How to share Wi-Fi password from iPhone to android

IPhones are normally not compatible with android devices making it quite difficult for anyone trying to share something from iPhone to android. However, there is a small hack I have for you which will enable you to easily share Wi-Fi passwords between these two devices.

You may probably be asking yourself how this is possible due to the fact that both these devices use different software interfaces. Without doubt, this process is not as straightforward as sharing Wi-Fi passwords between two iPhone devices. When it comes to iPhone, all you have to do is simply switch on Airdrop on both devices and share just about anything to either of the devices, including Wi-Fi passwords. Sharing a Wi-Fi password from your iPhone to an android device on the other hand, will require you to follow a few steps.

You can easily share a Wi-Fi password from youriPhone to an android device using apps that can generate QR codes. Yes that’s right! And the good news is that these apps are readily available on both App store and Google Play Store. Some of these apps include Qrafter App for iPhone and QR Code Reader for Android.

These QR Code generating apps basically make a QR code of your Wi-Fi password which can be easily read using a QR code app on the other device. It’s just a matter of scanning and voila! You will have all the information you need in a snap of a finger. It doesn’t sound too difficult anymore, does it? In addition to this, using QR codes also prevents your Wi-Fi password from being saved in plain texts on the android device. Which means that you will still maintain the privacy of your password even when you share it to another device.

Best QR Code generating apps
Visual codes, Qrafter app,
QR Code reader, QR scanner, QR code Reader by Green Apple Studio
Availability of apps
App store
Google Play Store

Steps you should follow to share Wi-Fi password from IPhone to android

Identify the name of your Wi-Fi network

name of your Wi-Fi network

You should first find the name of your Wi-Fi network which is also known as the Service Set Identifier (SSID). This is basically the name you gave to your wireless network. Well, most people usually name it after their nick names so you most definitely have a rough idea of what I’m talking about. However, there is no reason to panic if you don’t know your Wi-Fi network name.

You can simply just go to the Wi-Fi settings on your phone and look at the name of the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to. The name that appears there is your SSID. Once you see it, you should write it down somewhere as you will need it later on.

Install QR generating apps

Technology has really advanced nowadays, and what even makes it better is the fact that we can be able to access useful apps such as these free of charge. All you need is reliable internet connection and enough storage space in your phone. Downloading on the other hand, takes less than 30 seconds which is also pretty convenient. Therefore, if you have an iPhone you should simply head to the App store on your phone and download Visual codes app. It is also free of charge so you won’t have to spend any extra bucks to get the app on your phone. This is one of the most user- friendly QR code generating Apps and that’s why it is highly recommended. Other apps that you can use on iPhone include Qrafter app.

Create QR code

QR code

Creating your QR code is a pretty simple task. You should basically click “Connect to Wi-Fi” on the code creation section of this app and enter the name and password of your Wi-Fi network. This is the reason as to why you have to note down your SSID and Wi-Fi password in case you don’t have it off- head. After you have keyed in the following requirements, you are supposed to name the QR code so that you don’t confuse them in the event that you create other QR codes.

However, it is also important to note that you are supposed to be careful and accurate when creating a QR code. This is because the app doesn’t have access to your Wi-Fi information hence it won’t be able to correct in case of an error.

Store your QR Code at a place that is easily retrievable

After these three steps, you should then take a screenshot of the QR code you created and store it in your photos app. Another alternative would be using the “share” feature that comes with Visual codes however, I don’t find it an ideal option in my opinion. This is because you will be required to pay for it.

Share your Wi-Fi log in with friends

This is now the easiest and most interesting task to do in this whole process. As all you have to do if you have an android device is use the QR Code Reader and Scanner App. Once you open the app, place the android device to capture the whole screenshot of your QR code on and once it focuses, you press “Connect”. After doing this, the android device will automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network shared from your iPhone. Pretty simple, yeah?


Without doubt, this process may seem a bit complicated at first. However, I guarantee you that it will become much easier especially after you have done it once or two times. Using this simple hack is quite convenient as it will save you from constantly typing out complicated Wi-Fi passwords.


Is the QR Code Reader and Scanner app free on Google Play Store?

Yes it is. You can easily download this app on Google Play store free of charge.

Is it safe to save my Wi-Fi password and log in details on QR Code?

Yes, because the QR code doesn’t save your Wi-Fi password in plain text.

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