There are some requirements in order for this feature to work:
- iOS devices have to be running iOS 11 and have Bluetooth turned on.
- You have to be in each other’s contacts.
- Home owners can also use their Macs to share their Wi-Fi connection, but must be running MacOS Sierra for it to work.
With both devices next to each other, on the unconnected device, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and tap to connect to the Wi-Fi network you want to join.
On the connected device, as long as your device is unlocked, you’ll get an alert that another device wants to join your network. The device requesting access will be identifiable by its name. Tap Share Your Wi-Fi to let the other device connect. And that’s it! You’ve shared your Wi-Fi connection without revealing the password.
To see this process in action, check out the video below:
What’s your favorite iOS 11 feature? Have you found the Wi-Fi sharing feature useful? Let us know in the comments.