How to setup Wi-Fi on tablet or mobile phone in 3 steps

Currently this wireless technology is one the most popular connection types. It’s available at home and at public places such airports, planes, buses, trains, pubs, cafes, shops, gyms, works and etc. Furthermore, data usage trough this type of wireless connection is cheaper than mobile one. Today stay connected is important so we need to know how to configure Wi-Fi on our mobile devices.

Below are connecting Wi-Fi instructions for the most popular platforms such as

The main steps are

  1. Ensure that Wi-Fi mode is enabled. There should be a little indicator in status panel where other icons are located such as battery charge status, cellular signal level, current time and some notifications.

    If it isn’t shown we need to look at the settings.

  2. Choose the particular network from available ones at exact place. In the most cases their names are similar to it owners. It’s a good idea to look for the name that includes words according to place that we are in. In case of hidden networks we should manually enter it name. Sometimes Wi-Fi is provided via special Ad-Hoc networks so not all devices can connect to it. All Apple devices support it but many of Android and Window Phones don’t. There are patches that enable this support but they can make device unusable. So if we hardly need it we will do it at our own risk.
  3. Type the password that may be asked if circuit is protected. We should ask it from its service people, owner or administrator. Notice that if we enter the password incorrectly there may not be any messages about it and we will just unable to connect. Additionally, some of networks don’t ask password here and do it before first access to Internet via special login page. It’s common situation when internet is distributed per account and if we need to use it on other devices we will need to share such connection in special way.

If we do all correctly the connected one will be shown as connected and marked. If we still have connection problems the reason might be in pure Wi-Fi signal or particular network troubles.

In the future the device will remember this network and if we return to this place the connection will be restored without our action until we use “forget” option.

How to setup Wi-Fi on Apple devices (iPhone and iPad)

  1. Check on our phone or tablet that the Wi-Fi mode is on. The settings are available via pressing “Settings” icon on one of the main screens and going to “Wi-Fi” section. The section shows connected network name or disconnected status.

    This way may be used to turn it off at any time to save battery power.

  2. Choose the network from the list by tap on the needed name.

    Note that Ad-Hoc ones will be shown in a separate list.

  3. Type the password and choose “Join”.

Now we have a connection to the circuit.

We can also forget particular connection in case of no need by tap on it and choose “Forget this network”. So the device won’t automatically connect to it again.

How connect Wi-Fi on Android devices

Currently the number of Android types is very huge so here are provided screens from different versions.

  1. Make sure that the Wi-Fi mode is enabled. Slide in status panel (press on it and move to screen center) and additional options will be shown. Optional Wi-Fi icon shows it status trough active or gray state. By pressing on this icon we able to enable or disable this wireless mode. If push this icon and wait, the detailed options will be opened including status and available networks. Also settings may be opened pressing Apps icon on the main screen, next pressing Settings icon inside other apps icons and going to Wi-Fi section.

    This way may be used to turn it off at any time for decrease battery load.

  2. Choose the network from existing ones. Press ‘Advanced’ to connect to hidden ones.

    Note that Ad-Hoc networks won’t be probably shown in the list due to limits of this platform. There are patches that enable this support but they can make device unusable. So if we hardly need it we will do it at our own risk.

  3. Type the password.

Now we are connected to the chosen circuit.

We can also stop reconnecting to it automatically in the future by tap and choose “Forget network”.

How to configure Wi-Fi on Windows Phone

  1. Ensure that the Wi-Fi is switched on. In the App list, go to “Settings”, then “Wi-Fi” section.

    We can use this switch to turn it off at any time for reduce battery usage.

  2. Choose the network from accessible ones to connect with. Hidden ones may be found in “advanced” option.

    Note that Ad-Hoc ones won’t be probably shown due to limits of this platform.

  3. Type the password and tap “done”.

Now we are connected to the chosen item.

Delete it in case of no need by tap and choose “Delete” to prevent automatically connecting later.

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