How to Share WiFi Passwords with QR Code in Android

These days everyone and their dog has a WiFi router at home for wireless internet access. The benefits of having wireless internet access are immense  as you can connect to the internet no matter where you are in your home without bothering about cables. But it also poses a little bit of risk as anyone can use your internet connection if they know your WiFi password.

If your friend asks you the password for your WiFi network then you can share it using a QR code instead of actually speaking out the password which your nosy neighbor can hear. QR code is also very easy and fast. Instead of typing a long and complex passwords slowly, QR codes can be scanned within seconds and WiFi network gets connected immediately.

Here is how you can easily share your WiFi passwords with your friends only with a QR code:

  1. Open the WiFi settings for your Android phone. This can be done in a number of ways. Easiest way is to pull down the quick access menu using two fingers and long tap on the WiFi icon. You can also find it from Android settings.
  2. Tap on the QR code icon next to the WiFi network that you want to share with your friends. You will see a QR code appear on your screen.Share WiFi Passwords with QR Code in Android
  3. Your friends can open the same WiFi network settings on their phone (step 1) and tap on the QR code scanner icon. They have to scan the QR code that is being displayed on your phone screen.
  4. As soon as the scanning is complete successfully, they have configured the WiFi network on their phone and it establishes a connection to the WiFi network.Share WiFi Passwords with QR Code in Android

This way you can share the WiFi network passwords with your friends and relatives in seconds without having to tell them your actual password.