Android Q Beta 3: Wi-Fi Passwords Are Shown In Plain Text

Android Q Beta 3: Wi-Fi Passwords Are Shown In Plain Text

In today’s digital world, Wi-Fi is something we often asked when we go to our friends or relatives house, even in cafes and restaurants. Security should always be the main priority, but a little convenience won’t hurt anyone.

The latest Android Q Beta now includes a thoughtful feature that makes it easy for users to share their Wi-Fi passwords. Google has just made Wi-Fi passwords stored in smartphones easily accessible.

Related: Android Q Beta Launch: Coming Very Soon And Available To More Devices

Android Q Beta 3: Wi-Fi Are Now Easily Accessible In Plain Text

Android Q Beta 3 Makes It Easier To Share Wi-Fi Passwords
Android Q Beta 3 Makes It Easier To Share Wi-Fi Passwords

Wi-Fi passwords have always been stored in your smartphones to allow you to easily reconnect. They have always acquired root access for these passwords to be revealed in plain text up until now.

You might remember in the previous Q beta, QR code sharing for Wi-Fi passwords has been added. Well, in this version of Android Q Beta, Google is taking that step a little further.

Photo Courtesy By 9To5Google: Sharing Options On Wi-Fi Settings
Photo Courtesy By 9To5Google: Sharing Options On Wi-Fi Settings

When you tap on your phone settings for any Wi-Fi network that you are currently connected to or have been connected to before, there is a sharing option.

Photo Courtesy By 9To5Google: Verification Needed To Access Wi-Fi Network Sharing Options
Photo Courtesy By 9To5Google: Verification Needed To Access Wi-Fi Network Sharing Options

This will require your device’s PIN or a fingerprint to access. Once that has already been established, you will then see a QR code for automatically connecting to the Wi-Fi network. Then, you will see the Wi-Fi password in plain text as well.

Photo Courtesy By 9To5Google: QR Code And Wi-Fi Password
Photo Courtesy By 9To5Google: QR Code And Wi-Fi Password

The QR code functionality has been added back to the first Android Beta release. But the plain text password has only been added to this latest version of the beta.

Wi-Fi Passwords Are Now Easily Accessible Thanks To Latest Version Of Android Q Beta

When it comes to Wi-Fi passwords, connect and forget seems to be the train of thought for many users. Some can’t even remember the passwords to their own network.

Wi-Fi Passwords Are Shown In Plain Text
Wi-Fi Passwords Are Shown In Plain Text

But with this new update from Google, it makes it very easy for users access the Wi-Fi passwords and share it to your friends. There is no need on fiddling around your device trying to look for places that you might have stored it.

Or, there will be no need for you to write it down on a piece of paper, risking the possibility that onlookers might be taking a peek.

Also, you can only access this once you have authenticated with the system through a fingerprint code or your back up secure unlock method. It is a very good mix of security and convenience.

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