I have a sheet of paper with my Wi-Fi name and password clearly written as I give to my guests so they can log in to the Wi-Fi network. However, the way to share is not foolproof and can still take visitors some attempts to get right. With Android Q I recover that sheet.
No longer giving family and friends the paper with my Wi-Fi password. I no longer want to look for the password on my modem's label when I move the paper. And for my guests, it suspects no more. Inthe next version of the Android OS from Google, I can generate a QR code with the references in my Wi-Fi network that guests can quickly scan with the camera's camera to log in. Of all the cool new features I have used so far in Android Q, it can be the best and what I look most forward to using.
Sure, you can findto do this on Android phones, but they may require you to manually enter your network information as part of the installation. In Android Q, just tap a button in your Wi-Fi settings to create a QR code to share. And then scan it, open your iPhone or Android camera app, scan the code and press to join. The process is based on the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi Easy Connect standard for sharing network tasks with a QR code.
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Create a QR code for a Wi-Fi network
In Android Q, you can share your Wi-Fi data through a QR code.
Go to Settings, then Network and Internet, then your Wi-Fi network name and press the switch to the right of your network.
In the Network Details window, press the blue Share button to the right.
Enter your password to create a QR code with Wi-Fi name and password.
It doesn't seem like a way to save the QR code, so you have to regenerate it every time you use it. However, you can take a screenshot of the QR code and show it on your phone to the guests. I have done it.
Scanning a QR code to connect to a network
On Android, you can select "Add Network" at the bottom of the Wi-Fi settings to scan a QR code. However, what is easier is that the camera program can scan QR codes when turning on lenses.
Open Android Camera App.
If you haven't used lenses yet, press More in the camera settings that cross the bottom.
Press lens, then press Turn on camera to use lens.
Now place the camera's viewfinder over the QR code and point to the code.
When the network name appears under the QR code, press on it to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
On an iPhone ($ 1000 on Amazon) and iPad ($ 249 on Amazon) runs iOS 11, it's even easier:
Open the iOS Camera app.
Place the viewfinder's viewfinder over the QR code. When the camera recognizes the QR code, a message appears.
Touch the message to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
On iPhone or Android, once you have pressed the message, you are on the Wi-Fi network without writing a password.
Originally published April 16, September 5th. PT.