Windows 11 will soon allow you to share saved Wi-Fi passwords using QR codes, making it easier for guests to access Wi-Fi without manually entering credentials.
This new Wi-Fi sharing feature simplifies the process, eliminating the need to enter Wi-Fi credentials on mobile devices manually, and it’s similar to Android or iOS Wi-Fi controls. Wi-Fi sharing will also work with mobile hotspots.
Windows 11 Build 25977 also brings enhanced privacy controls, including a notification prompt when an app first requests access to location or Wi-Fi details, which can be managed in the Location Settings.
You might remember when you needed to dig into the Control Panel and numerous properties to find and save Wi-Fi passwords. It wasn’t always the smoothest way to get connected. But those days are behind us with Windows 11’s new sharing features.
Microsoft is making it possible to share Wi-Fi passwords stored in Windows 11 using QR codes, similar to using an Android phone to share Wi-Fi passwords. In Build 25977, the just-released update to Windows 11 in the Dev Channel of the Insider Program, you can now generate a QR code with the credentials of the Wi-Fi network.
You can let your guests quickly scan the QR code visible on the Windows 11 screen with their phone’s camera to log on. Microsoft has many new features coming to Windows 11, including new Copilot capabilities, but this could be one of the best changes in the past few months and the one I’m most looking forward to using.
Sure, you could use Windows Settings or Control Panel to find the saved Wi-Fi passwords and share them with others, but all existing methods require you to enter your Wi-Fi credentials on your mobile device…