[Full Guide] How to Share Wi-Fi Password from Mac to iPhone

Clare Phang
Last updated: Mar 11, 2024

This post will introduce how to share Wi-Fi password from Mac to iPhone. Follow this guide to enjoy the seamless Wi-Fi connection between Mac and iPhone.

Wondering whether there is a way to share Wi-Fi password from Mac to iPhone easily?

Luckily, there is. This post will teach you how to connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi without entering any password using your Mac seamlessly.

Read on to discover the step-by-step guide and simplify the way you connect your iPhone to WiFi networks.

How to share wifi password from mac to iphone

Preparation for Sharing Wi-Fi Password from Mac to iPhone

Apple offers users a convenient feature that allows users to share Wi-Fi password through iPhone and Mac seamlessly. However, many users may be confused about how to use this feature.

Below we'll introduce all the preparations you need to ensure successful Wi-Fi password sharing between iPhone and Mac.

  • For Mac: macOS High Sierra or later; For iPhone: iOS 11 or later.
  • Bluetooth is on.
  • Within Wi-Fi and Bluetooth range. (stay close)
  • Make sure the Mac and iPhone have added each other in Contacts. (with Apple ID email address)
  • Sign in with the same Apple ID on Mac and iPhone.
  • Choose the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Make sure you have turned off the personal hotspot on your iPhone.

How to Share Wi-Fi Password from Mac to iPhone

After all the preparations are done, you can start to share Wi-Fi Password from Mac to iPhone.

A common and easy way to share Wi-Fi password is via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The process may be simpler than you thought.

Here is how:

  1. Toggle on Bluetooth both on Mac and iPhone.
  2. Add iPhone and Mac's Apple ID email address to each other's Contacts list.
  • On your Mac: Go to Contacts>Click the + button>New Contact>Fill in the needed information(email address and phone number must be added)>Click the Done button.

    Add New Contact
  • On your iPhone: Go to Contacts>Click the + button>Fill in the needed information (email address and phone number must be added)>Done.

  1. Connect your Mac to the Wi-Fi you want to share with your iPhone via System Settings or Control Center.
    Connect Mac to Wi-Fi
  2. Go to iPhone Settings or Control Center>Find and tap the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. It will automatically connect to the Wi-Fi without entering or showing the password. (Some may pop up a message asking if you want to share. In this case, choose the Share option.)
  1. How to copy Wi-Fi password on Mac: Go to System Settings>Wi-Fi>Click the three dots at the end of each Wi-Fi>Copy Username/Copy Password.
  2. How to view Wi-Fi password on iPhone: Go to iPhone Settings>WLAN>Tap the i button at the end of each Wi-Fi>Tap Username/Password>This username and password will show up after your iPhone recognizes the correct Face ID.

How to Fix Wi-Fi Password Sharing Not Working

During the process of sharing Wi-Fi password from Mac to iPhone, you may encounter a Wi-Fi password sharing not working error.

But don't worry. Here we will provide you with practical solutions to this tackle problem.

  • Update iOS/macOS.
  • Toggle off both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on iPhone and Mac>Restart Both iPhone and Mac>Toggle on both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • Check whether Mac and iPhone are in each other's Contacts list.
Or you can share Wi-Fi password from Mac to iPhone via iPhone USB with the Internet Sharing feature: go to System Settings>General>Sharing>Internet Sharing>Choose the from and to connect tool.

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Are you clear about how to share Wi-Fi passwords from Mac to iPhone? Try the methods mentioned above now!

Clare Phang has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of the iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.