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Forgot your iPhone WiFi password: how to recover it

Have you connected your iPhone to a home network or a known router in your home or office but can't remember the password you used to connect? It often happens that a password may slip out of your mind, especially if you entered the same month ago and it was stored on your faithful iPhone for all this time (the device connected automatically, so you didn't have to remember it). Now that you need it because you reset the device or give it to a friend, you don't remember it anymore, so you can't share it with other people.

In this guide you will see how you can recover the forgotten iPhone WiFi password in every possible scenario, so as to immediately use the best method based on the situation. The solutions we offer in this guide include an iPhone without Jailbreak and with Jailbreak, so you can read the solution that matches you the most.

Forgot your iPhone WiFi password

As you well know, and if you are reading this guide because you have personally verified it, Apple does not allow you to see the password of a WiFi connection by default, so we have to adopt unofficial but equally effective solutions to achieve the goal.

Recover password without jailbreak

If your iPhone has not been jailbroken and you do not know the access password to the router you are connected to, retrieve the forgotten iPhone password WiFi password. Follow these brief instructions.

You will first need to retrieve the IP address of the WiFi router to which you are connected with the iPhone; usually one of the following addresses:

You can check the right IP address using the menu on your iPhoneSettings->Wifi, identifying the name of the WiFi network you are connected to and clicking on the Info button next to the network.

forgotten WiFi iPhone password

In the information sheet you will find the wording Router, with the IP address you need alongside.

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<p>This IP address has been retrieved, the time to remember it and open it on Safari from the iPhone or from PC on any other browser. To do this, just type in the IP address in the address bar of the browser chosen to see the router access screen. Enter the router username and password to access the control panel. Typically, the router username and password are admin / admin. Otherwise, check the router instruction booklet.</p>
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Now that you're inside the router configuration panel, you'll just need to find the menu Wireless, WiFi or Wireless connection to recover the access password for the network you are currently connected to with the iPhone.

forgotten WiFi iPhone password

As you can see, you can recover the WiFi password only and exclusively if you have access to the WiFi router, otherwise this procedure is not valid if you are connected to a public WiFi network. In the latter case, to see the password you must necessarily have the Jailbreak on the device and follow the next guide.

Recover jailbreak password

If the router is not accessible (maybe because you are connected to a public WiFi network or because you are on a network of which you are not the owner) but you still have automatic access to the WiFi network you can recover the password only by using the jailbreak (modifying the iPhone) and using the app on Cydia callWiFi Password List.

forgotten WiFi iPhone password

So recover the forgotten WiFi iPhone password very simple, just open the app and check the WiFi networks saved on the device, finding the one you are currently connected to; open the network and you will find the network key next to the entry Password.

How to remember passwords

It is not uncommon for us to forget the WiFi network password, especially if it consists of a series of random numbers and letters. A good way to remember this and other passwords to install an app like 1 Password on your iPhone that lets you save all your passwords and easily retrieve them when you need them.

1Password has the task of reminding you of all your passwords and keeping them safe with a password that only you know.1Password a password manager that is as easy to use as it is safe. Just add passwords and let 1Password do the rest. It also has the function that allows you to access websites and apps with just a few clicks and has integrated the password generator to change passwords and make them more secure. 1Password has the free version or, for professional use, you can switch to the paid version with app purchases.

Other guides

Not sure how to jailbreak your iPhone? Find out how to do it in the guides on the site.

LINK | Jailbreak guides

Do you want to know all the methods to recover the WiFi password, even from Android? Below you will find the guide you can read to find the methods to use.

LINK |WiFi password: how to recover it on PC and smartphone

Are you connected to a Telecom router (TIM)? You can retrieve the access password for this router using the guide available below.

LINK |Telecom modem password (TIM): how to recover it