Google is making great efforts to bridge 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 single click, which is great. You can also see Android notifications on your Chromebook and reply to messages instantly. And if you want to quickly connect to the Internet on a new Chromebook, you can easily share the 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’ve included three ways to share Wi-Fi passwords between Chromebooks and Android smartphones. One of them is an upcoming feature, but it will be very useful when launched for all users. Expand the table below and jump to the method you like.
Share Wi-Fi password between Chromebooks and Android phones with Phone Hub
If you want to share Wi-Fi passwords between your Chromebook and Android phone, you can easily do so from Phone Hub. You just need enable “Wi-Fi sync”, and it will sync all your saved Wi-Fi networks including your Android phone information to your Chromebook. That is how it works:
1. To sync Wi-Fi passwords between your Chrome OS laptop and Android phone, first enable Phone Hub on your Chromebook. Click the “phone” icon on the Chrome OS shelf and click “Begin“.
2. Next select your Android phone in 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 unlock some of the Phone Hub features. Now click on the “Phone” icon on the shelf, then select “Settings”Gear icon.
4. Then go ahead and enable “Wi-Fi Sync” on / off basically. This will sync all Wi-Fi networks including their passwords from your Android phone to Chromebook.
5. Now you can click on one of the saved Wi-Fi networks on your Chromebook and sign in without using a password.
Sync Wi-Fi credentials between Chromebooks from your Google Account
In addition to the Phone Hub, 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 stored on another Chromebook, it syncs with your current device and you do not need to enter the password. This way, you can easily share Wi-Fi passwords between different Chromebooks. Here’s how you do it.
First of all, open the Quick Settings panel in the lower right corner and click on “Settings“icon. This opens the Chrome OS Settings page.
Then go to “Accountsin the left sidebar, then click “Sync Services and Google”In the right pane.
3. Then click on “Manage what you sync“.
4. On the next page, make sure that “Wi-Fi network“the switch is on. This will sync your password and Wi-Fi network across all your Chromebooks.
[Upcoming Feature] Share Wi-Fi password between Chromebook and Android phone with Share nearby
Google is working on a nearby sharing feature that allows you to share Wi-Fi passwords between your Chromebooks and Android phones. This new feature has not been released yet, not even in Dev Channel or Canary, so the stable release is still a few months away. The people at 9to5Google reported that “Share nearby Receive WiFi credentials“The feature will be hidden under the Chrome flag below.
We will let you know about this new feature as soon as it becomes available. However, according to the official commitment, this feature will allow you to share Wi-Fi information including SSID (network name), Wi-Fi security type and password from your Android smartphone to Chromebook. This will all be done locally via Bluetooth so you can quickly connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I 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. Apart from that, there is an upcoming Nearby Sharing feature which allows you to quickly share Wi-Fi credentials on your Android phone. For detailed information, follow our guide.
How do I sync the Wi-Fi password between my 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 Wi-Fi networks stored in your Google Account, open the Chrome OS Settings page. Then open Accounts in the left pane -> Sync & Google Services -> Manage what you sync -> Enable “Wi-Fi network”. That is it.
Quickly sync Wi-Fi password between Chromebooks and Android phones
So here are the three ways to share Wi-Fi password between Chromebooks and Android phones. Of those three, two are currently working on Chrome OS, and the upcoming Nearby Share feature will make things even better when released in the Stable channel for all users. At least it all comes from us. To enable the new Chrome OS launcher, go to our in-depth guide linked here. And to enable automatic clicks in your Chromebook, which is a great accessibility feature, you need to follow our tutorial. Finally, if you have any questions, please let us know in the comments section below.