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How to share Wi-Fi networks using QR code on One UI (Android Pie)

Did you know that you can share your Wi-Fi network with friends and family by letting them scan a QR code on your Galaxy smartphone or tablet? This is a feature that Samsung introduced with Android Pie/One UI, and it’s extremely useful: If your phone or tablet is connected to your home or office’s Wi-Fi network, a friend or family can connect to it as well by simply scanning a QR code displayed on your device.

No, this feature doesn’t let you keep your Wi-Fi password a secret. It only makes the process of connecting to a secured Wi-Fi network a little more convenient by removing the need to manually enter the password. Whoever scans the QR code on your device will be able to see what the password is after the QR code has been detected, at least on Galaxy devices.

And if whoever you’re sharing the network with has a recent Galaxy smartphone (or any flagship Galaxy phone from the last two years) running Android Pie, they only need to point their phone’s camera at the QR code to scan it thanks to the QR scanner feature Samsung has introduced to its devices with software updates. Third-party QR code apps work just as well, of course, and you can also share your Wi-Fi network through the QR code with your iPhone-owing friends.

Here’s how you can find the QR code for the Wi-Fi network for sharing it with others:

Step 1: First, you need to ensure your phone or tablet is connected to the Wi-Fi network that you want to share.

Step 2: Now, open your device’s Settings app, tap Connections, then tap Wi-Fi to see a list of your Wi-Fi networks.

Step 3: Here, tap on the network that your device is connected to and you will see the QR code show up on-screen. Just ask the other person to scan this code in order to connect to the same Wi-Fi network.

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locarno
locarno

“Did you know that you can share your Wi-Fi network with friends and family by letting them scan a QR code on your Galaxy smartphone or tablet?”

Yes

“Whoever scans the QR code on your device will be able to see what the password is after the QR code has been detected, at least on Galaxy devices.”

How to do this? I cannot see my password from connected network.

Requa
Requa

I took a screenshot of the QR code then used the Bixby QR code scanner in Gallery. This brought up a screen with a password field that I could view in plain text.

locarno
locarno

Ok. This should be encrypted.

Frank852
Frank852

Tengo un Samsung note con el pache de seguirdad de Julio pero no puedo ver el codigo QR

locarno
locarno

Which Note do you have ?

Requa
Requa

Is this feature something included in the July 1 security patch? My wife’s S8, with that patch, shows the QR code. My S9, which has not yet received the patch (on the same Xfinity carrier), does not show the QR codes.

Requa
Requa

Confirmed —
My S9 just got the July 1 patch, and with it the QR codes (and Night Mode in the camera).

Hcmnoy
Hcmnoy

S7 and S7 edge and A5 2016 becomes now Quarterly Security Updates.

PJaya
PJaya

Already in news about 2 month ago

locarno
locarno

Why you write this under every article. We all know this.

Turbotomate
Turbotomate

Does not work on my Note FE either.

locarno
locarno

Do you have Android Pie with July security patch on it?

Yousef206
Yousef206

Works with my gs8

ridha34
ridha34

work on my N9600

Cyril692
Cyril692

Works correctly on Note 9 Exynos

Cliff822
Cliff822

Doesn’t work on note 9

Mabdullag131807
Mabdullag131807

It doesn’t work on my Galaxy Note FE!!!

locarno
locarno

Do you have Android Pie with July security patch on it?