Android Q Offers New Way Of Wi-Fi Connection Sharing Using QR Codes

Have you ever found yourself in the embarrassing situation when guests ask for your Wi-Fi password and you simply can’t remember it? Sure, you can just write it on a piece of paper to easily remember it, but even with the password right in front of them, visitors somehow still manage to get it wrong. Lucky for us, Android Q thought of a way to avoid these unpleasant events.

Android Q Offers New Way Of Wi-Fi Connection Sharing Using QR Codes

The next version of the Android OS is bringing some exciting changes. Now you can use your device to generate a QR code for visitors to scan in order to connect to your Wi-Fi network.

Up until now, you could find apps in the Google Play Store that did just that, but now Google thought of a way to integrate that feature into your device’s software. With just one tap on a button in the Wifi Settings section, a ready-to-scan QR code is created. All the other person has to do is scan it with their device’s camera and they will instantly join your connection.

With Google’s annual I/O conference taking place these days, we expect to hear even more interesting details on Android Q.

How To Create A Wi-Fi Sharing QR Code in Android Q

  • Go to Settings > Network & Internet
  • Tap your Wi-Fi network’s name
  • Tap the gear to the right of it
  • A Network Details Window will open; tap the Share button
  • Enter your passcode to create a QR code with the Wi-Fi name and password

How to Scan Wi-Fi Connection Sharing QR Codes

Unfortunately, the QR code can’t be saved, so you will have to generate a new one each time you need it. However, some users found a neat trick. It seems that you can take a screenshot of the QR code, then have your guests scan it. Apparently, it works.

Here’s how to scan a QR code:

  • Go to your Wi-Fi settings
  • Choose Add Network
  • Scan the QR code

An even quicker and easier way to connect to scan the code is to open your Camera app and turn on Lens. Then you can scan the QR code just fine.

For iPhones running iOS 11 or more, scanning the QR code is even easier. All you have to do is position the Camera’s viewfinder over the code. A notification will appear when the Wi-Fi network is recognized.

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