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How to Join a Hidden Wireless Network in Apple Device

Hidden Wi-Fi networks do not broadcast their names, so they are not visible in the list of available wireless networks that iPhone/iPad/Mac displays. However, that does not mean that you cannot connect to a hidden network: you can, but you have to know its name, password and other security information. Here are two ways to connect to hidden Wi-Fi that work on laptop, tablets and hybrid devices with Apple devices.


Option 1: How to Join a Hidden Wireless Network in iPhone/iPad

Follow steps below, you should join that hidden wireless network.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.

Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on

Step 2: Scroll down and tap Other.

Step 3: Enter the name of the network, then tap Security.

Enter network name

Step 4: Choose the security type. Tap Other Network to return to the previous screen.

Step 5: Enter the network password in the Password field, then tap Join.

Enter network password

Option 2: How to Join a Hidden Wireless Network in Mac

Step 1: Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar.

Step 2: Choose Join Other Network from drop-down list.

Join other network

Step 3: Type the hidden networks name in the Network Name field.

Step 4: Select the Security type for what encryption is used, then enter the Wi-Fi password and then tap Join.

Select a security type, then enter Wi-Fi password