It can be maddening to see the iPhone WiFi password prompt appearing repeatedly, especially when you’re your Apple devices available nearby are already connected to the same Wi-Fi network. It’s just a minor bug, reportedly troubling many iPhone users. Here’s how to fix it!
Stop the Share iPhone WiFi password prompt from flashing repeatedly
Upon seeing the Share iPhone WiFi password prompt, you can take one of the following actions – choose to share the password or dismiss the notification by tapping the Close button. Still, you’ll find the message flashing on your iPhone screen.
- Unlock your iPhone.
- Go to Settings.
- Choose WiFi.
- Tap the Info icon next to your Wireless network.
- Tap Forget this Network option.
- Rejoin the network by entering the password again.
This should fix your problem permanently.
What is iPhone WiFi password?
It is an option that allows nearby Apple devices to join your Wi-Fi network via your iPhone in a single tap. Simply select the same WiFi network on the other device (the device you are trying to connect). Then, tap the Share Password button on your iPhone. The other device will autofill the password and connect instantly.
How do I get my iPhone to stop asking me to share password?
To stop this prompt, unlock your iPhone first and head to the Settings.
There, choose the WiFi option and then, tap the Info icon next to your WiFi network name.
When directed to a new screen, tap the Forget this Network link to disconnect the network temporarily.
Re-join the network again by entering the password.
This should fix the problem permanently.
Why did my iPhone ask if I want to share WiFi password?
Although it is a bit difficult to pinpoint the correct cause, I think this happens when you have both a 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi network that have similar names.
So, let’s say if you’re connected to a higher speed version (5G) of the same Wi-Fi network on the MacBook.
And the lower speed version (4G) on the iPhone, you’ll see the repeated prompts flashing on your iPhone to share the password.
To fix it do the following. On your MacBook, click the Apple menu > System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi > Advanced.
Here, under the Wi-Fi tab, locate your network, select it, and then click the – at the bottom to remove it.
Then restart your Mac and re-join the same network your iPhone is connected to.
Hope that makes sense!