Many modern Wi-Fi network devices support the WPS, short for Wi-Fi Protected Setup, a function to quickly connect devices without manually input username or password. For example, if you have a Windows 11 or 10 computer, when you click on a Wi-Fi network name to connect, you will be asked to enter the network security key, it is simply the Wi-Fi password. Right below the password input box, Windows 11 tells you that “You can also connect by pushing the button on the router.” If the router that broadcasts the Wi-Fi network has WPS turned on, you can also make use of the WPS to make quick connections to Wi-Fi networks without having to type in the passwords of wireless networks.
Connect to Wi-Fi Network using WPS on Android
Recent Android versions should have the support for WPS. If you open the Wi-Fi menu to expand the list of all available networks and see Encrypted (WPS available) below certain Wi-Fi networks, it means your phone supports WPS.
To connect Android phone to WiFi using WPS, you should find the WPS connection option first. It can be found in different places or menus. You can simply do a search in Settings to quickly find it. This method works with almost all Android devices. On my Huawei phone, I can see the Search bar at the top section of the Settings home screen. If you can’t find wps in Settings through search, probably your phone doesn’t support WPS. When you search for wps in Settings, you should normally find both WPS connection or WPS PIN connection. The names may differ across different devices. For example, you may also find WPS Push button, WPS PIN entry or other similar names on other devices.
WPS push connection via Pin connection
These are two different ways to connect devices via WPS. When you use the WPS Pin option, Android will give you an eight digit PIN which needs to be added to your router’s control/admin panel, thus it is more difficult than the Push way. Below we will only discuss the WPS push button method.
Choose WPS Connection or WPS Push Button from the search result in Settings to quickly access it. Your Android phone will search for the router. Note that your router has to be WPS-enabled. The wireless router supports WPS and this option is not disabled from the admin panel. Some people may consider the WPS isn’t safe so they choose to disable it on the router when they don’t use it to connect devices. When your phone finds the router or Wi-Fi network, it will automatically connect it through WPS, no need to input Wi-Fi name or password.