How To Share WiFi Password From iPhone To Android Device

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to share your WiFi password from an iPhone to an Android device? I sure have. It’s like trying to get two people who speak different languages to understand each other. But with a little patience and the right tools, it’s definitely possible.

I was at a café last week with a friend. We both wanted to connect to the WiFi, and I had previously saved the password on my iPhone. Rather than dig out the crumpled napkin with the network key scrawled on it, I thought, why not try sharing the password from my iPhone to her Android?

1. The Classic Approach: The Manual Way

The most straightforward method is, of course, just telling or texting the password. But there’s a catch – I had a super long and complex password that was next to impossible to remember. And in the spirit of not making mistakes, I didn’t want to type it all out. So, off to the next method.

How To Share WiFi Password From iPhone To Android Device


2. QR Code Magic

QR Code Generator came to the rescue. Here’s what I did:

  • Went to my iPhone’s WiFi settings and tapped on the network name.
  • Clicked on the QR code icon next to the password (this might be available on the newer iOS versions).
  • My iPhone displayed a QR code that had the WiFi details embedded.
  • I asked my friend to open her Android’s camera app and scan the QR code.
  • Voila! She was connected in no time.

If your iPhone doesn’t have a native option, there are tons of QR code generator apps available on the App Store.

QR Code Magic

3. Third-party Apps to the Rescue

While searching, I stumbled upon a couple of apps that claim to simplify the process. One app that caught my eye was Instabridge. It allows users to share WiFi networks with friends. However, both devices need to have the app installed. So if you frequently share WiFi networks with friends or family, this might be a solid choice.

Third-party Apps to the Rescue

4. Use NFC

Now, this method requires a bit of tech finesse. If your iPhone (7 or later) and the Android device have NFC capabilities:

  1. Head over to the App Store and download an NFC tools app.
  2. Launch the app on both devices.
  3. On your iPhone, create an NFC tag with your WiFi details.
  4. Ask your Android buddy to tap their phone against yours.
  5. The Android phone will detect the NFC tag and connect to the WiFi.

This method felt like some kind of tech magic to me. It was just so cool!


Final Thoughts

Our smartphones may come from different ecosystems, but with a bit of creativity, there are plenty of ways to bridge the communication gap. Of all the methods, I personally found the QR code method to be the easiest and quickest. But that’s just me – you might find one of the other methods more to your liking.

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Benjamin Johnson

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