I have a Motorola G7 Plus (UK model) connected to my home wifi router. When I choose Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi, I see that under the name of my router, it says "Connected via Camera". What does this mean? (I don't actually have a camera, other than the one in my phone.)

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"Connected via Camera" means that the WiFi access point was added by scanning a QR code using the Camera app.

From frameworks/opt/net/wifi/libs/WifiTrackerLib/res/values/strings.xml file:

<!-- Status message of Wi-Fi when it is connected by a app (via suggestion or network request). [CHAR LIMIT=NONE] -->
<string name="wifitrackerlib_connected_via_app">Connected via <xliff:g id="name" example="Wifi App">%1$s</xliff:g></string>

which is used inside the getConnectedDescription() function to show additional info of the WiFi connection, otherwise only showing "Connected".

Additional reference: motorola - Can't delete / forget wifi added with QR.

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