This is what you can do in iOS 11 with your iPhone's camera and QR codes — 2022

In the current betas that we have for developers and in the public ones of iOS 11, we have found two new features the sea of ​​​​interesting, one of them related to Wi-Fi networks and QR codes.

The camera, a new instrument in iOS 11 for Wi-Fi

TheQR code reading through the camera of our iPhone or iPad it's already possible , while the other feature is a new way of accessing the Wi-Fi network through the same QR codes that we read with our camera, thus facilitating access for friends and acquaintances to connect to our Wi-Fi network.

Scan a QR code from the iPhone camera for Wi-Fi



It is clear that the apple company wants to make life easier for us, both for ourselves and for our immediate environment. Hereinafter, we can connect to a Wi-Fi network just by scanning the QR code of the router that we will have to paste in our router if it does not have it as standard .

When doing it with the camera application, a notification will appear telling us that it has detected a Wi-Fi network and that by clicking on it we will be able to connect automatically without the need for other data such as passwords. Likewise, you can alsoread QR codes with third party apps on iPhone.

Not all routers have a QR code or if we have changed the password to something other than the default, this will not help us at all. However, the device could be reset so that everything returned to normal.

The same if we modify other data such as the SSID of the network.

Generate your own QR code and paste it on your router

If your router does not come with a QR code or you have changed its password and you are interested in this novelty that iOS 11 brings, don't worry, here we show you the steps to follow to generate your own QR:

  1. Enter in Internet to the web QiFi
  2. Copy the SSID (name of your router) that appears on the back sticker of your router and paste it in the SSID field of the web
  3. Indicate the type of security encryption that your network has
  4. Type the password in the field Key
  5. Press generate and save the generated code to print it and be able to paste it later on your device

Other new features included in iOS 11 are:

  • Now you can select your favorite main image in Live Photos .
  • They give us the option to view memories horizontally.
  • Some application icons have suffered changes and have been redesigned.
  • The maps will show Speed ​​limits of the different roads and a new way of do not bother while we are driving. Also, while you're behind the wheel, your mobile will respond with an automated message if someone sends you something.