Yes, we understand. Data breaches are common nowadays, thus it’s crucial to choose a robust WiFi password to protect your network. Passwords that seem like a cat tap-danced on your keyboard can be amusing to look at, but they can be a pain to enter in when your friend comes over to live-tweet the newest Bachelor. Thanks to work by Apple’s engineers, you can now easily broadcast your iPhone’s WiFi password to other devices.
First things first: make sure both devices (the one sharing the password and the one receiving it) are running the most recent versions of their respective operating systems. If you don’t do it, this feature won’t operate. Apple included it in the latest release of iOS 11, so you may now securely share your password with other users of the same or later operating system. If all your gear is up to date, you can skip forward to the section on password sharing.
Tips for Installing the Most Recent Versions of I Os and Mac Os
Be careful to create a backup of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch before installing any iOS updates. We won’t criticise you for anything, be it a dissertation or an ill-advised TikTok: You should back up everything of importance. The next step is to connect your device over a WiFi network after plugging it in. To access General, select Settings. A tiny red dot will appear next to the Software Update button to indicate when an update is ready.
When you select Software Update, you’ll see an opportunity to download and install the latest version of the software. You might be prompted to enter your device’s passcode after tapping this button. Soon after that, the update will start downloading and installing by itself.
Keep in mind that you should always have a backup of your data before updating the MacOS on your laptop or desktop. Operating system updates can be time-consuming and resource-intensive, so it’s important to do it when connected to a stable WiFi network and with your computer plugged in to avoid losing battery life. When your Mac is powered on and connected to a wireless network, select System Preferences from the Apple menu in the top left corner of the screen. Click Software Update in the System Preferences box that appears. To the right, you’ll see the current upgrading status. To get the most recent version, select Upgrade Now. The installer window will open up after the download has been completed. To finish the setup process, please refer to the window for instructions.
Explaining how to give out your secret code
Check that the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi options on both gadgets are activated. The critical point is that both parties have your Apple ID email address recorded in their address books. If you and a friend are sharing a WiFi password and you both use Apple IDs with different email addresses, such as bachelor firstname.lastname@example.org and final email@example.com, respectively, make sure that both of your Apple IDs are stored in the respective contact lists on your respective devices. If you have forgotten the email address associated with your Apple ID, you can retrieve it by logging into iCloud.com.
The next steps should be clear. Maintain close proximity and ensure both devices are within WiFi and Bluetooth range. You must initially join the WiFi network using the device that has the shared password. Then, on the device that will be receiving the password, navigate to the WiFi settings menu. When you attempt to share a password, a window will appear on the sharing device, asking if you’re sure you want to share it.
Sharing your iPhone’s Wi-Fi with your Android device
- Apple devices, including smartphones and tablets, do not facilitate the transmission of Wi-Fi network credentials to Android devices. Instead, a third-party app is required to create a QR code that can be read.
- Here, Visual Codes will be used as an illustration tool. The app itself is free to download and use, but in order to share your password with others, you’ll need to pay $0.99 to unlock the Share & Print Codes feature and $1.99 to unlock the Save Scanned Codes function.
- It would be great if the Wi-Fi password on your Macbook could be used on your iPhone.
- Yes. The software on Macs and iPhones is more integrated because they are Apple products. Because of this, exchanging Wi-Fi credentials, backing up data, and transferring files is a breeze.
- Put your iPhone in close proximity to your Macbook after it has been connected to the Wi-Fi network. Identify the wireless network on the iPhone that you wish to join (it should be the same network the Macbook is connected to). Your Mac will prompt you for the Wi-Fi password via a pop-up window. If you want to let someone else use your iPhone, you can do so by selecting Share. Keep in mind that you must be using macOS High Sierra or a later version.