Put an end to those annoying Wi-Fi password sharing pop-ups

It can be very convenient to easily connect to the Wi-Fi network via password sharing when you visit a new location or visit a family member or friend. Instead of having to search for the password or struggle to share long alphanumeric passwords with symbols, you can simply use Password Sharing to “drop” a password to your friend or member. your family.

But what if those notifications asking if you want to share your Wi-Fi password with nearby devices are persistent and annoying?

The good news is that it’s just as easy to stop sharing Wi-Fi password notifications as it is to share them. We’ll show you how to quickly stop Wi-Fi password sharing pop-ups on your Apple and Android phones.

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Wi-Fi password pop-up on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

How to Stop Wi-Fi Password Sharing Pop-ups on iPhone

When Wi-Fi password sharing pop-ups become too persistent, here are several options to resolve this issue:

Option 1: Disabling Wi-Fi network suggestions

  • On your iPhone’s main page, go to ‘Settings’
  • Faucet Wireless
  • Faucet ‘Ask to join networks’
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Steps to Stop Wi-Fi Password Sharing Pop-ups on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Steps to Stop Wi-Fi Password Sharing Pop-ups on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Now your iPhone will automatically join only networks it knows about. You should no longer receive prompts to share your Wi-Fi password with others.

Option 2: forget and join the Wi-Fi network

Sometimes this can help reconfigure the network.

  • On your iPhone’s main page, go to ‘Settings’
  • Faucet ‘Wireless’
  • Find your Wi-Fi network and press the ‘buttonI’ icon next to
Wi-Fi 4 password pop-up

Steps to Forget Wi-Fi Network on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Faucet ‘Forget this network’
  • Faucet ‘Forget’ in the pop-up window to confirm that you want to forget this network
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  • To join, press the network you want to join
  • Enter your Wi-Fi password and tap ‘Join’
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Steps to Forget Wi-Fi Network on iPhone (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Option 3: Remove Contacts from Wi-Fi Password Sharing

Under your contact information, you can delete the iCloud email addresses of people with whom you shared your Wi-Fi password.

  • On your iPhone’s main page, go to ‘Contacts’
  • Scroll to contact you want to edit
  • Select the contact
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Steps to Remove Contacts from Wi-Fi Password Sharing (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Scroll down to where it says “RELATED CONTACTS”, and if there is an iCloud email address associated with this contact, you will see it here
  • Press the ‘iCloud’ option
  • Faucet ‘To modify’ in the upper right corner

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Steps to Remove Contacts from Wi-Fi Password Sharing (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Scroll down and tap ‘Delete contact’
  • Faucet ‘Delete contact’

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Steps to Remove Contacts from Wi-Fi Password Sharing (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

These options should minimize persistent Wi-Fi password sharing pop-ups. However, this is part of the iOS feature to make it easier to share networks with contacts you know. You can also provide Apple with feedback to influence future changes, here.

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How to Stop Wi-Fi Password Sharing Popups on Android

When Wi-Fi password sharing pop-ups become too persistent, here are the steps you can take to fix this issue on your Android. Please note that the exact steps may vary depending on specific device models.

  • On your phone, open ‘Settings’
  • Select ‘Network and Internet’ Or ‘Connections’
  • Select a listed network, then tap “Wi-Fi options” Or ‘Advanced settings’
  • Disable “Wi-Fi sharing” Or ‘QR Code’

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Kurt’s Key Takeaways

Although the Wi-Fi password sharing feature was created to be more convenient for users, persistent notifications to share your password can be annoying and distracting. Fortunately, there are several options for disabling this feature on Apple and Android devices.

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