If you are looking for a way to share the password or key of the Wi-Fi network to which your Sony Xperia 5 IV is connected to be able to share it and quickly configure it on another Android device, be it the Samsung brand or any other, in this tutorial we will show you how find the native way included in the Android operating system from version 10, to generate a QR code with the Wi-Fi password.
The Sony comes from the factory with the Android operating system version: 12 although it may have received new updates over time.
Once the QR code has been generated on your Xperia 5 IV, you can read it with the camera of the other device and download it as an image to be able to use it again as many times as you want without having to perform these steps again.
Estimated time: 2 minutes.
1- First step:
First of all we must make sure that we are connected to the Wi-Fi network that we want to share from our Sony, if so we access the Xperia 5 IV settings, it is the icon of a gear wheel. If you do not see it on the Sony Xperia 5 IV home screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and you will see it.
2- Second step:
Once inside the Xperia 5 IV, settings, the first option that should appear is "Networks and Internet" or "Connections". Press to access the Wi-Fi network settings.
3- Third step:
Within the network and internet settings of your Sony Xperia 5 IV, the first section that will appear is the Wi-Fi connection.
Here we check that it is connected, the icon on the right should appear in blue, if not, click on the icon on the right with a single touch to activate it and make it appear in blue. Once Wi-Fi is activated on your Sony Xperia 5 IV, click on the left on "Wi-Fi" to access its settings.
4- Fourth step:
Once we are in the Wi-Fi network settings, the available Wi-Fi networks will appear in a list, both those that we have configured and those that we do not. The first Wi-Fi network that appears is the network to which your Sony Xperia 5 IV is connected, click on the gear icon that appears to the right of the name of the wireless network to see the details.
5- Fifth step:
When accessing the details of the Wi-Fi network saved in your Sony Xperia 5 IV and whose access code we want to share to connect from another device, we will see a QR icon under the name of the wireless network on the right with the text “QR Code”. Press to see the QR code.
6- Sixth step:
The QR code will appear on the Sony Xperia 5 IV screen. Scan the QR code from the other device you want to connect to the Wi-Fi web. If you don't know how to read a QR code, click here to see the instructions.
If what you want is to save the QR code for later or to print it, you can take a screenshot, if you don't know how to do it on your Sony Xperia 5 IV click here to see how to take screenshots on Sony Xperia 5 IV.
Remember that you can generate a QR code for each different Wi-Fi network to which you connect from your Sony Xperia 5 IV. If these steps to see the QR code of the Wi-Fi network on your Sony Xperia 5 IV have not been useful, check again that the Sony Xperia 5 IV is connected to the Wi-Fi network and not through the data connection.
If you cannot find the QR code following the indicated steps, you may need to update the operating system of the Sony Xperia 5 IV that comes from the factory with Android version 12, see this tutorial: How to update Android operating system.