Android 12 will let you share Wi-Fi passwords with nearby devices

20 January 2021
No need to ask for Wi-Fi passwords and QR codes anymore.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 21 Jan 2021anyone remember when windows phone had this feature ages ago?Yes, I have a (blurry) recollection of a feature of this sort - when the "visitor" was in your Skype/People contacts, sharing Wi-Fi password was possible...

  • RightAllTheTime

KeyserSoze, 23 Jan 2021This article is fake news. My Note10+ has had this QR-code... moreThe article literally mentions this exact thing if you would take the time to read it. The difference is, with Android 12 the QR code will no longer be needed to share the password with nearby devices.

This article is fake news. My Note10+ has had this QR-code-wifi-share feature since I bought it in 2019 with Android 10! You don't need Android 12 for this.

  • just having a beer.

Why would anyone want to share password manually? I have NFC tag on my door, anyone that would be in, can just tap and it logs them in...

Well, apart Apple users, their device can't read it :D

  • spoonyzaurus

Oh look, now Google copying what Apple has been doing for a few years now. Genius.

Anonymous, 20 Jan 2021What is the difference between QR and some other sort of sh... moreWell I can see that much of a quality of life using Android share over qr code for exemple, so I agree with you.

[deleted post]and here is the big advantage of android. anything ios, mi ui or one ui can do, android can do with third party apps

  • Anonymous

anyone remember when windows phone had this feature ages ago?

sa11oum, 21 Jan 2021*laughs in iOS*You laugh in the most basic O.S ; iOS ; you should cry . After 100 years ; now you have widgets on that basic iPhone screen. Also night mode was made by Google first.

  • Anonymous

Yuri84, 21 Jan 2021Can't you just send it over a messenger? Why do we nee... moreConvenient.

2012 called and wants it's MiUi 4 back :D

Can't you just send it over a messenger? Why do we need "next android version" for that? It doesn't seem to require re-writing a lot of android code and could be added as a small feature to existing versions.

  • Carol

Anonymous, 20 Jan 2021You don't get it?! Google is copying every OEM out the... moreThis not that great feature was is already on android 10, they just improved it. If you don't get the difference, stop comenting.

  • botox

We had that on Windows phones some 10 years ago, it was called Wi-Fi direc I think.

*laughs in iOS*

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 Jan 2021You don't get it?! Google is copying every OEM out the... moreapple doesn't copy??

  • HW

Anonymous, 20 Jan 2021Oh, definitely! Let's say, since 2017 (iOS 11)? :PYup, its already there since iOS 11 😁

  • Pete

What on earth for.

  • Essen

MIUI has had this since their devices have been on Android 6. MIUI version 8 or so. And it can be shared with any device. Just click on 'tap to share password'. Convenience apart, it's also secure. You can share wifi with your guests without actually having to spell out the password to them.

The reason I am done with the much loved stock Android.

  • Blackkk Mamba

Ola, 20 Jan 2021Samsung OneUI 2.5 already does this. And they still think Stock Android is better.