How to make a QR code for your WiFi Password

by | Sep 25, 2023

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We all know how annoying it is to type super long passwords just to log in to your own WiFi. Even worse—hearing your friends and family complain about how complicated your passwords are. After all, you’re doing the right thing! You may have read our article on how to create a strong WiFi password and use those tips to secure your network. NordicPass recommends a 16-character password to really future-proof yourself. How can you get away without retyping 16 or more characters when you need to log back in? The best way is to learn how to make a QR code to replace your WiFi password.

How to make a QR code to replace complicated passwords

You’ve probably noticed that QR codes are gradually taking over the way we access the internet. Maybe you’ve scanned a QR code to view the menu at a restaurant or fill out your paperwork at the doctor’s office. If you own or support a small business, you may have already used a QR code to log into a WiFi network.

Now, you can even put your home WiFi credentials into a QR code, so all your house guests need to do is scan the code to access to the internet. Remember the days of rooting through your office to find your username and password on the side of a modem? Yeah, those days are over. There are several ways to make a QR code. You can use a free QR code generator online, or you can create it yourself on your smartphone.

Customer paying via QR code

Let a QR code generator do the work for you

While creating a QR code sounds complicated, it’s a lot easier than you may think. Once you’ve decided which QR code generator you want to use, you’ll input your WiFi information. Enter your SSID, encryption type, password, and anything else you’re prompted to add. The last step is to generate the QR code and print it out. Stick it in a central location for your guests, such as your fridge, and you’re all done!

Some popular QR code generators include:

Generate a QR code on your iPhone or iPad

If you don’t want to use a website, you can also generate a QR code on your Apple device. If you’ve used the Apple Shortcuts app before, then you know how easily you can automate your iPhone. You’ll need to create a new shortcut, add your network details, and hit the “Generate a QR Code” action. You even have the option to fine-tune the capability to restore data if the code gets damaged.

Once the shortcut is complete, you can run the shortcut by hitting the “Play” button. Now you can share the QR code with guests by having them scan the code with their iOS Camera app.

How to generate a QR code on your Android device

Sharing your WiFi password from an Android device is even easier. First, be aware both you and your WiFi-stealing friend will need to be running Android 10 or newer. Head into your WiFi settings to get started. Tap on your network name and near the top, you’ll have a “Share” button with a QR-like icon. Next, tap the share button and verify your device lock to generate a code.

The code will automatically connect the other phone to your WiFi network. To scan, look for the “Add network” option at the bottom of the network list. Simply tap the QR icon and point the viewfinder at the QR code on the currently connected phone. Now you’re all set!

Person holding a QR code on their phone

Create QR codes in the Quantum Fiber app

WiFi passwords don’t have to be complicated. The Quantum Fiber app turns them into convenient QR codes so you can quickly scan and connect. Share internet access instantly with a QR code. The Quantum Fiber app is compatible with Android 5 and up and iOS 14 or later on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Ready to take control of your internet? Pay, chat, manage, and connect, all from the Quantum Fiber app.

What else should you know about password safety?

If you’re interested in learning more about password safety, our article about password managers might be perfect for you. With a password manager, you can fortify your life online to keep track of your login credentials. You can also check your network and make sure that no one is stealing your bandwidth. Learn more on the Quantum Fiber blog.

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Emily Richey
Emily Richey is the Content Manager for the Quantum Fiber blog. A recent graduate of Pace University NYC, they're an avid reader and writer. They spend most of their free time in bookshops and thrift stores.
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