My organization's WiFi username & password has punctuations in it. Namely a Windows-style DOMAIN\user username, which contains a backslash ("\") character.

watchOS 6's "connect to" WiFi doesn't allow using the iPhone to enter passwords. This makes it really difficult to enter punctuations other than hyphen -, underbar _ and period ..


Scribble feature of Apple watch can be awesome. It allows Apple Watch users to discreetly scrawl text replies on their wrists, no iPhone keyboard necessary.

While entering WIFI password, you should get a Scribble screen where you can write with your finger. Have you checked that?

  • Yes. Can write. Can't enter backslash as it keep interpreting it as a 1 or l. – adib Sep 23 '19 at 9:54
  • It is not that hard, as more flat \ will work easily. I am using Apple Watch 4 and never had an issue. – Udhy Sep 23 '19 at 9:55
  • I find it impossible to type an Active Directory DOMAIN\user using Scribble. Adding a space before "\" often works, but without the space it keeps insisting l, 1, or _. But AD usernames don't have spaces in them. – adib Sep 24 '19 at 1:50

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