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Android Q makes it easy to share Wi-Fi without a password, thanks to this new feature

April 16, 2019


No more looking for the scrap of paper with your Wi-Fi password. And no more mistyping the password. In Android Q from Google, you’ll be able to generate a QR code with the credentials to your Wi-Fi network that guests can scan with their phone’s camera to log on.

You could find third-party apps to do this in Android phones, but it required a bit of setup. In Android Q, you just tap a button to generate a code to share. And it’s based on the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi Easy Connect standard for sharing network credentials with a QR code.

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