Changing Your iPhone Wifi Password: A Simple Process

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Getting Started

Hi there, I’m Tracy. Let’s talk a little bit about your iPhone’s WiFi password. More often than not, people rarely change their Wi-Fi passwords. But there are specific instances when you need to. Maybe you’ve just updated your home’s WiFi password, purchased a new router, or you suspect that your password might’ve been compromised. Whatever the case, changing your iPhone’s WiFi password is essential to ensure uninterrupted and secure access to the internet. Making this change isn’t immensely tricky, but a little guidance would definitely make it smoother. So, let’s navigate this together.

Things to Know

Before venturing into the steps on how to change your iPhone’s WiFi password, it’s worth understanding a few things.

Saved WiFi Networks and Passwords on iPhone

Every time you connect your iPhone to a new WiFi network, it remembers not only the network’s name (SSID) but also the password. The next time your device is within that network’s range, it automatically connects to the network using the saved password.

Password Management on iPhone

Your iPhone becomes a treasure trove of passwords over time, including WiFi passwords. These are saved in a password management system on the phone itself for convenience and quick access.

Steps to Update Auto-Fill WiFi Password

Now let’s get forward to the main agenda – Updating your iPhone’s WiFi password.

Accessing the Saved WiFi Networks List

To view or alter the saved networks, go to Settings and tap on WiFi. Under My Networks, you’ll see a list of networks your iPhone remembers.

Deleting a Saved Network to Force a Password Update

To update a saved network’s password, simply forget the network: select it from the list, then select Forget This Network. Afterward, when you select the network again, you’ll have to re-enter the new password, thereby updating it.

Changing Password for Personal Hotspot

If you share your iPhone’s internet connection using the Personal Hotspot feature, it’s worth noting that this password is different from your WiFi password.

Difference from Regular WiFi

The Personal Hotspot uses cellular data to create a WiFi network that other devices can connect to. Its password is not related to your regular WiFi password.

Steps to Change Hotspot Password

To change this password, navigate to Settings > Personal Hotspot > WiFi Password. Here you can edit the existing password.

Exploring Third-Party Apps for Password Management

Apple’s default system may not always suffice for password management. Alternatives exist in the form of third-party applications, crafted to help you manage and change WiFi passwords effortlessly.

Using Third-Party Applications

Applications like 1Password, LastPass, or Dashlane can be a hub for all your passwords, offering features such as password generation, autofill, and updates.

Reliable Third-Party Apps

LastPass is an excellent option for its secure vault and intuitive interface. Dashlane also offers a remarkably intuitive interface and handy extras, like VPN and dark web monitoring.

Troubleshooting Tips

Even with this guide, problems can arise when attempting to change the WiFi password on your iPhone.

Common Issues

You may encounter problems such as the inability to forget a network or the passwords not updating. Also, there can be connectivity issues post update.

Tactics to Overcome Issues

Try rebooting your iPhone, resetting network settings, or deleting and re-downloading any password management apps. If none of these work, it may be best to contact Apple support.


Keeping your iPhone’s WiFi password updated might seem a bit technical, but I trust that with these steps and insights, it feels simpler. Remember, we’ve discussed how saved network features work on iPhone, how to update an auto-fill WiFi password, how to alter the Personal Hotspot password, explored third-party apps for password management, and even glanced at some troubleshooting tips.

As Mark Twain wisely said, The secret of getting ahead is getting started. So go on and get your WiFi passwords updated. If you ever get stuck, remember that this isn’t rocket science, and help is always around. You can reach me anytime at Together, we’ll make tech less intimidating.

1. Apple iPhone Official Page
2. LastPass Official Page
3. Dashlane Official Page