Android 12 will let you share Wi-Fi passwords with nearby devices

Android 12 isn’t exactly around the corner but it’s nice to get bits and pieces that tell us what to expect from the future OS. The nearby share of Wi-Fi passwords, for example, is a neat new functionality that awaits and solves one of the worst “first-world problem” we have.

Android 12 will let you share WiFi passwords with nearby devices

Currently, Android 10 users and above can share Wi-Fi passwords using the generated QR code. With Android 12, you won’t even have to do that. The password will be integrated in the Nearby Share feature will be introduced allowing you to share the Wi-Fi password of the network you are connected to.

However, for the Nearby Share to work, you probably need to have both devices on Android 12 and it’s still unknown what kind of protocol the system will use. Hopefully, since the Android 12 developer preview release is drawing near, we will know more soon enough.


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