If you have guests over to your home, chances are that they will ask you for the Wi-Fi password.
This can be a frustrating experience as you try to remember the password or read out a complicated string of characters.
Writing the password on a piece of paper or buying a Wi-Fi password sign can be inconvenient, especially if the password contains hard-to-read characters.
Fortunately, both Android and iOS have built-in ways to quickly and securely share your Wi-Fi password with trusted people.
How to Share your Wi-Fi password on Android
To share your Wi-Fi password using an Android phone, you can generate a QR code that people can scan to join the network automatically.
1. Go to Settings > Connection & sharing > Personal hotspot.
2. Tap on Personal hotspot, then click QR code.
3. Verify your Lock screen password, then the Share button and QR Code will appear.
4. A screen with a QR code, the name of the Wi-Fi network, and the password should appear.
5. Now, you can share it with your family members and also print it out and attach it to your wall.
Some Android devices may have a slightly different process to generate the QR code. If the person is unable to scan the QR code, they can manually enter the password.
How to Share your Wi-Fi password on iOS/Apple
1. Apple has provided a convenient method to share your password with other iOS and Mac users since iOS 11.
2. To use this feature, ensure that both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on your device and the recipient's device.
3. First go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
4. Then tap on your network.
5. On your device, you should get a pop-up asking if you want to share your password.
6. Tapping the Share Password button should start the process of getting them online.
If you're not seeing the prompt, it may be because the person requesting the password must have your Apple ID email saved in their Contacts app.
If you and someone else are having trouble with sharing your Wi-Fi password on your Apple devices, you can check that your email addresses are added to each other's contact cards in the Settings.
However, if the other person is using an Android device, it is currently not possible to share your password through an easy built-in way on iOS. In this case, you'll have to follow the manual steps mentioned above to share the password.