You can share WiFi details with others very easily in Android 12. Partly thanks to QR Codes and Nearby Share. So no longer do you need to go lookup the password when your friends or family come over and want to use your WiFi. And thanks to QR Codes being baked into Android 12, it is easier than ever to share WiFi details.
Today, we’re going to walk you through exactly how to share these details with others that might need the info to get connected while at your place. Here are a few ways that you can share your WiFi SSID and password with others. Keep in mind that this really only works with Android devices, though others can scan the code, it’s not as seamless on other platforms.
How To Share WiFi SSID & Password On Android 12
Firstly, swipe down on your notification shade and tap on the arrow next to “Internet”. Or you can jump into Settings and then select WiFi.
Now, tap on the gear icon next to the WiFi network.
Now in the connection settings, you’ll see an option to “Share” the network with others. Tap on that.
Next, you’re going to need to verify your identity with your fingerprint or face, if you have a screen lock on your phone.
Then, you’ll be presented with a QR Code. The user you want to share your network can just scan the QR code and be connected automatically.
Or you can also opt to use Nearby Share to send the information over to that person. The person can opt to accept the credentials and be automatically connected to the WiFi network.
And it’s just that easy. This makes it easy for when you have guests over, or maybe if you decide to turn your place into an AirBnB. As you could print out the QR Code and hang it up somewhere in the home.