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How to Turn Your WiFi Password into a QR Code For Sharing

Whenever you have guests staying over or even just visitors to your home, they will often want access to your WiFi. Finding the long password on the bottom of the box and then correctly entering it can often be an event in and of itself. There is however a simpler and speedier way to get everyone connected. By generating your own QR code for your WiFi password and scanning it, all users are connected in seconds. Read on to find out how to do this.




Get Started

This is actually fairly easy to do, you’ll end up wondering why you haven’t already tried it out!
  • Start by going to the qifi website.
  • Straight away you will see the table to be filled in with your WiFi coordinates:

  • Your QR code will be generated.
  • Once generated, you can print your QR code and hang it on the fridge or near your router or save it on your web browser. Sharing your WiFI with trusted friends has never been easier!

Alternatives

Although the qifi site is completely secured and delivers the code directly to your browser, bypassing remote webservers, there are some alternative sites to check out including QR-Code-Wifi and QR Code Generator.

How to Scan QR codes


On iPhone

If you’re running iOS 11 or later, the camera automatically supports WiFi QR scanning, all you need to do is open the camera app and place it infront of the QR code. Alternatively you can download the QR Reader for iPhone app or the Avira QR Code Barcode Scanner for other iOS systems.

On Android

Certain phone models come with a built in QR code scanner in HiVision mode. For example on Huawei devices this mode is represented by an eye-shaped icon and can be found by swiping up from the lock screen or in the camera. For all other models the Barcode Scanner app works very well or the NeoReader QR & Barcode Scanner app is also a good alternative.

If you’d like to create a QR code for other purposes, or learn more about them in general we suggest you have a look at this article.

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