How to Easily Share Wi-Fi Passwords on Android

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We are in a connected world and at our homes or workplaces, we do have Wi-Fi that helps us offset mobile data bills. The same can be said when we visit entertainment spots and want to just use their Wi-Fi connection for the same reason.

However, sharing Wi-Fi passwords is not as easy as it sounds because there are chances you will miss a case-sensitive character or number, and have to ask for it again and again. Not groovy at all.

Other cases have the password recorded on the router, but that is often changed. Safaricom Home Fibre, for instance, recommends you set up a new password for new customers.


So, is there an easier way to share a Wi-Fi password? Of course, there is, and you only need two or so clicks to do so.

And here is how you do it.

  • Open your Wi-Fi settings, the same page that shows the network you are connected to and other available networks.
  • Now, depending on your phone type, there should be a settings button next to the network you are connected to.
  • Click it.
  • Now, I have a Samsung phone, so when I do so, a new page with network details shows up.
  • At the bottom of the page is a QR code and a ‘Forget button.’
  • Choose the QR code.
  • The next page should ask you to share it.
  • Pick the recipients address, be it their WhatsApp of Telegram.
  • On their side, they will receive the code.
  • Now, all they need to do is scan it and get connected.

And that is it.


The beauty of this process is that you don’t have to spell out your password. And typos are non-existent when entering the passcode.

Finally, there are other options to do the same process such as Nearby Sharing, but the feature is not available for the majority of Android phones. Those that run near-stock software have it, so you might want to check it out if you have a Nokia or Pixel.


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