STATES CHRONICLE – Remember having to type difficult Wi-Fi passwords and having a hard time sharing them with your friends? Apple thought of this, and wanted to fix the problem, so iOS 11 comes with a special feature which allows you to share a Wi-Fi password remotely, without the need of typing it.
Making it easier to introduce difficult Wi-Fi passwords
We all know those long and intricate Wi-Fi passwords which are not only hard to remember, but they are also hard to type. It might be easy for you to introduce it once, and then have your device remember it for you, but sharing it with a friend becomes difficult. Therefore, Apple thought of a way to give someone else a Wi-Fi password without actually disclosing it.
The latest Apple operating system, iOS 11, allows devices to obtain these passwords directly from another iOS phone or tablet. When you try to connect to an unknown network, you will receive a message telling you to hold your iPhone close to another iOS device which is already connected to the network.
iOS 11 is still in a beta version
Then, the device in question will receive a dialog box which asks it to grant the device permission to access the Wi-Fi network. If it receives the approval, then the password is sent to your phone automatically.
You don’t need to type it by yourself, it will just appear in the field and allow you to connect to the network. Also, this is great for those people who use the same password everywhere, and might not feel comfortable with revealing it to their friends. This technology is similar to the AirPod pairing mechanism, and works only between iOS devices.
At the moment, iOS 11 is still in beta, so Apple might decide to change a lot of features before the final version is released. However, such a feature will come in handy, and users would most surely be happy to use it.
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