How to share Wi-Fi password

Updated: May 25, 2023
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How to share Wi-Fi password
by Gary Spenser
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What is the main minus to sharing Wi-Fi profile with someone? When you do it, someone gains access to the rest of the devices in that network.

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Howly called together cybersecurity experts to reveal the secrets of safe digital sharing. In a nutshell, follow these simple rules. Track each user you share the password with. Avoid extensive sharing and alter the passwords from time to time. Protect your network

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Let’s begin the case and share Wi-Fi.

How to exchange the network between two iPhones

As iPhones take up almost half of the smartphone market in the US, let’s start with sharing internet passwords between them.

To begin with, both phones sharing the Wi-Fi password should have the most recent iOS versions. Otherwise, there might be problems in connection. Check that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are on everywhere. Moreover, both Apple ID emails must be added to the contacts of each other devices. Alternatively, sign in to

When you keep both devices within range, proceed as follows:

  1. On the recipient’s phone, move to the network settings. The sharing device will show a window to confirm the operation.
  2. Choose Share Password, and that’s it.

How to share Wi-Fi password from iPhone to Android

How to share Wi-Fi password

Through the multiplatform sharing operation, a QR code is a must. In practice, any QR code generator might pass. To share Wi-Fi password from mobile to mobile of different manufacturers, try the following scheme:

  1. Go to the app.
  2. Authorize the network with the credentials.
  3. Create the QR code.
  4. Move to the Android phone's camera and shoot the code. Click the message to confirm. Finish.

The recipient’s phone is in the network.

How to share a Wi-Fi password from iPhone to Mac

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There is the same precondition as in the case of sharing a password between iPhones. The device must keep the contacts one in another. Use the following to continue:

  1. On a Mac, launch the Finder, then Applications, and then Contacts.
  2. Push Plus, then New Contact from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the information.
  4. Go into the network.
  5. On the Mac, open Network Preferences and Network.
  6. Choose the necessary network.
  7. When you see a window requesting the password, go to the iPhone and confirm the sharing with Share Password. Voilà.

How to share Wi-Fi password Android

How to share Wi-Fi password

There is a slightly different procedure with Android 11 and 12. Since they are the most common versions, we describe the algorithm for both of them as follows:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Connections (Android 11) or Network & Internet (Android 12).
  3. Pick the network.
  4. Push the cog symbol next to the name of your network.
  5. Pick QR Code (Android 11) or confirm Share (Android 12).
  6. Confirm your identity and get the scannable QR code on the screen.
  7. Scan the code.

How to reveal your network details on Windows

How to share Wi-Fi password

Unfortunately, there is no special program for sharing Wi-Fi with computer on Windows operating system. Nevertheless, Windows can reveal the password for the connected networks. Use the following scheme:

  1. Move through Network and Internet to Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Pick the network, and Wireless Properties.
  3. Move to Security, and confirm Show characters. That’s it.

How to join a network with the QR code

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There are several methods for reading a QR code to share Wi-Fi profile Android. Most users prefer Google Lens or the Camera. Do as follows:

  1. Launch the software that you chose.
  2. Tap the camera symbol or shortcut button on your phone.
  3. Put the QR code in the frame. A pop-up window displays the option to join.
  4. Drag the camera preview window down from any place within the window to expand it.
  5. Tap Connect to network.


What is a QR code?

It is a barcode with a pattern of pixels to record information. They keep more information than traditional barcodes, as they can be read in many directions. It makes them perfect for sharing Wi-Fi profiles.

Should I apply a special app for QR codes?

No need to download additional third-party apps, whether paid or not. You can use integral tools in Apple and Android devices like Camera, etc. It will help to read the codes while sharing Wi-Fi profile, Android.

How to prevent hacker attacks after sharing my Wi-Fi password?

Switch off guest network access. This will reduce the risk of unwanted usage of your network. Install additional protection and change the passwords once in three months.


The Wi-Fi network could be shared among various devices: phones, computers, and tablets. There are numerous means to share your Wi-Fi password. However, stay alert and protect your network to avoid revealing your sensitive data or breach. There is no possibility to deny anyone in network access, but preemptive measures are obligatory to stay secure.

Deny guest access, use protective firewalls, and change the passwords timely. All this will prevent access to your network and, therefore personal data theft.

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Thank you! It was useful. I didn’t know the details.
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I think sharing Wi-Fi is dangerous. People, you’d better don’t do that!
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Thank you for including both Android and iOS devices in the instructions.
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Nice job!
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This article covers the basics of sharing Wi-Fi passwords. And it’s fine to me. Just what I needed.
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I liked the article. It’s short and comprehensive.
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iPhones are beneficial here as always. Ah, just marketing. I used to like it, but prefer Android phones nowadays.
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+1. Strongly agree.
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I always feared to share Wi-Fi even with friends.
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It’s ok, Ann36. I think it’s better just to be cautious.
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I personally didn’t understand what to do to protect the password while sharing
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This article has saved me a lot of time and frustration
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I appreciate the emphasis on security and sharing passwords only with trusted individuals. I’ve had an incident once
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It’s true. I always use just camera for scannin QRs) No other apps needed.
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I liked the brevity. All the devices in one post, nice! I often use share Wi-Fi from my iPhone to Mac when I work remotely. It’s a blessing to work from the park or cafe near your home.
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Very helpful! Thanks! you saved my party. As for security measures, I trust my friends!

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