In this article, we’ll show you how to share a Wi-Fi password. The whole process is fairly simple, at least on most Android smartphones. Do note that the procedure may differ from one brand to the other, as different Android UIs are used by companies.
Sharing a Wi-Fi password is easy, and we’ll show you how to do it
In this particular example, we’ll show you how to do it on stock Android, on Google’s version of Android. The procedure we’re about to go through can be applied to Google’s Pixel devices. We used the Pixel 4a for this purpose, and at the time of writing this article, it was running Android 11.
The first thing you’ll need to do is navigate to your phone’s Settings to access the Wi-Fi menu. You can do that in several ways, but we’ll show the default one. Open up your app tray, in this case by swiping up on the home screen. Scroll down until you find the “Settings” icon. Tap it.
Once you do that, on most phone’s you’ll see the Wi-Fi option first at the top. Tap that menu / icon in order to get into Wi-Fi settings, from where we’ll do the rest of the work.
You can choose to share any of the saved Wi-Fi passwords on your phone
Once you’re in the Wi-Fi menu, you can choose whether to share a password from a Wi-Fi you’re currently connected, or some other one you have saved. We’ve highlighted both options in the image below. For this example, we’ll share one of the passwords that are in the “Saved networks” menu.
Once you’re in there, simply choose which network you’re interested in, and tap it. A new menu will open, and you’ll see the “Share” option there. That option is, in the case of the Pixels, accompanied by a barcode icon. Tap that option.
Once you do that, you’ll be asked to enter a password or the phone will ask you to scan your finger, if you have any of that set up. If not, the menu will open immediately. This is also the last step of our tutorial. That new menu will provide you with both a barcode and a Wi-Fi password you’re interested in (they’re blurred in the provided image, for obvious purposes), as shown below.
You can either send that Wi-Fi password to someone, or let them scan a barcode. If the person is not next to you, copy the password, or send them a screenshot, it’s up to you.