How to Share a Wi-Fi Password From iPhone to Android

It's a bit more complicated than an AirDrop from iPhone to Android

What to Know

  • Install a QR code generator, such as Visual Codes, on your iPhone. In the app, tap Add Codes > Connect to Wi-Fi.
  • Enter the network's SSID, password, and security type (likely WPA). Then name the network, and tap Create Code.
  • On the Android device, start the camera app and scan the code. Tap the Wi-Fi network pop-up message to connect to the network.

This article explains how to share a Wi-Fi password from an iPhone to an Android device by creating a QR code based on your Wi-Fi network settings.

How to Share Wi-Fi Password From iPhone to Android

On the iPhone, you start by installing a QR code generator that creates a QR code based on your Wi-Fi network settings. When scanned by the Android phone, the settings can be applied to the phone with a single tap. Here’s how to do it, step by step.

  1. Find the network’s Wi-Fi settings. You need to know the SSID, which is the public name of the network, as well as the Wi-Fi password and type of wireless security (such as WPA, WEP, or none).

    You might be able to find this information in your Wi-Fi router’s mobile app, or it might be on the router.

  2. Install a QR code generator on your iPhone that can create codes based on your Wi-Fi settings. There are a number of apps that do this.

    In the example below, we used Visual Codes, a highly recommended app, since it can save multiple Wi-Fi QR codes to your phone for use again later. The exact steps will vary slightly if you use a different QR code app.

  3. Start the Visual Codes app.

  4. Tap Add Codes.

  5. At the bottom of the screen, tap Connect to WiFi.

  6. Type the network’s SSID in the Name field.

    Add Code, Connect to WiFi, SSID in Visual Codes app
  7. Type the Wi-Fi password, and tap the correct security type (it’s almost always WPA).

  8. Type a memorable name for this Wi-Fi connection in the Label field.

  9. Tap Create Code.

  10. Your new code will appear on the Codes page, as part of a list along with any other codes your create for other Wi-Fi networks. Tap an entry to display its QR code.

  11. On the Android phone, start the camera and position the phone so it can scan the code.

    Create Code button, Home Wi-Fi QR code, camera app
  12. When the Wi-Fi network pop-up message appears, tap it to connect automatically to the network.

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