Cross-Platform WiFi password Sharing: iPhone, Android, PC, Mac

Here’s how you can easily share your WiFi password between different devices such as iPhone, Android, PC, or Mac:

When guests visit your home, they often ask for WiFi access. You can swiftly share your WiFi password or generate a QR code with your smartphone, ensuring everyone gets connected quickly. Below are methods to accomplish this:

Sharing WiFi password between iPhones:

Ensure both iPhones are updated to the latest iOS version (iOS 11 or higher).

  1. Activate WiFi and Bluetooth on both iPhones.
  2. Confirm that the Apple IDs associated with both devices are saved in each other’s contacts.
  3. Place both iPhones near each other and the WiFi source. Connect the iPhone with the known WiFi and open WiFi settings on the other device.
  4. A pop-up window will prompt you to share the WiFi password. Simply tap “Share Password” and the connection will be established instantly.

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If the pop-up doesn’t appear:

  • Navigate to Settings on your iPhone, then go to Wi-Fi.
  • Select the current WiFi network and tap “Password”.
  • Authenticate with your passcode to reveal the password. You can then copy and share it with your friend.

These steps ensure seamless WiFi sharing among iPhone users, simplifying the process for everyone involved.

Sharing WiFi password from iPhone to Mac:

Ensure both devices have each other’s Apple ID email addresses added to their contacts.

  1. Connect your iPhone to the WiFi network.
  2. On your Mac, open Network Preferences by clicking the WiFi icon and selecting “Open Network Preferences…”
  3. Choose the desired WiFi network on your Mac.
  4. A prompt will appear on your iPhone to share the WiFi password with the Mac. Simply tap “Share Password” to complete the process.

Sharing WiFi password from Mac to iPhone:

Ensure all devices are updated to the latest OS version.

  1. Activate Bluetooth and WiFi on both devices.
  2. Confirm that the Apple ID email addresses are saved in contacts on both devices.
  3. On your iPhone, select the desired WiFi network.
  4. Your Mac will display a prompt asking to share the password with the iPhone.
  5. Select “Share Password” on your Mac, then click “Done” to finish.

Sharing WiFi password from iPhone to Android:

Since iPhone and Android systems are less compatible, generating a QR code is an alternative method.

How to generate a QR code for WiFi sharing:

  1. Visit the qifi website.
  2. Input your WiFi details into the provided table.
  3. Your QR code will be generated.
  4. Print the QR code or save it on your browser for easy sharing with trusted friends.Sharing WiFi password

Alternatives to qifi:

While qifi is secure, other options like QR-Code-Wifi and QR Code Generator are available.

Scanning QR codes:

On iPhone: iOS 11 or later supports WiFi QR scanning with the camera app. Alternatively, download a QR reader app like QR Reader for iPhone or Avira QR Code Barcode Scanner.

On Android: Some models have a built-in QR code scanner in HiVision mode. Otherwise, apps like Barcode Scanner or NeoReader QR & Barcode Scanner are good alternatives.