How to use any device to share your Wifi password

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Photo: Cristian Gutu (Shutterstock) – You do not always need to maintain a printed copy of your wireless network credentials.

You probably ask for the wireless password before anything else when you have visitors to your house. The local coffee shopping trail allows you to use the wireless name and password on the wall or manually share these credentials until you memorize them. Or by sharing your login information directly using any device or platform you can speed up this process considerably. We’re going to show you how to do it.

How to share iPhone and iPad Wi-Fi passwords

You have little to do if you share passwords with people with other Apple devices. Just make sure you update the newest version of iOS or iPadOS on your iPhone or iPad. Check whether on your device, you sign up to iCloud. (You can do that by going to Settings; you’re set if you look at your name at the top.) You need to ensure that the Apple ID of the other person is saved to your address book in the final preparation step.

So unlock your iPhone or iPad, which should be connected to your local network already. Ask your friend on their Apple device to select the right Wi-Fi network name. You’ll now see your iPhone or iPad showing up to ask your friend if he or she wants to share his or her WiFi password. You’re all set to tap Share Password.

This works without a hitch as long as you connect to the wireless network you want to share and the devices of your friend are close to your iPhone or the iPad.

You must use more manual means if you try to share your wifi password with people without Apple devices.

How to share Mac wireless passwords

Sharing your Mac’s wireless passwords is extremely simple as long as you share it with other Apple devices, again. The processing steps are the same as those for iPhone and iPad — sign in to iCloud, ensure that anyone with whom you share information has updated to the latest version of iOS and iPadOS and add the Apple IDs of your friends to the Contacts app.

Only log in to the wi-fi network and request that your friends try the same thing when these things are handled. Your Mac will display a pop-up asking whether you want the wireless password shared. Share click. The device of your friend connects to the wifi network automatically.

A warning: This feature only works if you are using macOS High Sierra (10.13) or a newer version on your Mac. Click on the Apple logo on your desktop on the left corner of the Mac and select About this Mac to check this.

You have to manually share the password saved when using a Mac for non-Apple devices. You can open the Keychain Access application to find the saved wifi passwords on Mac (which is pre-loaded on your Mac). In the left panel select the iCloud tab and, next to the Keychain Access, click Passwords to the right. In the upper right corner you can use the search box to find the name of your wifi network.

When the wifi network has been found, right-click on it and select Copy the Clippboard Password. You can send it to your friends very quickly.

How to share Android wifi passwords

If you have an Android phone which runs Android 10 or later, you can produce a QR code to share your network password quickly. Sit > Network & Internet > Wifi and type on the equipment icon next to the name of the wireless network to which you are connected. Hit Share, also with a QR code icon, enter your passcode and on the screen you will view a QR code.

Ask friends to scan this code for the connection to your wireless network on their phones. Most Android phones have the Google Lens application, which can scan and quickly open QR codes. You can open the camera application and scan a QR code for the connection if you have an iPhone.

How to share Windows Wireless Passwords

Sadly, Windows 10 is not built-in so that wireless passwords can be shared quickly. Your best bet is to quickly share your wifi password with another device. Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Network and Sharing Center to locate your stored Wi-Fi Passwords on Windows 10. Click Connections: NETWORK Name and select Properties Wireless.

The last step involves clicking on the Safe tab and selecting the Network Security Key Show character box. You can see your wireless password on your computer so that you can share it manually with the people who want to use the internet connection.