Android smartphones are a versatile breed of devices that offer a bunch of features and one such feature they offer is the ability to share WiFi passwords. For instance, if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network which has a long and complicated password, or maybe if you have forgotten the password for the network, you can easily check it from settings and even share it with someone without a lot of effort. So let’s take a look at how you can do that.
Head over to the settings of your Android smartphone and go to the Wi-Fi section. It is situated under Network settings or Connections, depending on which company’s device you have. Alternatively, you can tap and hold on to the Wi-Fi button in the Quick Settings shade to directly go to the Wi-Fi page.
Tap on the gear icon or the “i” button next to the Wi-Fi you are connected to.
Next, tap on the ‘Share’ button if you are a Pixel or OnePlus/Oppo/Realme/Vivo user. However, if you are using a Samsung Android smartphone, tap on the QR Code button at the bottom.
Now, for non-Samsung users, you will have to verify it by entering your password or authenticating your fingerprint so no one can misuse the feature. Now, the device will show you a QR Code and the password of the connected Wi-Fi network in plain text below it. This was how you can check the Wi-Fi password on Android smartphones. Users who want to connect to the network can scan the QR code or directly enter the shown password.
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For Samsung & Xiaomi users:
If you are a non-Samsung or non-Xiaomi user, the above steps should suffice. However, if you are using these company’s devices and want to check the password of the Wi-Fi in plain text, the below steps should be followed due to the fact that the Samsung and Xiaomi phones only show the QR Code for sharing the Wi-Fi and not the exact password in plain text. Before following these steps, make sure you have Google Lens installed.
After tapping on the QR Code option in Samsung and tapping on the network ID in Xiaomi phones, take a screenshot of the screen where QR Code is being shown.
Open Google Lens and open this screenshot. Once you open it, Google Lens will automatically scan the picture and show you the Wi-Fi password in plain text.
So this is how you can check and share your Wi-Fi password on Android smartphones. This may come in handy in a bunch of situations where you need the Wi-Fi password and for some reason you aren’t able to remember it.