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Jordi Cerdà

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iOS 16 Will Let You See Every Wi-Fi Network You’ve Ever Joined (And the Passwords for Them Too) By Jesse Hollington There's a small but valuable feature tucked away in iOS 16 (and iPadOS 16) that will make it much easier to manage your Wi-Fi networks — even those that aren’t nearby. The early iOS 16 betas showed that you can now see Wi-Fi passwords for any network you’re currently connected to, but it seems that there’s a broader purpose for this; iOS 16 will also let you see all of the Wi-Fi networks that you’ve ever connected to. In this context, it’s understandable how being able to read a Wi-Fi network password could be considerably more helpful. For example, if a friend or family member needs a password for your school or work network, you can now quickly look it up on your iPhone and share it with them. This also eliminates the need to record Wi-Fi passwords somewhere else for those networks you regularly join. It’s like a password manager dedicated to your Wi-Fi networks. How It Works This new feature is hidden behind an “Edit” button that discretely appears in the top-right corner of the Wi-Fi settings in iOS 16. It’s such a familiar button that it’s easy to miss on the Wi-Fi settings, but it wasn’t there before. Tapping on it requires that you authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a password. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be shown a list of all the Wi-Fi networks your iPhone knows about — all the networks you’ve joined that you haven’t explicitly removed from your iPhone with the Forget This Network button. From here, you can remove any network from the list by tapping the red minus button beside it. Tapping the info button will open up the detailed Wi-Fi settings for that network, where you can adjust the usual

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