How to Share Your Android Wi-Fi Password Using QR Code

BY admin April 12, 2020 Let Me Know How! 3 views

Have you ever encountered a situation where your friends come over to your place and ask for your Wi-Fi password to connect to your Internet?

Have you ever encountered a situation where your friends come over to your place and ask for your Wi-Fi password to connect to your Internet? There are times when sharing your Wi-Fi password is not possible, either because it is too long and you can’t remember it, or you are afraid they will spread your password around and make your Wi-Fi network vulnerable to hackers. Fortunately, Android offers a way to use a scannable QR code image to share your Wi-Fi.

Generating the QR Code

For this to work, your Android phone has to be connected to the Wi-Fi network. Turn on your Android phone and go to the Settings menu.

Note: the following steps will differ from phone to phone, but the QR code sharing option will be there unless you are using a really old Android phone.

Scroll down the list of options relating to the functioning of your phone until you see the Network & Internet option. Click on this option to open a new page of functions.

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Click on Wi-Fi. You will see the name of the Wi-Fi network that you are currently using on the new page.

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Next to the name of your Wi-Fi network is a gear icon. Press it to go to its Settings page.

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Tap on the blue Share button. In the new window that pops up, enter your password code to verify that you are the owner of the phone.

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A QR code will appear onscreen.

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On your friend’s Android phone, go to Settings, then “Network and Settings,” and open the list of Wi-Fi networks that are available.

Scroll down the list until you see the “Add Network” option, and tap on the blue QR code icon next to it.

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Aim the phone at your QR code, and it will connect your Wi-Fi network.

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