follow to do so.

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View saved WiFi passwords on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

The process is similar on both iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. So whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or both, the steps below remain unchanged.

  • Ensure your iDevice is running at least iOS 16 or iPadOS 16.

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  • Launch the Settings app.

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  • Select Wi-Fi.

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  • Select Edit in the top right corner.

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  • Authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or your device’s password — depending on the device you own.

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  • A list of all saved networks will appear. There you can choose on the (i) icon next to a network’s name to view its password or forget it.
  • Keep in mind that if you have iCloud Keychain sync enabled, then deleting a WiFi password from one Apple device will delete it on all of your iCloud-enabled devices. You would need to re-enter the password to join the particular network again.

Viewing saved WiFi passwords on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 is a relatively minor feature. Nonetheless, it’s a very welcome and long overdue addition to the operating systems. Users no longer need to rely on a Mac to reveal a password they can’t seem to remember.

How often do you view a saved WiFi password? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging with his dogs at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. He can be reached on Twitter @Mahmoudzitani or via [email protected]

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