Google is putting a lot of effort into bridging the gap between Chromebooks and Android smartphones to create its own ecosystem. For example, you can now view photos from your Android phone on your Chromebook with just a click, and that’s great. You can also view Android notifications and respond to messages instantly on your Chromebook. And if you want to get online quickly on your new Chromebook, you can easily share your Wi-Fi password between your Chrome OS device and your Android phone. So, in this article, we bring you a guide on how to share Wi-Fi password between Chromebooks and Android phones.
Share Wi-Fi password between Chromebooks and Android phones (2022)
In this article, we have included three ways to share Wi-Fi passwords between Chromebooks and Android smartphones. One of them is an upcoming feature, but it will be quite useful when it goes live for all users. Expand the table below and go to the method you like.
1. To sync Wi-Fi passwords between your Chrome OS laptop and Android phone, you need to enable Phone Hub on your Chromebook first. Click the “phone” icon on the Chrome OS shelf and click “Start.”
2. Then select your Android phone from the drop-down menu and click “Accept and Continue”. On the next page, you may need to enter your Google Account password to verify your credentials.
3. Then some features of Phone Hub will be unlocked. Now click on the “Phone” icon in the shelf and then select the “Settings” gear icon.
4. Next, go ahead and activate the “Wi-Fi Sync” switch at the bottom. This will sync all Wi-Fi networks, including their passwords, from your Android phone to your Chromebook.
5. Now you can click on any of the saved Wi-Fi networks on your Chromebook and connect to them without entering a password.
Sync Wi-Fi credentials between Chromebooks from your Google Account
In addition to Phone Center, Google also syncs other things in the background, including Wi-Fi networks, app data, settings, wallpaper, and more from other Chrome OS devices. If you have a Wi-Fi password saved on another Chromebook, it will sync with your current device and you won’t have to enter the password. This way, you can easily share Wi-Fi passwords between different Chromebooks. Here’s how to do it.
1. First, open the Quick Settings panel in the lower right corner and click the “Settings” icon. This will open the Settings page in Chrome OS.
2. Next, go to “Accounts” in the left sidebar, then click “Sync & Google Services” in the right pane.
3. Then click on “Manage what you sync”.
4. On the next page, make sure the “Wi-Fi Networks” switch is turned on. The Wi-Fi password and network will be synced across all Chromebooks.
[Upcoming Feature] Share Wi-Fi password between Chromebook and Android phone with nearby sharing
Google is working on Nearby Sharing, which will let you share Wi-Fi passwords between your Chromebooks and Android phones. This new feature hasn’t been released yet, not even on the Dev or Canary channel, so the stable release is still a few months away. The folks at 9to5Google reported that the “Nearby Sharing Receive Wi-Fi Credentials” feature will be hidden under the Chrome flag below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How to share Wi-Fi password between Chromebooks and Android phones?
You can sync Wi-Fi passwords between Chromebooks and Android phones using Phone Hub and Google Account Sync. Additionally, there’s the upcoming Nearby Sharing feature that lets you quickly share Wi-Fi credentials to your Android phone. You can find detailed information in our guide.
How to sync Wi-Fi password between Chromebook and Android smartphone?
Open the Chrome OS Settings page and go to Connected Devices -> Your Android Phone -> Enable “Wi-Fi Sync”.
How do I sync all my Wi-Fi networks on my Chromebook?
To sync all the Wi-Fi networks saved in your Google Account, open the Chrome OS Settings page. Then open Accounts in the left pane -> Sync and Google services -> Manage what you sync -> Enable “Wi-Fi networks”. And it is done.
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