How to Share Wi-Fi Password from Mac to iPhone? (A Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Apple ecosystem is one of the best platforms to be online. If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network on Mac, you can use it to share the password to your iPhone. We’ve done a lot of digging and came up with a guide on how to share a Wi-Fi password from Mac to iPhone.

Before we go deep into the topic, you need to check these requirements:

  • Your Mac and iPhone must have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features active.
  • Both devices must be close to each other and within the range of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • The Apple Wi-Fi sharing feature was available on the macOS High Sierra version or later and iOS 11 or later. So, don’t expect it to work on older Apple models.
  • Apple ID details must exist in the contact app of the other device.
  • Both devices must have the latest OS update.

How to Share Wi-Fi Password from Mac to iPhone

Checking for OS Updates on Both Devices

 You can check the update status of your Mac and iPhone by following these steps:

On Mac

  • From the Apple menu, click on the system preference.
  • Select software update by clicking the button.
  • You can see the ‘Update Now’ button if your device needs an update.
  • Click the button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

How to Update macOS

On iPhone

  • From the home screen, go to Settings.
  • Find the Software Update button and click on it.
  • You can see the ‘Update Now’ button if your iPhone needs an update.
  • Click the button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
  • Reboot your iPhone to update the settings and refresh the memory.

How to Update iOS on Your iPhone/iPad

Sharing Wi-Fi Password

Now that both devices are updated and meet the requirements, you can perform the following steps to share Wi-Fi password from Mac to iPhone:

  • Unlock your Mac and connect to the Wi-Fi network
  • Ensure your Contacts app has the other person’s Apple ID.
  • Move your Mac closer to the iPhone.
  • Choose the Wi-Fi network on the iPhone. You will be asked to enter the password. Now, you just need to be patient. 
  • On your Mac, wait for the Wi-Fi Password Share notification to appear on the screen.
  • Click Share.

Your password sharing is now complete, and you can use both devices on the same Wi-Fi network without entering the password manually on your iPhone. However, sometimes the sharing feature doesn’t work. 

If that happens, it might help if you restart both your Mac and iPhone and do the entire process again. Contact your Apple Support team or your Internet Service provider if it still doesn’t work after a few attempts.

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Improving Your Mac’s Wi-Fi Connection Speed

Sharing your Mac’s Wi-Fi password to iPhone would not be great (or may not even work) if your Mac’s Wi-Fi connection speed is not great. You can improve the speed of your Mac’s Wi-Fi connection with the following methods.

Move the Router to a Better Location

The best spot to place your router to achieve the highest possible speed is at the center. In addition, place the Wi-Fi router and your Apple devices in the same room. Moreover, remove objects around the router to avoid fluctuations and reduction in speed.

Close Inactive Tabs and Webpages

We often need to open up multiple tabs, applications, and webpages to assist in completing a task. Sometimes, we forget to close them when we don’t need them anymore. Unfortunately, that slows down your Mac’s performance.

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Close unused and unnecessary apps, programs, and web pages to release the pressure on your Wi-Fi. It will allow your Mac to have a better capacity when you share it with iPhone or other Apple devices.

Cleaning up Safari Browser

The Safari Browser, being one of the best and high-speed browsers, is the default browser for Mac. However, excessive use may affect the smooth running of the Safari Browser. 

Use these steps to clean up the Safari Browser:

  • From the Safari menu, choose the Preferences option.
  • Click on the Privacy and press the Manage Website Data button. Then click the Remove all tab button.
  • On the Safari drop-down menu, select Clean the history.
  • Open the preferences tab and click disable Safari extensions option.
  • Delete the Safari preferences file from the Library/Preferences folder.


Sharing a Wi-Fi password from Mac seems to be a great idea, especially when you don’t really know the password for the network you’re connected to. This post has given you an easy-to-follow guide on how to share Wi-Fi passwords from Mac to iPhone. Hopefully, you can now enjoy Wi-Fi on both of your devices.

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