If you have a Samsung phone that is a candidate for upgrading, it is likely that you already have One UI 6. This is the South Korean company’s customization layer on top of Android 14 and has a ton of changes and improvements for the brand’s phones. The first to be updated were the Galaxy S23, but little by little it is coming to phones of other ranges, such as the modest Galaxy A14.

One UI 6 brings changes to the interface, the camera and several sections of the system, but where it also stands out is in some accessibility and simplicity options for users. And one of those options is a very, very simple way to share the internet from your mobile. Here’s how to create a one-time password for when you share the internet from your Galaxy with One UI 6.

A few taps and we have an easy and secure connection in One UI 6

Creating a local network using your mobile phone as if it were a router is common and, in addition, very useful. It has several names such as ‘Connection Sharing’, ‘Wi-Fi Zone’ or ‘Connection Sharing’ and, basically, it consists of giving the mobile the order to generate a connection with another device to share its data connection.

Do you need to use your laptop in a public place and don’t want to connect the WiFi? You can do it this way. Want to connect your Nintendo Switch to the internet on the bus? You can use your mobile. Going on a weekend and want to take a Chromecast with you? You can do that too.

And, when you use your phone to share the internet, you have two security options. One is… Not having a password. It’s less than ideal because anyone could plug into your network and start ‘pulling’ on your data plan. It’s best to create a password, a good password, but if you need to share the internet every now and then, it can be tedious.

One UI 6 has an option that allows you to generate a short one-time password. This password is renewed every time the shared connection is reactivated, and creating it is very, very simple:

  • Under ‘Settings’, go to ‘Connections’.
  • We must scroll to the ‘Shared Connection and Modem’ tab.
  • Inside, you have to select the ‘Connection Sharing’ switch.
  • Once done, click on ‘Shared connection’ and go to the bottom, where it says ‘One-time password’.
  • Activate it, enter it and voila, you’ll see a password that will be renewed every time you activate and deactivate the option.

This is useful both for us, to create different passwords each time, and to share the internet with another device or with another person. In fact, there is an option to share the connection using a QR code.

As you can see, it’s one more option that isn’t superfluous, that can add a layer of security in some cases by generating random passwords and, above all, allows us not to have to think about a key so that it remains secure over time.

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