Sharing Wi-Fi passwords on Android devices used be a pain, but things changed when Google introduced an easy way to get the job done with Android 10.
Sharing Wi-Fi passwords on Android devices used be a pain, but things changed when Google introduced an easy way to get the job done with Android 10. Since then, users have been able to share Wi-Fi passwords easily between Android devices simply by scanning a QR code. Sharing Wi-Fi passwords is very often a necessity, and Android users no longer have to actually spell out the password to be able to share one with friends and family.
Released in 2019, Android 10 was an important update that brought a lot of thoughtful new features to Google’s mobile operating system. While the ability to easily share Wi-Fi passwords with other devices was a welcome move, the headline Android 10 feature was a system-wide dark mode that users had long been clamoring for. Android 10 also brought Smart Reply to all compatible messaging apps, enhanced location and privacy tools, a Focus Mode, Live Caption, new parental controls, and more.
To share a Wi-Fi password from an Android device, first make sure it is connected to the Wi-Fi network whose password will be shared. Then pull down the Quick Settings menu/notification shade and tap on the ‘gear’ icon to open the Settings menu. On the Settings page, select ‘Network and Internet‘ (it could be called ‘Connections‘ on some Android devices) and then choose ‘Internet‘ or ‘Wi-Fi‘, depending on the device. Now tap on the SSID of the target network and then select ‘Share.’ The phone will generate a QR code that can then be scanned by any device (running Android 10 or above) and used to log in to the same network.
Share Wi-Fi Password On All Android 10+ Devices
It’s worth noting that, since most Android devices comes with custom skins, not all have the exact same menu. So while some of the aforementioned entries could vary from one device to another, all devices running a minimum of Android 10 should still have the ability to share Wi-Fi passwords with other smartphones and tablets. If anyone is struggling to locate the exact options on their device, digging deep into the Wi-Fi and internet settings should reveal the option to share a Wi-Fi password from their device. For reference, Apple also lets users easily share Wi-Fi passwords from iPhones and iPads, although both devices do have to be made by Apple for the feature to work.
Sharing a Wi-Fi password can be helpful in a number of ways. For example, in addition to enabling friends and family to connect their devices to a network, the ability to share Wi-Fi credential can also prove useful when someone is trying to set up a new device and can’t actually remember the password. No matter what the reason, Wi-Fi passwords can quickly and easily be shared from one Android device to another.
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