Did you know that you can share your WiFi network with friends and family via QR code on your Galaxy smartphone or tablet? This is a feature launched by Samsung with the Android Pie (One UI), and it is incredibly useful: whether your phone or tablet is linked to the Wi-Fi network of your home or office, a friend or family may also connect to it by simply scanning a QR code shown on your computer. In this guide, you are going to learn how to share WiFi via QR code on Samsung Galaxy phone.
In the meantime, this feature doesn’t keep your Wi-Fi password a secret. It just makes it a bit easier to connect to a protected Wi-Fi network by avoiding the need to type a password manually. Anyone who checks the QR code on your computer will be able to see what the password is after the QR code has been identified, at least on Galaxy computers.
Meanwhile, third-party apps also work well but you will need to down QR Code Generator and set it manually while with this Samsung’s feature you don’t need to download any third-party apps, all you have to do is find your Wi-Fi network’s QR code and let your friends scan the code to get connected to your Wi-Fi network.
What Are QR Codes?
From Japan, they come to us, where they are very popular. For Quick Response, QR is short for (they can be read quickly by a cell phone). They are used to grab a piece of information to your mobile phone from a transitory media and bring it in. In a magazine commercial, on a poster, a web page, or even on someone’s t-shirt, you can soon see QR Codes. It can send you information about the company (allowing users to check for nearby locations) or details about the person wearing the t-shirt once it is on your mobile phone, show you a URL where you can press to see a trailer for a movie, or it can give you a coupon that you can use at a local outlet.
The explanation why they are more useful than a regular barcode is that far more data, including URL links, geo coordinates, and text, can be stored (and digitally presented). The other key advantage of QR codes is that many modern mobile phones will scan them instead of having a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them.
How to Share WiFi via QR Code on Samsung Galaxy
Make sure you have the latest Samsung smartphone running Android 9 ( Pie), Android 10, or even Android 11. Here’s how to share a WiFi password via QR Code on your Samsung Galaxy phone:
Step 1. Go to the Settings app.
Step 2. Tap Connections.
Step 3. Select Wi-Fi.
Step 4. Tap on the Settings or gear icon next to your connected Wi-Fi network.
Step 5. Tap QR code on the bottom left-hand side.
Step 6. A QR Code will be generated on your Galaxy device for other mobiles to scan to easily connect to your WiFi network.
Important Tip: You can take a screenshot of your Wi-Fi network’s QR code, crop the QR area, and keep it to your phone’s gallery because you won’t need to find your WiFi QR code again and again just find the screenshot of your Wi-Fi network’s QR code and let your friends scan the QR code and connect to your Wi-Fi.
Now, your friend(s) will just need to scan this QR code to connect to your WiFi. Most of the new Samsung Smartphones running on the Android Pie (9) have a built-in QR scanner, swipe down the notification panel, you will see the Scan QR code option. If your friend is using Google Pixel or iPhone, they can just use their camera app and the phone will automatically recognize the QR code.
However, if your friend is different Android phones and their phones don’t have built-in QR scanning functionality in their camera app. They can download third-party apps like QR Code Reader or QR Scanner. Install these apps, open them and simply point their camera at your screen. Within a second, the QR code will be recognized and they can simply tap “Connect” to join your network.
So this feature was about how to share WiFi via QR code on Samsung Galaxy devices. With Samsung’s built-in Wi-Fi sharing feature on Android Pie, you can easily share your Wi-Fi password. To make things even easier take the screenshot of your Wi-Fi network’s QR code, save it to your gallery and show it to your friends to scan the code and connect to the network.