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How to use Wi-Fi QR code on Android 10 to share the password and join a network

Google’s latest mobile OS, Android 10, has finally started rolling out to Pixel devices. Apart from the obvious visual changes, such as system-wide dark mode and new accent colors, Android 10 also brings a lot of functionality changes.

If implemented as advertised, Android 10 could turn out to be the most user-friendly Android OS yet, and we are certainly hopeful. Android 10 is changing the way you share, including your Wi-Fi password. Up until Android Pie, you had to share your confidential Wi-Fi password with your friends to allow them to join your network. While that is still an option, Android 10 presents you with a better and more secure alternative.

The newest Google mobile OS allows you to create a QR code for your WLAN network directly from your phone’s Wi-Fi settings. Similarly, you can also scan a QR code to hop on to a familiar network.

How to share a Wi-Fi password using a QR code on Android 10

Step 1: Go to Settings. Tap Network & internet. Tap Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Tap on the network you want to share.

Step 3: Tap on the Share button with the QR logo on top, next to the Forget button.

How to join a Wi-Fi network using QR code on Android 10

Similarly, to join a Wi-Fi network without needing to manually enter the password on Android 10, do this:

Step 1: Go to Settings. Tap Network & internet. Tap Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Tap on the network you want to join.

Step 3: Tap on the QR code icon adjacent to the Password field.Scan QR code to join Wi-Fi

Step 4: Scan the QR code to join.


What are your thoughts on the ability to join Wi-Fi networks using QR code and thus avoid manually typing the password? Or share the Wi-Fi password easily using a QR code? This surely lets us set a complex password for our Wi-Fi network that we wouldn’t do in order to type complex passwords.

Sushan

A mediocre engineer hoping to do something extraordinary with his pen (well, keyboard). Loves Pink Floyd, lives football, and is always up for a cup of Americano.