Sharing Wi-Fi password with friends or family can be a hassle at times. For, you may not always remember your password. Not just this, there may be times you are fine sharing the internet access, but not the password. Fortunately, both Android and iOS operating systems offer easy and simple ways that allow users to share their Wi-Fi network credentials (password) without the need to manually enter them. This means that you can share the password without the need to actually enter them in the machine/device of the person you have to share it with. Here’s our ready-to-use how to with steps and important points that you need to remember.
First things first
This feature is available on all devices running on Android 8 or above version of Google’s operating system. This means that if you have a device that is powered by Android 8 or above version of the OS, you can use this feature to share passwords.
To get started, make sure that your device is connected to the Wi-Fi network that you want to share the password for.
Open the Settings app on your Android device.
Tap on “Network & Internet.”
Select the Wi-Fi network that you want to share the password for.
Tap on the “Share” button, which should be located near the bottom of the screen.
You may be prompted to authenticate with your device’s security measures, such as a password, fingerprint, or face recognition.
Once the authentication is done, a QR code will be displayed on your screen. You can allow the person you want to share the Wi-Fi password with to scan this QR code using their device’s camera app.
For this, he/she needs to open their device’s camera app. Now go to Photo mode.
Center the QR code and hold it in the frame for a few seconds. A pop-up will appear and prompt you to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
Tap ‘Connect’ to network in the pop-up to join the network.
Another way is that you can tap on the “Share” button to display the password in plain text, which you can then manually share with the person.
Do note the ability to share Wi-Fi passwords through QR codes may not be available on all Android devices, or on all versions of the Android operating system. Make sure that your device supports this feature.
Using the above steps, you can share your Wi-Fi network with anyone without having to actually share your password. This is a safe feature and guards your privacy as well.