Explained: How To Share Wi-Fi Password on Android and iOS Securely?

There's no need to spell out your password anymore.


Do you often have guests at your place? Consequently, do you have a hard time sharing your Wi-Fi password so they can connect to the network? Or maybe, do you have a device that isn’t connected to a network, but you also have another device that’s connected? Well, Android and iOS offer useful Wi-Fi sharing features.

To clarify, your Android or iOS smartphone can let another device connect to a network with ease. The traditional way of distributing your Wi-Fi password can be a hassle if you have a strong password. The easier way lets you connect by just scanning a QR code, or even better – stay logged in to the same account. Let us have a look at the how.

How to share Wi-Fi password on Android?

Sharing your Wi-Fi password is quite easy on devices with Android 10 and above. To start, adhere to the following steps.

1. Firstly, open the Settings app and navigate to the Wi-Fi page.

2. Then, click on the connected Wi-Fi network on your phone.

3. The details page will appear, showing your Wi-Fi network’s information like its SSID, range, etc. There, click on the Share button.

4. Lastly, a QR code will appear, which needs to be scanned by the other user.

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Sharing WiFi Password on Android 10+

Next, to connect to the network using the QR code generated above, the other user needs to do the following.

1. Firstly, open the Settings app and navigate to the Wi-Fi page.

2. On the Wi-Fi networks page, scroll down and tap on the option that reads “Add network.”

3. There, click on the QR code option and scan the QR code generated above.

And that concludes the process of sharing a Wi-Fi password on Android.

How to share Wi-Fi password between iPhone, iPad, and Macs?

Apple, taking full advantage of its well-established ecosystem, makes it seamless to share your Wi-Fi password between iPhone, iPad, and Macs. However, there is a catch.

The prerequisites to share your Wi-Fi password to other Apple devices are:

  • On both devices, turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If either device has Personal Hotspot on, turn it off.
  • Make sure that the email address you use for your Apple ID is saved in the other person’s Contacts. And make sure you have their email address saved in your Contacts.

Finally, once you’ve met the requirements, do the following.

1. Open the Wi-Fi page in the Settings app and select the Wi-Fi network that you want to share.

2. Further, tap on the Share button and wait for the process to complete.

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Sharing WiFi network on iOS.

Can I not share my WiFi network from iPhone to Android?

Although, this doesn’t mean that you can’t share your Wi-Fi network from an iPhone to an Android. However, it simply requires a few more steps. You can do so by using a QR code generator like Qrafter. These have the ability to generate Wi-Fi QR codes where you need to enter your Wi-Fi name and password. Post that, scan the QR code via the Android phone’s Settings.

To sum up, it’s quite easy to share your Wi-Fi password if you have an iOS or Android smartphone.

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Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.
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