How to Join WiFi Network Using iPhone Camera

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network requires to manually enter the password. But do you know you can do that without entering the password? The stock Camera app for iOS now supports QR code scanning. Hence, you can add contact info, pair with a HomeKit accessory and also quickly join a Wi-Fi network using your iPhone’s Camera app.

So, if you ever find your iOS device without the Internet, you can instantly jump onto your friend’s WiFi networking without having to dabble with the password. Let me show you how it works the right way!

How to Quickly Join A WiFi Network Using Your iPhone’s Camera App

Before getting started, just ensure that your device running on iOS 11 or later.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Camera.

Tap on Settings then Camera on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Next, turn on Scan QR Codes.

Turn On Scan QR Codes in iPhone or iPad Settings

Step #4. Next up, open the Camera app and make sure that Photo option selected at the bottom.

Step #5. Up next, you need to point the camera at the QR code, which may be printed on the back of the router.

Once it has successfully scanned the QR code, the Camera app will show a notification banner with the network name.

Finally, just tap on the banner to let your iOS device instantly join the Wi-Fi network by accessing the credentials stored in the QR code.

That’s pretty much it!

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This is the most secure way of sharing Wifi with your friends, without revealing the password. The problem with sharing the password is that it spreads like Breaking News, and sometimes people connect without permission and hampers our internet speed. This guide will eliminate that situation completely.

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