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How To Display Wi-Fi Passwords on iPads

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Do you need to connect a device to your Wi-Fi but have forgotten the password? Thankfully, you can find it on your iPad without breaking a sweat.

Quick Answer

To display your Wi-Fi password on your iPad, open the Wi-Fi settings and tap the “i” icon next to your Wi-Fi name. Tap “Password” and verify the action using your Face or Touch ID.

To help make this task easier, we have written an extensive guide on displaying the Wi-Fi password on your iPad with step-by-step instructions.

Displaying Wi-Fi Passwords on iPads

If you don’t know how to display the Wi-Fi password on your iPad, our following 5 step-by-step methods will help you go through the entire process quickly.

Method #1: Using Wi-Fi Settings

With these steps on iPads that have been updated to iOS 16, you can easily display your Wi-Fi password in the Settings app.

  1. Launch Settings.
  2. Tap “Wi-Fi”.
  3. Tap the “i” icon next to your Wi-Fi name.
  4. Tap “Password”.
  5. Authorize the action with your Touch or Face ID to display your password.
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This method will not work for any iPad with iOS 15 or earlier.  

Method #2: Using Router Settings

To display your Wi-Fi password on your iPad, access the router settings in the following easy way.

  1. On your iPad, open the Wi-Fi settings.
  2. Tap the “i” icon next to your Wi-Fi’s name and copy the router’s IP address.
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  3. Launch a web browser, paste the copied IP into the address bar, and tap “Go”.
  4. Sign in as “Admin” on the router web panel with your router’s password.
  5. Go to the “Wireless Setup” to view your Wi-Fi password, and you’re done!
Keep in Mind

In most cases, your router’s password will either be “admin” or none. However, if both of these don’t work, you can search for your router’s password on the internet or contact your internet service provider.

Method #3: Using iCloud Keychain

If you wish to display your Wi-Fi password on your iPad, you can easily do so with the help of iCloud Keychain on a Mac.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPad, navigate to “iCloud”, and turn on “Keychain”.
  2. Turn on the “Personal Hotspot” settings and connect your Mac to your iPad hotspot.
  3. Press the “Cmd” and “Space” keys to open the Spotlight search on Mac.
  4. Search for “Keychain Access” in the given field.
  5. Search for your Wi-Fi network by its name and double-click it to open.
  6. Check the “Show password” box and enter your Mac account password, if prompted, to view your Wi-Fi password.
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Method #4: Using the Sharing Feature

On iOS versions 11 or above, you can use a unique sharing feature to display your Wi-Fi password on another iPad in the following way.

  1. Launch Settings and open “Wi-Fi” on the first iPad.
  2. Tap your Wi-Fi from the available devices.
  3. Bring the second iPad connected to the Wi-Fi closer to the first iPad.
  4. Tap “Share Password” on the pop-up message on the second iPad to give your permission.
  5. Your Wi-Fi password will now be displayed on the first iPad.
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Method #5: Using Third-Party Software

With these steps, you can easily find your iPad Wi-Fi using third-party software called 4uKey – Password Manager on your Mac.

  1. Launch a web browser on your Mac and go to the Tenorshare website
  2. Download, install, and launch the 4uKey – Password Manager software.
  3. Connect your iPad to your Mac via a USB cable and wait for the software to identify it.
  4. Click “Start” on the Home screen, click “Start Scan”, and wait for a few seconds.
  5. Select “Wi-Fi Accounts” to display your iPad’s saved passwords.
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Quick Note

You can also export this list to your iPad by clicking “Export”.

Summary

In this guide, we have discussed how to display your Wi-Fi password on your iPad using Wi-Fi and router settings, iCloud Keychain and sharing feature, and third-party software.

Hopefully, your issue has been resolved, and you can now easily find the Wi-Fi password to change it or connect other devices to the network.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I find the settings on my iPad?

If you can’t find Settings or any other app on your iPad Home screen, you can use Spotlight search to access it by swiping down with your finger on the screen and searching for “Settings”. Now, tap the gear icon to go to settings on your iPad.

What are the three buttons on the side of my iPad?

Your iPad has between three to five buttons, depending on the model. They could be powerhome, and volume up and down buttons.

What does double-clicking the Home button on the iPad do?

You can double-click the Home button on your iPad to display a list of all open apps. Without a Home button, you can only access the App Switcher by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and holding your finger still in the middle.

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