9 Tips to Fix iPhone Not Sharing WiFi Password in iOS 13/12

A hidden feature in iOS 13 and iOS 12 is “Share Wi-Fi Password”. What can it do for us? Your friends wanted to connect to your WiFi which has complicated password settings for security issues. You then need to repeat the password constantly until they enter the correct one. It sounds embarrassing and cumbersome, right?

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In iOS 13 or iOS 12, you can wirelessly share the WiFi password to your friends with just a tap. However, several users reported the issue of iPhone not sharing WiFi password with other devices. It always says that it fails. Don’t worry. In this article, we will share you 9 quick tips to fix iPhone not sharing WiFi password.

Part 1. How to Fix iPhone WiFi Sharing Not Working in iOS 13

Tip 1. Turn On WiFi and Bluetooth on Both Devices

In order to share your WiFi password with your friends and family, both WiFi and Bluetooth should be enabled on the two devices. If you can’t share Wi-Fi password on your iPhone, check these settings first and ensure they are turned on. Also, the Personal Hotspot should be turned off.

Tip 2. Restart Both Devices and WiFi Router

Restarting is always the first idea that comes to our mind whenever any issues occurred on the iPhone. It can give the device a fresh start and then fix minor software glitches. Also, you can try to restart the router to fix issues related to WiFi. Here’s how to do it:

Power Off iPhone: Press and hold the iPhone’s Power button until the “slide to power off” option appears. Slide from left to right on the screen to power off the iPhone. Wait for 15 seconds then hold the Power button again to turn on the device until the white Apple logo appears.

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Reboot Router: You can take the WiFi router out of the power source for ten seconds and plug it back in. Then reconnect the iPhone with WiFi and try to share the password again.

Tip 3. Turn WiFi Off and Then Back On

If the WiFi share password on your iPhone is not working, another simple fix is to turn your WiFi off and then turn it back on. You can swipe up from the bottom of the home screen to disable WiFi and enable it again in Control Panel, or go to Settings > Wi-Fi to turn off WiFi and turn it back on.

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Tip 4. Keep the Two Devices Near Each Other

You won’t be able to share a WiFi password if the two devices are too far apart. In this situation, just keep the two iDevices that you want to share a WiFi password close to each other and ensure they are within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.

Tip 5. Forget the Network and Re-join

The WiFi connection problem could also lead to the iPhone WiFi password sharing not working smoothly. Thus forgetting the network and joining again could also be effective to fix the problem.

To do that, navigate to Settings > Wi-Fi, find the network name and click on letter “i” which is at the right of the network name. Then tap on “Forget This Network” on the screen. After that, you need to rejoin the WiFi network by entering the password again.

forget this network

Tip 6. Reset Network Settings

Try this choice if the methods above are not working. Refresh network settings will make a difference to the iPhone not sharing WiFi password problem. Before going ahead, you need to be mindful of the fact that all the cellular data, Wi-Fi passwords, Bluetooth, VPN and other settings will be erased on the device. You’ll need to reconnect to the WiFi network and enter the password.

  1. Launch Setting on iPhone and tap on General.

  2. Click on “Reset” and select “Reset Network Settings”.

  3. Enter your iPhone passcode and confirm the action on the popup.

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This action should help to fix various WiFi problems, including iPhone won’t share WiFi password.

Tip 7. Make Sure That Both iDevices Are Running iOS 13

Apple made it possible to share a WiFi password along with the release of iOS 11. This means that the WiFi password sharing feature can only be used on iPhone, iPad running iOS 11/iOS 12/iOS 13 version or a Mac running macOS High Sierra. In a word, both of the devices you want to share a WiFi password should be updated to the newest version.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check if the newest iOS 13 version has been installed updated. If a new update is available, click on “Download and Install” to keep the device up to date.

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Tip 8. Fix WiFi Sharing Not Working without Data Loss

To tell the truth, after upgrading to iOS 13 or iOS 12, different problems will come up from time to time. That’s why FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is developed. It’s a reliable 3rd-party tool to kill most iPhone problems in a moment without any data loss. And you don’t need any profession technical knowledge to use it. It is simple to operate.

Core features of FoneGeek iOS System Recovery:

  • It is able to addressing all issues related to iOS system.
  • No date will get lost during and after the fixing process.
  • Its user-friendly interface will make you control the program without any hassle.
  • iOS 13 and iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max are all supported.

   

Step on how to fix iPhone WiFi sharing not working without data loss:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer and install the iOS repair tool on your computer, then select “Repair Operating System” and plug the device to computer.

choose repair mode and connect the device

Step 2: When your device is detected by the program, choose the option “Fix Now” to continue. (Note: the program will provide the instructions to enter recovery mode for users whose devices cannot be successfully connected.)

cilck on fix now

Step 3: The program will automatically detect the iPhone information and its relevant firmware package. Check the device information and correct it manually if necessary. Then tap on “Download”.

download firmware package

Step 4: After the download process has completed, the program will start repairing your iPhone. Once it is done, you can directly reboot the device to check its performance.

repair ios system

Tip 9. Restore iPhone to Factory Settings (Data Loss)

The most universal way to remove bugs on iPhone is to restore the iPhone to factory settings, to say it informally, refreshing the iOS version. To avoid data loss, you need to take your time to make a full backup of the iPhone data with iTunes or iCloud, or third-party tool like FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore.

Ensure that the complete data are protected in a secure way and download the newest ipsw file with iTunes and restore the iPhone to factory settings.

Part 2. How to Share WiFi Password without Entering the Password

The device connected with WiFi is called device A, and the device not connected with WiFi is called device B.

Step 1: Enable WiFi from Settings on both the 2 devices running iOS 13 or iOS 12. Ensure that device A is connected with WiFi.

Step 2: The device connected with WiFi should be unlocked. Then take the 2 devices close with each other.

Step 3: A pops up will appear on device A asking to share its WiFi as the picture below, just tap "Share Password" button to share the password with device B.

share wifi password

Step 4: On device B, the password will be automatically filled in. And that’s all of it!

The Final Word

Hope that you’ve already fixed the issue on your iPhone and now you can wirelessly share a WiFi password with your friends. If your iPhone still fails to share Wi-Fi password, you can have your friends to enter the password manually. If you know any better idea to overcome the problem of iPhone WiFi sharing not working in iOS 13/12, please feel free to share with us. We are glad to hear your productive deliberations.

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By Fay J. Melton

Posted on May 05, 2018, 14:19:16

Fay Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.