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Android 12 has a new, easier way to share Wi-Fi passwords

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Android 12 has a new, easier way to share Wi-Fi passwords

Android 12 has a new, easier way to share Wi-Fi passwords

Sharing a Wi-Fi password can be a hassle which typically includes looking for a piece of paper that’s impossible to find when you need it. 

In Android 12, however, you’ll be able to wirelessly share your password using Android’s Nearby Share feature. The feature has gone live in the Android 12 developer beta, which has recently become available to download (via Android Police and XDADevelopers’ Mishaal Rahman). 

Android 12 now lets you share Wi-Fi passwords with anyone nearby through Nearby Sharepic.twitter.com/fAA0nzKvlL

— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) February 18, 2021

To do it, open Settings, go to Wi-Fi, select the network you want, and tap “Share.” You’ll get the option to share the network via a QR code, or through Nearby Share. If you choose the latter, the phone will look for nearby devices, and the person on the other device will get a notification, asking them to accept the share. The password will not be displayed for security reasons, but should the receiver accept the share, they will then be able to connect to the Wi-Fi network.  Read more…

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