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Sharing Wi-Fi with another phone allows you both to enjoy one source of Wi-Fi without having to type the passcode in twice. You might have lost the password, or simply don’t want to type in all of those numbers and letters again.
Luckily, Apple has your back. In the new iOS 11 update, you can now share your Wi-Fi password with others. This makes it much easier for others to connect to your Wi-Fi while visiting your home.
Sharing Wi-Fi From Your iPhone
Today, we will be looking at how to share Wi-Fi on iPhone to make your life much easier.
Turned On Wifi
To ensure that you can successfully share the Wi-Fi password with another device, make sure that your phone has Bluetooth capabilities turned on. Now, also make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on and connected to your network that you want to share the password to.
Go To Settings
Now turn your attention to the phone that wants to connect to the Wi-Fi network. Make sure that it has the Wi-Fi turned on. Go to settings, Wi-Fi, and tap on the Wi-Fi that you want it to connect to. It should now be asking for the password.
Share The Password
Look back to the original iPhone that is already connected to the Wi-Fi. It should be displaying a popup that asks whether you want to share the password or not. Click the right button to share the password.
The other phone should have successfully received the password from the original phone and now be connected to the Wi-Fi. Bear in mind that both of these phones need to be in range of Bluetooth, so it’s best to do this when they’re right next to one another.
Why Is Sharing Wi-Fi Between Phones Not Working?
Some people have mentioned that sharing the Wi-Fi password between iPhones can be temperamental sometimes, meaning that it doesn’t work all the time. Apple has made a few statements about this and given us some troubleshooting methods to try and get the feature to work between phones.
Restart Both Devices
For starters, restart both devices and try the method of sharing the Wi-Fi password again. Make sure that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are still on for both phones.
Update The Latest Version
If it’s still not working, make sure that both devices have the most recent software updates. You will need to be running iOS 11 or later to benefit from the sharing Wi-Fi feature. Make sure that you’re running the latest version of this, and that both phones are on the most recent update.
Disconnect From The Wi-Fi Connection
Still not working? Disconnect from the Wi-Fi connection and rejoin on the original phone. Make sure that you forget the network and then join it again. (It is worth noting that you will need to type the password back into your phone, so it might make more sense to just manually connect the other phone to the Wi-Fi without sharing the passwords).
Reset Network Settings
You can also try resetting the network settings on your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings, General, Reset, Reset Network Settings.
Reset Your Wi-Fi Router
Our final tip is to reset your Wi-Fi router. If none of these troubleshooting tips work, then you might have to admit defeat and connect to the Wi-Fi manually. Try again in a few minutes, and it might work! However, it does seem like this feature is quite temperamental for most iPhone users.
Does This Method Work For Other Apple Devices?
Yes, you can share your Wi-Fi codes with other devices such as iPads and MacBook. Use the same method as listed above, ensuring that Bluetooth is on for both devices and that they are within range of one another.
Again, people have mentioned that this can be hit or miss, and sometimes it doesn’t work at all. Make sure that you use the tips that we have outlined above to try and get the feature to work.
To summarize, being able to share Wi-Fi between iPhones is an excellent idea and feature that you get with iOS 11 and later updates. It is also incredibly easy to use – when it works.
There are a few troubleshooting methods to use when you cannot share your Wi-Fi with another phone or device, so make sure to try these before giving up for good!