Last updated on October 11th, 2022 at 08:22 amPosted in Bug Fixes by Tyrone on September 4, 2021
Is your iPhone prompting you to Share WiFi Password every time you unlock it? Does this happen although all Apple devices available nearby are already connected to the same Wi-Fi network? The Share Password popup is a common bug that flared up during iOS 15 beta testing. Read on to find out how to fix it.
How To Fix Share WiFi Password Bug
Before you apply the troubleshooting tips listed below, make sure that you run the most recent iOS 15 version available. As mentioned, this bug surfaced during the beta testing stage and Apple is already aware about it. Thus, any subsequent update could contain the fix.
(Update, October 5)
Extra Fix: Remove WiFi Network On Mac
Katharina reports that she managed to stop WiFi Password popup request by forgetting the network that was triggering the error on Mac.
Yes, you can forget a network on the iPhone if you’re not connected to it anymore, but you can do so in macOS. Removing the WiFi network from Mac will also remove it on other devices (iPhone) using iCloud KeyChain (Same Apple ID)!
- Open System Preferences and click on Network.
- Go for Advanced and click the WiFi tab at the top.
- Find the network name that’s mentioned in the share WiFi password prompt, in the list of all Wi-Fi networks that your Mac connected to.
- Click on it and remove it using the ‘-‘ (minus) option.
Does it help? Please confirm the fix in the comments!
1. Share Password
The Wi-Fi Password popup comes with two options. You can Share Password or dismiss the card, by tapping the ‘x’ available in the top-right corner of the card.
Although you’re attempted to dismiss the popup, because it’s obviously redundant, try to go for Share Password, to see if it helps closing the loop.
2. Reboot iPhone
If the prompt encouraging you to share the Wifi Password continues to slide in from the bottom of the screen, try to force restart your iPhone.
A fresh reboot could filter minor glitches and solve this problem, at least temporarily.
3. Forget Network
- Dismiss the Wi-Fi Password popup and browse for Settings -> Wi-Fi.
- Tap the blue ‘i’ icon available next to the WiFi network name.
- Go for Forget This Network.
- Tap Forget to confirm and rejoin the same network.
Did any of the above tips help you fix the Share Wi-Fi Password bug? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section and share your feedback.
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